Applications now open for 2016 Leadership Skills Module

17 November 2015

LOCSU's Leadership Skills for Optical Professionals, is a 20-credit postgraduate module, and part of WOPEC’s MSc programme at Cardiff University.

This course is designed to enable the practicing optical professional to become an effective leader at local and national level within the optical sector through the support and development of LOCs and LEHNs, building effective strategic networks, influencing policy makers and enhancing eye health services for patients.

It provides an understanding of current leadership models and theoretical approaches and will give delegates the background knowledge and practical skills that will equip them to provide leadership in the optical sector.

The LOCSU Leadership Module is open to optometrists with a BSc in Optometry and opticians who are FBDO-qualified.

LOCSU will be funding up to 10 places on the 2016 cohort. We are particularly interested to hear from optical professionals who meet one of the following:

  • LOC officers or committee members with a keen interest in leadership
  • Optical professionals with a keen interest in leadership, and supporting their optical community

If you would like to be considered for a funded place please complete the application form and return to

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4th January at 5pm.

Interviews will be conducted by Conference Call on Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 January 2016.  Please indicate any preferences for dates and times in your covering letter.

If you have any questions about the content of the course, then please contact

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Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS

Annual AGM

2018-07-26 18:15:00 - 2018-07-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

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