A Spectacle Maker is anyone who uses their skills and labour for the production and repair of finished, quality assured spectacles with a wide range of prescriptions, coatings and finishes, frame types and styles. They will be using a range of materials for frames, lenses and optical manufacturing and repair tools and equipment. They may be working within a small glazing workshop or in a larger manufacturing environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for Spectacle Making
What is required - understanding of
Health & Safety
the key optical tools and equipment used, the principles of how they work, and how they are prepared, maintained and safely used, including:
Construction of spectacles
The manufacture, service and repair of spectacles
|Skills||What is required - ability to|
Health & Safety and working environment
Technical interpretation and understanding
Manufacturing and repair processes
Tools and equipment
What is required - you should
Typically the apprenticeship will take 24 months to complete.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Link to professional registration
Achievement of the standard meets the requirements for eligibility to be admitted as a Freeman of the Worshipful
Company of Spectacle Makers
This apprenticeship standard is set at level 3.
This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after 3 years.
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