This Apprenticeship Framework provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting individuals in the Optical Retail Sector, as part of the wider healthcare team.
Optical Assistants and Practice Support Staff have a range of job titles e.g. Dispensing Assistants, Optical Assistants, Contact Lens Assistants and Optical Retail Receptionists. All of these support roles assist the Optometrist and/or Dispensing Optician. Apprentices are employed and gain the new skills and learning they need to carry out these job roles as well as preparing them for future employment and career progression within the health sector.
This work-based programme was designed and developed with employers.