Optical Practice Support

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Optical Practice Support like?

Learn how to provide great patient-focussed care everyday with an Optical Practice Support apprenticeship. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to provide advice and assistance to customers about their eye wear needs.

You’ll be a core part of a team in an optical workplace while also focusing on your development and confidence. With this apprenticeship, you’ll provide key information and advice to customers, helping them select the best product or service to to help them see as well as look and feel better about themselves

An as Optical Practice Support apprentice, you’ll also work with an Optometrist to ensure you follow optical regulation and governance. You’ll book appointments, adjust and repair spectacles and respond to any complaints or concerns. You’ll also stay up to date with new lines and promotions in your workplace, so you’re always providing patients with the most recent information.

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Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.  

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This apprenticeship takes between 12 to 18 months to complete.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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