We’re changing the way people learn.

We are training the next generation of optometrists, and our research has advanced global understanding of vision disorders to improve quality of life.

Our mission

To ensure the provision of excellent education and training for optometrists and other eye care practitioners, and to produce a workforce of professionals who are able to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.

Since its inception, WOPEC has attracted business in England (from Local Optical Committees, Commissioning Groups and the LOC Support Unit) and it has developed a portfolio of popular practical skills based courses.

Our learning programmes of Certificates, Higher Certificates, Diplomas and MSc in Clinical Optometry have been developed to allow students to enhance their skills and knowledge in key areas, with the opportunity to obtain quality postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment. A wide range of modules are available to study with many including practical training. Find out more by visiting our postgraduate taught website.

Verified Practitioners
CPD & Course Certificates
CPD Assessments Taken
Authorised CPD Points

Our team

At WOPEC, we have a dedicated team of outstanding people. All LOCSU Lead Assessors are trained and accredited by WOPEC. They organise and manage local events and assessments for optometrists throughout the UK. For example, Minor Eye Conditions Services (MECS) and glaucoma assessments. WOPEC has an extensive postgraduate taught programme of study. Each module has a Leader who is an expert in their field of study.

  • Angela Whitaker

    PGT Deputy Director

  • Barbara Ryan

    Deputy Head of School

  • Ceri Morrison

    Education Team Leader

  • David Grant Robinson

    PGT Director

  • Hazel Chudley

    Senior E-Learning Admin

  • Lily Banwart

    PGT Programme Administrator

  • Nicola Roberts

    PGT Programme Administrator

  • Sasha Macken

    Lecturer (Postgraduate)

  • Stef Griffiths

    E-Learning Admin