Level 2 Optical Support

No new registrations can now be accepted for this qualification.

This was an entry level qualification aimed at new employees into optics or for those who may have worked in the profession for a long time but wanted to achieve a formal qualification. It was suitable for all staff working within optics, whether in a retail or community environment, manufacturing, sales or technical support. 

In order to achieve this qualification, you will need to complete the three mandatory units and then choose at least one of the optional units. You can choose units that are most applicable to your own role. Each unit is detailed in the qualification handbook and includes a recommendation as to which role it would best suit. The Level 2 Optical Support qualification is an entry level qualifications and is the same level as a GCSE. 


If you achieve 21 credits you will be awarded the Certificate. However, if you add units and achieve 37 credits or more you will be awarded the Diploma which is equivalent to five GCSEs.

Qualification Handbook