Level Three Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship

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This apprenticeship aims to develop the skills and knowledge of people working in customer service roles such as administrative assistant, bank or building society customer adviser, bar staff or manager, business adviser, conference and banqueting assistant or manager, and contact centre operator.

What will I study?

  • Developing yourself
  • Customer service legislation, regulation, policies and procedures
  • Effective team working
  • Brand, image and reputation
  • Business knowledge and understanding in a customer service environment
  • Specialist customer service knowledge and skills
  • Handling and resolving complex customer service issues
  • Improvement to customer service delivery

Optional Units:

  • Team leading
  • Retail operations
  • Planning and implementation of a sales campaign(s)
  • Marketing management
  • Use of social media in own organisation
  • Project management
  • Coaching and mentoring

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment is made up of three components:

  • Work-based project supported by an interview
  • Practical observation with Q&A
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work based training and progress assessment mixed with taught sessions with a college representative throughout the programme at the employers premises to support the 20% off the job training requirement and skills development.

Entry requirements

Organisations will set their own entry criteria and are more likely to select individuals with more advanced inter- personal skills, experience of working with customers in some capacity. You must achieve level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

What next?

You could progress into higher education, an NVQ level four or a foundation degree. You could also progress to the Level Four NVQ in Customer Service or the Level Three NVQ in Management

Additional information

Completion of this apprenticeship will lead to eligibility to join the Institute of Customer Service as an Individual member at Professional level. Should you choose to progress on a customer service career path, you may be eligible for further professional membership including management.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide