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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
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.