BARS Administration Certificate

British Association of Retinal Screeners (BARS) Administration Certification

Since City and Guilds was withdrawn there has been no formal education material or certification for administration /failsafe staff in Diabetic Eye Screening.

BARS Education Group has therefore created a certification which takes elements of the original City and Guilds unit and expands it to cover a wider knowledge and skills framework.

A student starting this course will have;

8 modules to work through and 12 weeks to complete the course

A cohort of students runs every 3 months on the certificate and once you have applied, you will be notified of your start date.


Each provides information, links, and there are 6 quiz sections.

By the end of the course the candidate will understand:


·       The Principles of Screening

·       Information Governance, Informed choices & Consent

·       Impact of Screening

·       Quality Assurance

·       Understanding Diabetes

·       Administration & Patient Management Systems in DESP

·       Exclusions & Suspensions

·       Communication


The course also includes a competency assessment to confirm proficiency upon the patient management system, confidentiality, and the processes for dealing with individuals.

The qualification is hosted by Gloucester Retinal Education Group (GREG), and a certificate validated as a BARS approved course will be available on completion.

This course is FREE OF CHARGE, and we are hoping that Programmes will use this qualification as a tool for staff development, as well as helping staff to gain confidence in their role.

To ask any questions about the course contact:


To apply for the course:

You must already be a BARS member and will need to supply your membership number with your application. Here is the link to the BARS membership information - LINK 

If you are already a member, then simply click the email below to send your request directly to the BARS team:

** ** You will need to include your full name, job role and base work location in your email 


Administrators undertaking the course will need support from their manager or senior colleague, as 2 modules require either supervision or feedback


Thank you.