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LOC Induction Programme

Facilitated Online Induction Programme

Book now for the in-depth Facilitated Induction programme which is hosted using our Thinkific online platform. This approach will include the opportunity to participate in private, online group discussions with other new members, group webinars focused on specific LOC topics and activities designed to support delegates to become effective LOC members quickly.

Next Course

  • Week 1 – Monday 24 June: Orientation Week – You and Your LOC

Enrol on LOCSU’s training academy on Monday 24 June and start working though content online in your own time

  • Week 2 – Content released on Monday 1 July:  What is a LOC?
  • Week 3 – Content released on Monday 8 July:  LOC Functions and Governance
  • Week 4 – Content released on Monday 15 July:  Who does the LOC communicate with?

Webinars to accompany the course: (Optional but highly recommended)

  • Week 1 – Monday 24 June, 7:30pm – 8:15pm:

Launch webinar introductions and overview of LOCSU with special guest CEO of LOCSU Janice Foster

  • Week 2 – Tuesday 2 July, 7:30pm – 8:15pm:

Webinar – Setting goals workshop and round-up of week 1

  • Week 3 – Monday 8 July, 7.30pm – 8.30pm:

Webinar LOC Functions including guest LOCSU’s Louise Robinson Business and Operations Development Lead to update on the constitution consultation

  • Week 4 – Monday 15 July, CPD Webinar,  7:30pm – 9:00pm

Discussing those acronyms ICS, ICBs, PCNs and Introduction to commissioning with guest LOCSU Advancement Lead Andy Byrne

  • Follow-up Webinar – Monday 22 July 7:30pm – 8:15pm:

Round up of What is a LOC and Top Tips from other LOCs, Comms Plans and Quick Wins with LOCSU’s Digital Learning Support Officer

What Is The Commitment?

We anticipate that delegates will need to allocate 2–3 hours per week during the course to complete the reading and activities.

How Do I Sign Up?

In order to register for this programme, delegates need to email us at by 10am on Monday 17 June. Please provide your name, LOC and role within the LOC (please copy in your Chair to the email for transparency).

Online Induction Non-Facilitated Modules

LOC Induction Online training module is a useful resource for all newly-elected committee members/officers and experienced members alike who wish to update themselves on the role and responsibilities of the LOC, the NHS landscape and who’s who of the national optical bodies at their own pace.


The Who’s Who of the National Bodies
New Members Induction Pack (Please log into the members area)
Jargon Buster

If you have any questions around both the programme content, please email Simone Mason, LOCSU’s Digital Learning Support Officer.