The Customer Service Apprenticeship is ideal for individuals looking to gain employment through practical working experience whilst studying for a nationally recognised qualification. This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop and refine your customer skills for use in a variety of working environments, it will ensure that you have the skills to tackle customer issues with confidence and be commercially aware of the importance of delivering a positive customer experience.
The course includes a combination of mandatory units, which cover essential skills required within a customer service sector, and a variety of optional units which are selected with the employer and focus on specific aspects within the individual job role.
The mandatory units:
Deliver customer service
Principles of customer service
Understand employer organisations
Manage personal performance and development
The selection of optional units include:
Communicate verbally with customers
Communicate in writing
Process information about customers
Resolve customer service problems
NVQ in Customer Service (QCF)
Functional Skills- Maths/English (Exempt if already achieved GCSE/AS/A Level Grade E and above)
Knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities
The apprenticeship consists of several components each of which will be assessed in their own way. Assessment will take place in the workplace; your assessor will visit you on a monthly basis to work towards the evidence needed for your qualification.
NVQ- Combination of online exams and a variety of portfolio evidence including; work logs, evidence sheets, witness testimonies and workplace observations.
Employer Rights and Responsibilities- Successful completion of ERR Workbook
Functional Skills (Maths/English)- Achieve the required examinations.
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