Training 2000 Level 2 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship to Transition to Level 3
From the 1st of January 2023, Training 2000’s Level 2 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship will transition to a Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship.
Universities, such as The University of Central Lancashire, recognise the Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship, meaning that those who complete the Level 3 qualification and hold GCSE/Level 2 Functional Skills maths and English, can progress onto various Degree courses in the Optical Industry, such as a Dispensing Optician Degree. The development opportunities for individuals entering the industry are a strong incentive, and Training 2000’s free recruitment service can highlight this when the team speak with potential applicants.
For existing members of staff looking to develop their careers, the Level 3 Optical Assistant Apprenticeship will equip them with a deeper knowledge of the industry and provide them with the skills and behaviours to adopt a more varied role and alleviate the pressure from the Dispensing Optician.
"For employers, a Level 3 qualification is likely to attract a greater number of applicants compared to a Level 2. The Level 3 will be an opportunity to attract fresh talent into the Optical Industry"— Jodie Clarkson, Account Manager at Training 2000