17 November 2017
Council agreed to proceed with a consultation on the concepts and principles that should underpin a system of optical education and training fit for the future in the next phase of the Education Strategic Review. This consultation follows our Call for Evidence and extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders from across the UK.
Some of the concepts and principles we will be exploring through the consultation include embedding professional standards in students’ education and training, enhancing students’ clinical experience and instilling a more multi-disciplinary ethos into education programmes.
Chief Executive and Registrar, Vicky McDermott said:
“The concepts we are exploring in this consultation build strongly on our Call for Evidence and the extensive stakeholder engagement we have carried out.”
“We want to hear the views of all our stakeholders so that we can then develop detailed proposals for a new system of education and training that equips students for future roles.”
The GOC plans to publish the consultation document at the start of December.