Optometry and Ophthalmology CPD units / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

You can apply for one of our CPD units by completing the specific online application form for the start date of your chosen unit:

See the course description section for start dates and the advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We accept applications on a rolling basis up until one week before the start of each unit. Late applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the units are full.

Advice to applicants

In addition to completing the online application form, you will need to provide: 
  • two references (either professional or academic);
  • please specify which CPD course you are applying for in the additional information field.

Confirmation of registration with the GOC/HCPC will be required for applications to all the Professional Certificates. This confirmation will be requested once an application has been submitted and considered.

How your application is considered

Offers are made to all suitably qualified applicants.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

We cannot provide visas for student on this course. If you will require one, you must ensure you will be able to source a visa yourself for the course's duration.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.