Commissioned by the GOC to facilitate knowledge-led collaborations within the optical sector to support programme leaders and academic faculty in their design of qualifications that meet the GOC's updated requirements for qualification approval.

SPOKE is a resource to support the academic community as a whole in their design and development of qualifications and to support practices and sector businesses in their role as placement providers within the new qualifications.

The 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.

Case studies and resources to support academic staff and the sector in implementing the new GOC outcomes and standards.

We will be providing thoughts on a current topic of interest each month and would welcome additional contributions from readers to add resources or case studies.

The General Optical Council (GOC) has approved the fifth output of the Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE).