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Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

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

EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and the Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - these document supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

End-Point Assessment Journey Level 2 Optical Assistant

Support and Guidance Documents - These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment. 

Think About - Case Study

Think about - Professional discussion

Think about - Direct observation