Courses - BARS Administration Certificate

BARS Administration Certificate

Since City and Guilds was withdrawn there has been no formal education material or qualification for administration /failsafe staff in Diabetic Eye Screening.

BARS Education Group in association with Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group (GREG) has therefore created a qualification which takes elements of the original City and Guilds unit and expands it to cover a wider knowledge and skills framework.

There are 8 modules. Each provides information, links, and 6 quiz sections.

By the end of the course the candidate will understand:

  • Principles of Screening
  • Informed choice, consent and clinical governance
  • The impact screening may have on individuals
  • Quality Assurance
  • Diabetes and Eye Screening
  • Exclusions and Suspensions
  • Communication skills

The course also includes a competency assessment to confirm proficiency upon the patient management system, confidentiality, and the processes for dealing with individuals.

The qualification is hosted by Gloucester Retinal Education Group, and a certificate validated as a BARS approved course will be available to download on completion. Enrolment takes place quarterly on the following dates:

1st April

1st July

1st October

1st January

Enrolment takes place one week after but the application needs to be in by 1st to allow for administration. Any applications submitted after these dates will have to wait until the next cohort.

This course is FREE OF CHARGE, and we are hoping that Programmes will use this qualification as a tool for staff development, as well as helping staff to gain confidence in their role.

To apply, click link below:

BARS Administration Certificate/GREG Course

This will take you to the online application form where you can make an enquiry or email

Administrators undertaking the course will need support from their manager or senior colleague, as 2 modules require either supervision or feedback

Thank you.


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