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BTEC Specialist qualifications Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant (L3)

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Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the new Level 4 BTEC Specialist Certificate for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistants. This qualification, accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers look for.

Units offered include: anatomy, physiology and pathology of the visual system, communication in optical customer service, and procedures in optical dispensing.

New additional units have been added to upskill optical dispensing assistants with remote service delivery and carry out additional functions.


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BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
Qualification number (QN):
Eligible for funding in England for:
19+ (non-full level 2 or level 3 qualification)
UK and international
First teaching:
Last registration:
  • 31 March 2026
Final certification:
  • 31 March 2029

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The BTEC Specialist suite includes hundreds of work-related qualifications from level 1 to level 3. By giving you the valuable skills, knowledge and understanding wanted in the workplace, they give you the opportunity to enhance your employability and progress in your chosen career.

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