SPOKE: Projects

The SPOKE Knowledge Hub will deliver one or two collaborative, cross-sector projects each year to assist providers in their design of new or adapted qualifications to meet the GOC's proposed new outcomes and standards.

Project Two - Teaching and learning; scaffolding and content


The focus for Project Two was best practice approaches to teaching and learning for student optometrists and dispensing opticians, including case studies and examples of good practice from individuals and course teams from across the UK and internationally.

Examples that addressed the newer aspects of optical education outlined in the GOC outcomes 4-7, and methods to develop clinical competence through Miller’s pyramid were particularly welcomed. The case studies can be found in the resources section of these SPOKE pages.

We will be adding to these case studies over the coming months. If you would like to share, or recommend someone who might share, a case study or example of good practice in these areas, please complete and return the case study submission form 

Project One - Indicative Guidance


The new Indicative Guidance is designed to support qualification providers with the roll-out of the GOC's new education and training requirements. It provides more detail on the content that is expected to be in the new pre-registration qualifications, and gives examples of the types of assessment that could be used for the new GOC outcomes.

The guidance has now been published.