Level 4 BTEC Diploma


The Level 2 BTEC Diploma is a qualification designed to meet the learning needs of ophthalmic assistants. It includes mandatory Healthcare Science units and units specific for Ophthalmic and Vision Science.


The typical duration of the BTEC Level 2 Healthcare Science Diploma is 12 months and you can start anytime throughout the year.

What’s Included:

Level 2 Healthcare Science qualification – AHPO have designed the BTEC Diploma offer to be specific for ophthalmic practice.

The Level 2 BTEC Healthcare Science Diploma is accredited by Edexcel.

There are 15 Units (40 Credits) to be completed on the BTEC Diploma. Learners can also undertake additional BTEC Units at levels 3 and 4 that provide a wider range of knowledge and skills. These are awarded separately from the Level 2 BTEC Diploma.

All learners will receive: an experienced and knowledgeable assessor, a tablet to support learning, comprehensive eBooks, an ePortfolio and much more.

How will learning take place:

Learning will take place through various activities and may include the following (non-exclusive) activities:

  • Guided Study
  • Individual and group teaching
  • Coaching
  • e-learning
  • Assessment and feedback

How learners are assessed:

On application for the BTEC Diploma, you will be allocated an assessor.

To achieve the qualification you must provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills to work to agreed national standards. You will need to collect a variety of evidence within your ePortfolio.

Your assessor may use any of the following for sources of evidence:

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Workplace observation
  • Questioning
  • Work products
  • Professional discussions
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Witness statements
  • Reflective accounts


When all outcomes have been achieved, your e-portfolio will be passed onto the internal quality assurer for final verification.

On successful completion you will have gained a nationally accredited qualification.

How do I enrol?

To apply for the Level 2 healthcare Science BTEC Diploma please fill in the contact form or email contact@ahpo.net.