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Edmonds and Slatter Opticians has recently invested in one of their best assets – their staff. Three members of the Optical Assistants team have been enrolled to study for the Level 4 Diploma of Optical Assistants through the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers with the course commencing this autumn.

This is a relatively new qualification for optical assistants working at a higher level and after qualification, Natasha, Laura and Lucy will be entitled to use the letters SMC (OA) after their name.

Partner Tim Cole said “The course is tailored to the needs of those who aspire to become senior optical assistants and provides the next step for people who want to develop their career further in the field of optics. I believe they are very capable of completing the course and will continue to be amazing assets to Edmonds & Slatter”

This is a two-year distance learning course where the students will work through a series of assignments at their own pace, but in general, at least six to eight hours of work per week is required in addition to their full time jobs at the independent opticians.

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