Optical retail apprenticeship

Optical retail apprenticeship

The Optical Retail apprenticeship supports 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, for example dispensing assistants, optical assistants, contact lens assistants and optical retail receptionists. All of these support roles assist the optometrist and/or dispensing optician.

The duration for completion of an Intermediate Level apprenticeship is 15 months and for an Advanced Level apprenticeship is 18 months depending on age, prior experience and learning.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary:

£15,200–£19,600

Job roles:

Dispensing assistant, Optical assistant, Contact lens assistant, Receptionist

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Health – www.skillsforhealth.org.uk