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Welcome to WOPEC

Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre Canolfan Addysg Optometrig Ôl-raddedig Cymru

WOPEC is the first Postgraduate Education Centre for Optometry in the World, dedicated to excellence in eye care education through quality and independence.

We provide a wide range of postgraduate taught courses as well as short courses for optometrists and eye care professionals in the UK and Internationally.

WOPEC is accommodated within the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University and benefits from the involvement of Cardiff's internationally renowned academic staff.


Congratulations Dr Maggie Woodhouse and Dr Kat Evans!!! Association of Optometrists awards

Congratulations to our very own Dr Maggie Woodhouse and Dr Kat Evans who both won awards at the Association Of Optometrists awards ceremony.

Dr Kat Evans was awarded Lecturer of the Year and Dr Maggie Woodhouse received a Lifetime Achievement award. It's a privilege to have them both teaching with us at WOPEC.


Optegra Hampshire Eye Hospital

MECS assessment Hampshire LOC practitioners

Optegra Hampshire Eye Hospital

This event is intended for all practitioners within the Hampshire LOC area who wish to undertake their MECS Part 2 practical assessment The assessment is in the form of five OSCEs, each takes 5 minutes. Allow 90 minutes for the briefing an... Event Details


Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Refraction Certificate Revision for Ophthalmologists. 28-30 October 2016

Short Courses
Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Two and a half days of intensive practical training. This event has run for many years, three times a year. All aspects of the refraction certificate syllabus will be covered by experienced and qualified tutors in hands on practical sessions, maximum... Event Details


Specsavers Bishopsgate

Glaucoma assessment Specsavers Bishopsgate

Specsavers Bishopsgate

This event is solely intended for Specsavers practitioners within the area who wish to undertake their Glaucoma Part 2 practical The assessment is in the form of four OSCEs, each takes 5 minutes. Please allow 60 minutes for the whole asses... Event Details

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GOC details


If you have recently passed your exams, please ensure that your GOC details are up to date on the WOPEC website. We have noticed that many of … More

WOPEC staff

Please welcome Rebekah Potton, our new PGT ELearning administrator who joined the team at the start of August.  She brings with her lots of passion and … More

LOC events

4 events confirmed for Hampshire LOC.These events are intended only for those practitioners within the Hampshire LOC area who wish to undertake their MECS pa… More

MECS Part 2 - Northern Ireland

Nik Sheen will be flying to Northern Ireland where we hope to accredit approx.. 70 practitioners who will be undertaking their WOPEC MECS part 2 practical ex… More

And finally.....

This year the University will be using Youtube to live stream graduation ceremonies.  This means that family and friends from across the world can tune … More


Register with WOPEC to take part in our distance learning programmes, regional events and conferences.

Earn CET points, gain new qualifications and keep your professional status up to date!

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Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences is recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and research across the world. We have been committed to maintaining an outstand… More



Postgraduate Qualifications via WOPEC (at Cardiff University)

The MSc in Clinical Optometry is a part-time, distance-learning (e-learning) course with practical tutorials/workshops to accompany many modules.

For information about the modules we offer, please visit our website.

There are four ways to learn with us:

A Postgraduate Certificate… More

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