Take your examinations at a time that suits you and your workplace, using secure online software to achieve your qualification.

Online examinations
No written papers, or travelling to venues

Exam duration
Most exams are 30 minutes

Pass mark
All of our exams require a 50% pass mark


Success rate
95% of our learners pass first time

First class support
Support throughout

Certificate or Diploma


Level 2 Supporting Optical Support

Certificate (any 4 units)           £320

Diploma (all 8 units)                  £640

Individual units                            £80

Any resits half-price                   £40

Level 3 Supporting Optical Support

Certificate (any 4 units)            £400

Diploma (all 8 units)                   £800

Individual units                             £100

Any resits half-price                    £50


In order to achieve a qualification for this course you will need to pass the examinations.

All of our examinations are carried out online in your workplace.  You will need to take an examination for each unit you have studied and these will be done once you have completed the course work for each unit.  The details and dates of your examination will be communicated to you on our online portal and also by email.  Each examaintation will take around 30 minutes to complete and the pass mark for each unit is 50% and you can resit any units you do not pass at the end of your course.

Once you have achieved a pass in all your units you will receive a certificate from NCFE.

Taking the examination at work

You can take the examination in your workplace at a date and time that suits you, all you need to do is complete the application form and let us know who will be your invigilator.

You can find out more about taking the examination in your workplace by reading the Instructions for candidates document below.  You should do this before completing your application.

Anyone can be your invigilator, but they must be registered with the General Optical Council and they must be willing to take responsibility to ensure that the examination is conducted properly and they must be able to be present for the whole time you are sitting your exam.  Invigilators can find out more details on this by reading the Instructions for invigilators document below.

 The Awarding Body

Our qualifications have been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating their quality and rigor.  NCFE are an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators Ofqual.  This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification

Our qualifications have been accredited as a Customised Qualifications and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at the appropriate level (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement.  The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.