News from Council 13 November 2019

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15 November 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Education Strategic Review update Council agreed the implementation plan for the Education Strategic Review (ESR), which is split into three stages: key deliverables, provider readiness and implementation. The first stage began in September 2019 with the creation of the Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs), who are helping to deliver the key project deliverables: Learning Outcomes for students Education Standards for providers

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General Optical Council launches Education Strategic Review Expert Advisory Groups

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22 October 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced the establishment of two new Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs), advising on the education and training of optometrists and dispensing opticians respectively, to help shape the new Learning Outcomes for students and Education Standards for providers as part of the Education Strategic Review (ESR). Philippa Mann, GOC Head of Education, said: “Our two

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Education Strategic Review update

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11 July 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Council reviewed the recommendations developed in response to the Education Strategic Review (ESR) consultation on draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students, and decided upon the next steps. Following the steers provided by Council in May on the key issues raised by the consultation, the GOC organised workshops with a wide range of stakeholders to further explore

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GOC encourages ESR responses with three weeks to go

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8 February 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today encouraging its stakeholders to influence the future education and training of the professions by responding to its Education Strategic Review (ESR) consultation by the 25 February 2019 deadline. GOC Interim Director of Education Dr Subo Shanmuganathan said, “We’re determined to make sure that optical education is fit for the future and supports and

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