About these qualifications
The NVQ in Optical Retailing demonstrates your on-the-job skills working in an optician's shop or other optical retailer. You'll show that you can help customers find what they need, solve their problems and keep good records.
Depending on the level and options you choose, you can also demonstrate more specialised skills, like carrying out routine optical screening procedures, fitting spectacles and providing a contact lens collection service.
An NVQ in Optical Manufacturing can prove your competence in manufacturing spectacles, contact lenses or eye prostheses. It covers a range of skills you need in the optical manufacturing industry, and is recognised by the Sector Skills Council and leading employers.
Who are they for
An NVQ in Optical Retailing is for anyone currently working in the optical retailing industry. You might be a retail assistant or a more experienced retail manager.
An NVQ in Optical Manufacturing, is for people working as an optical technician involved in manufacturing spectacles, contact lenses or optical prostheses.
Available in following countries
- Northern Ireland