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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.


Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Refraction Certificate Revision for Ophthalmologists. 24 - 25 March 2018.

Short Courses
Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Two 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 tutor to s... Event Details


Specsavers Derry

MECS assessment Specsavers Derry

Specsavers Derry

This event is solely intended for Specsavers practitioners within the area who wish to undertake their MECS Part 2 practical The assessment is in the form of 5 assessment stations, each takes 5 minutes. Allow 90 minutes for the briefing and full ass... Event Details


Specsavers Canterbury

Kent and Medway LOC MECS assessment

Specsavers Canterbury

This event is intended for all practitioners within the Kent and Medway LOC area who wish to undertake their MECS Part 2 practical assessment The event is funded by Kent and Medway LOC and free to its practitioners. Those from outside the area ... Event Details

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Low Vision Service Wales

The Low Vision Service Wales is a primary care based NHS funded low vision service, which is provided by practitioners (optometrists, dispensing opticians a… 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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