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Examiners required
WCSM Programmes
October 2017
Examiners for WCSM Programmes

ABDO is looking for theory examiners to set questions and mark papers for the following WCSM examinations:

Level 4 Diploma for Optical Assistants

  • Unit 1 – The Eye and Principles of Optics
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Optical Retail Practice Management
  • Unit 3 – The Provision of Optical Screening and Clinical Support
  • Unit 4 – The Provision of Spectacles in Optical Practice
  • Unit 5 – The provision of Contact Lenses in Optical Practice
  • Unit 6 – Mathematics for Optical Assistants
  • Unit 7 – The Provision of Low Vision Aids in Optical Practice
  • Unit 8 – Anterior Eye and Ocular Supplements
  • Unit 9 – Theory of Optics
  • Unit 10 – Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses
  • Unit 11 – Business Principles for Optical Practice

The applicants we are looking for will be a good fit for the following:

  • Be a qualified dispensing optician or equivalent
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • Have skills and known ability in the required subject area at the appropriate level for optical assistants
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be available to attend the Godmersham office if required

ABDO is also looking for practical examiners to access candidates in the Level 4 Diploma for Optical Assistants:

  • Unit 12 – Optical Skills in Practice

Applicants must hold the Level 4 Diploma for Optical technicians, have good knowledge of current practical examination requirements and have excellent communication skills.

How to apply

Applicants for any of these roles should send a CV and covering letter detailing their suitability for the role and include details of two supporting referees. In addition, potential theory examiners should give details of the papers they wish to set. This information should be sent to:

Sarah Curtis
ABDO Examinations and Registration
The Old Dairy
Godmersham Park

For any additional information or to discuss the post further please contact ABDO's head of examinations and registration, Mark Chandler, on 01227 732 920 or email

Closing date: Thursday 30 November 2017

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