WCSM Qualifications

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WCSM Qualifications

The WCSM has had a long history of supporting training, from the first days of its incorporation when Masters engaged, supervised and qualified apprentices. Click here for more history.

Today, WCSM offers nationally recognised qualifications which have been accredited by Qfqual and SQA. These qualifications lay a solid foundation for the development of essential optical skills and open up a defined career pathway for those entering optics at the lowest levels.

These qualifications are open to all those working in optical practices, hospitals, workshops and laboratories. Each qualification stands by itself as a recognised standard of achievement. For those who wish to progress, each Level achieved can represent another step along the ladder towards further professional training and a long career in optics.

WCSM is the awarding body and successful candidates will be presented with their qualification certificates at the Company's annual ceremony at Apothecaries' Hall in London each October.

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Training Courses

WCSM itself no longer offers training directly. Training courses leading to these qualifications are offered by various colleges and employers in the sector.

A prospectus on courses offered by ABDO College can be found here.

Contact: WCSM Courses
Operational Services Team
ABDO College
Godmersham Park
Telephone: 01227 738829 option 1
Email: info@abdocollege.org.uk

Administration of examinations including registration is undertaken by the ABDO examinations team, on behalf of WCSM.

Contact: ABDO Examinations and Registration
The Old Dairy
Godmersham Park
Kent CT4 7DT
Telephone: 01227 732921
Email: examinations@abdo.co.uk

Click here for examination dates and fees

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