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Applications open now for 2020 Leadership Skills Course

17 December 2019

Applications are now open for LOCSU’s Leadership Skills for Optical Professionals. LOCSU will be funding 10 LOC places on the 2020 course.


The Leadership Skills course is a 20-credit postgraduate module run as part of WOPEC’s MSc programme at Cardiff University.

The module has produced many successful candidates who are now leading the development of primary eyecare services in Primary Eyecare Companies and LOCs, as LOC Officers, as Clinical Governance and Performance Leads, as LOCSU Optical Leads and in Local Eye Health Networks.

This course is designed to enable the local optical committee member 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 and Dispensing Opticians who are FBDO qualified (level 6) or who are BSc qualified.

Candidates must include a reference from their LOC and applications close on Monday 6th January 2020. Telephone interviews will be held during w/c 7th– 9th January 2020.

To download an application form and see the course details with key dates and activities, visit the LOCSU website or email

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