Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.

Study Leave Course Guidance : Opthalmology


Specialty / Programme

Required / Aspirational





Regional Training Days




Good clinical practice certification (on line module-needs to be valid)




Local cataract simulation training and surgical simulation training




Exam preparation course relevant to level of training




Clinical Leadership and Management Course




Developing skills for educational supervision




National Conference or course attendance relevant to curricular progression




European Glaucoma Society Conference (if international, registration fee only)




EURO Cornea Event (if international, registration fee only)




Annual Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 2018 (if international, registration fee only)




National Courses and Events for Critical Appraisal Training




National Courses and Events relating to Human Factors Training




Cornea & Oculoplastics course




College Seminars (often some with wet labs to allow practical hands-on experience) see below




Optics and Refraction Course




Macula Course




Trends in Ophthalmology




Accident and Emergency course




Laser training workshop




Royal College of Ophthalmologists courses relevant to curricular requirements

Version 1: November 2018