Annual Presentation Ceremony

Each year we host an awards ceremony to recognise all those who have achieved WCSM qualifications in the previous year and to admit new Freemen of the Company.

Successful students can come and receive their Certificates and Diplomas from the Master himself at the Annual Presentation Ceremony on Thursday 17 October 2019, from 11.30am-2.30pm.   All those who pass WCSM qualifications at a professional level are entitled to apply for membership of the Company as a Freeman and it's a great delight to admit around 10 new Freemen each year at this Ceremony. 

Information about October 2019 presentation

We're always delighted to welcome supporters too – family, friends, a manager or someone who has encouraged our new qualifiers and Freemen.  It's a great opportunity to say thank you and allow them to join in an experience which is very special indeed.  

The ceremony is followed by a buffet lunch at which new members of the Company and successful candidates can meet with some of the “great and the good” of the optical world and talk about their careers with very experienced practitioners. Those receiving certificates and diploma attend as the Company’s guests. Prize winners are also invited to bring their employer or manager with them and stay to lunch at our expense, so that we can thank them for their support.