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Spectacle Maker

Produce and repair finished, quality-assured spectacles.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £4,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • processes and techniques for manufacturing and repairing spectacles
  • materials, including resins, plastics, glass and metals
  • testing and adjustment of spectacles
  • optical tools and equipment
  • technical specifications, drawings and instructions
  • health and safety
  • work to appropriate quality standards and systems
  • maths and optical science skills

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to become Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.