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Applications now open for Optical Assistant training in Scotland

Applications now open for Optical Assistant training in Scotland

Applications have now opened for the Scotland Level 5 and 7 Certificates in Optical Care.

The courses receive generous funding from NES Optometry, so employers need only pay £200 (Level 5) or £250 (level 7) per person, with everything they need included in the small fee.

Places are strictly limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

For the third year in a row, the courses are being delivered by Insight Optical Training.

“Despite the pandemic, we had really good feedback from our 2020 learners and have made several updates and additions to the training materials to make sure that they remain engaging, relevant, and up-to-date” We are extremely pleased to be continuing our partnership with NES”.

Anthony Blackman – Director of training

About the Courses

These courses are designed to give optical assistants the necessary skills and knowledge to provide the best possible eyecare to every patient.

Level 5 is an entry-level qualification ideal for those who have not studied for a significant length of time, or for those that need a gentle introduction into the world of learning.

Our Level 7 course is slightly more challenging and may be progressed to upon passing Level 5.

In Summary

• Start in April 2021
• Finish in December 2021
• Qualifications are endorsed by NCFE – a national awarding body
• The small fee includes course materials, three workshops and the assessment
• A range of online resources, including lectures, videos, quizzes and activities
• Supported by a printed colour training manual and an experienced personal tutor

Applications can be made online at

NB: Applications go live on Thursday the 21st of January.

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