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Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2)

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 2 End-Point Assessment for Optical Assistant

Who is this Standard for?

An optical assistant requires many skills to be able to work within the optical retail industry. In order to meet a high standard of customer service, as well as technical and clinical requirements, optical assistants have to interpret and understand a clinically issued prescription, its effects on the eye, and the customer’s vision. They need to be able to identify and recommend specific optical appliances to meet the customer's needs, using strong communication and listening skills.

Programme structure

This is a level 2 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months. 

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 27/02/2018 will be assessed against ST0530/AP01

Endpoint assessment methods

  • Direct Observation
  • Professional Discussion
  • Case Study

You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here