Orthoptist apprenticeship standard consultation – now open

1 February, 2024

The Orthoptist Trailblazer Group are pleased to announce that they have opened a consultation on the draft apprenticeship standard for the Level 6 Orthoptist.

The Orthoptist apprenticeship standard is a new development supported by employers and the British and Irish Orthoptics Society to provide a new route for people to train to become an Orthoptist.

Orthoptist is an occupation that is statutorily regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Access the HCPC standards of proficiency (SOP) for Orthoptists.

To give maximum opportunity for everyone to contribute, the consultation is available as an online survey. This consultation opened on Thursday, 1st February and will close at 12pm Thursday, 29th February 2024.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft standards. The Standards will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to seek approval.