It is designed for those in optics who have had some experience or who have left school already with GCSE Maths, English and Science. It is ideal for those who wish to progress and further their knowledge and career. It is designed for all staff working within optics and is applicable whether you work in retail optics, manufacturing, sales or technical support.
In order to achieve this qualification, you will need to complete the three mandatory units and then choose at least one of the optional units. You can choose units that are most applicable to your own role. Each unit is detailed in the qualification handbook and includes a recommendation as to which role it would best suit. The Level 3 Optical Support qualification is the same level as an A Level.
All WCSM courses have been designed to help you progress on the optical career ladder. Therefore, you may find that if you have already studied Level 2 Optical Support (or one of the Level 2 awards) you could be exempt from some of the Level 3 Units. You will also find that if you are considering a Level 4 qualification, you will be exempt from some units by studying Level 3 Optical Support. The size of the qualification will depend on the number of units chosen. If you complete the three mandatory units plus one other, you will achieve a certificate. 37 credits or more will give you a diploma.