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Adding value

From the Channel Islands to Scotland practice staff are deciding to study for a formal qualification, writes Graham Jones

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The volunteer technician

Vision Aid Overseas is offering optical technicians the chance to use their skills to help set up its Vision Centres overseas. Alison Ewbank talks to one volunteer to find out what's involved.

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The Company of knowledge

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is focused on improving skills. Here Catherine Barrell reveals how the Level 4 Diploma for Optical Technicians has boosted her career

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Back to school

Practitioners around the UK have been heading back to the classroom to act as ambassadors for Careers in Optics. Alison Ewbank talked to some of those involved

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Confidence to do the job

Two distance-learning courses run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers have been of great benefit to support staff member Jo Hearle and her practice, as Graham Jones reveals

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Keep on training

There's more to WCSM courses than you might think, says Graham Jones

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Transferring the skills

Simon Jones talks to Specsavers hearing aid dispenser Steve Powell about his transition from optics to audiology

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Improving skills and knowledge

Graham Jones describes how the WCSM helps people progress within the optical sector, and become more of an asset to their employers

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Putting pen to paper

Writing for a professional audience can broaden your horizons and add variety to your career, as Alison Ewbank reports

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Qualifications across the branch

A practice manager reveals how a WCSM qualification has boosted the confidence of his staff and helped to streamline the running of the business. Graham Jones reports

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A time to talk

Continuing our series on finding inspiration in and out of practice, Ian Davies takes the stage with his guide to presenting as an eye care practitioner

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The letters game

Continuing our series on finding inspiration in and out of practice, Alison Ewbank looks at how gaining extra qualifications can further your career and enhance patient care

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It's good to talk

Simon Jones spends a day on Johnson & Johnson's Vision Care Institute's new patient communication course