Introduction to the course
Excellent customer service is the aim of any type of business. Whether the interaction is delivered face-to-face, over the telephone or via email, text or social media, an individual’s actions will influence the customer experience and enhance their opinion of your organisation. This makes customer service skills one of the most valuable assets learners can acquire.
This programme has been designed to develop a learner’s customer service skills and help them recognise the impact their role has in fulfilling customer expectations, ensuring repeat business and enhancing your organisation’s core values.
Learners will gain an understanding of your organisation’s policies, any legislation that affects your business and company procedures including complaints processes and digital media policies.
Completion of this programme will develop practical skills that will enable learners to:
- Communicate effectively with customers face-to-face, over the phone or online
- Build rapport with your customers to develop profitable relationships
- Align the features and benefits of your product or service to meet your customer’s needs
- Promote your organisation’s brand values and USPs
- Resolve customer service issues
- Evaluate customer service delivery by gathering stakeholder feedback to identify and suggest improvements
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal requirements to apply to do this apprenticeship. However, you will be required to deal with customers face-to-face, so good communication skills, respect, and a desire to help the customer get the best outcome are desirable.
Once the business is confident that all the requirements have been met, the learner will progress to the End-Point Assessment, which comprises of an apprentice showcase, practical observation and professional discussion. Level 2 English and Mathematics must be achieved to complete the apprenticeship.
A good fit for
Those looking for an entry level route into a customer service position.
Future job roles
- Customer Service Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
Learners can choose to progress to the Customer Service Level 3 apprenticeship or seek employment in a customer service role. Completion of this apprenticeship enables learners to join the Institute of Customer Service as an individual member at a professional level.
What can I do afterwards?
Customer Service skills are highly desirable, transferable skills. This qualification will put you a step ahead of the competition. You could seek employment in a customer service role, or you could progress further on to Customer Service Level 3.
Who is this apprenticeship for?
Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.
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Apprentice or Employer?
After completing my customer service course, I was amazed by how much work was covered in the units. I also enjoyed the English skills tasks, as it helped me gain more experience with public speaking. Babington’s staff were really helpful and adapted to my learning style.
My level 3 in Customer Service is really assisting me in my role, by managing and developing my team to maximise sales through excellent customer service. Helen at Babington has been a great support throughout my NVQ, offering support and suggestions throughout. She is also always on the end of the line when I need her, she has made my NVQ an enjoyable and stress free experience!
Being an apprentice has helped me build confidence in the workplace and gain valuable skills., all the while earning a nice little wage packet. The highlight was just last week when I was told I had 100% completed my qualification. It was a great sense of pride and achievement – what a year 2017 is so far as I have also passed my driving test. I couldn’t have done it without my line manager Rachel, and especially not without all the support giving from my tutor Simon at Babington.