Customer Service (4417)

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

Covering all aspects of customer service, from understanding and meeting customer needs, giving a great customer experience, learning from feedback and promoting your products and services, the learner will be able to move up in their career, no matter what area they are working in.

The Certificate in Customer Service is a good fit for lots of jobs where you deal with people. You might be entering or re-entering employment, or working in a customer service delivery role in any industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

While completing this qualification, you'll cover things like: 
  • Understanding the principles of good customer service
  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Supporting the customer service environment.

For a Certificate in Customer Service you learn either in a group setting with a training provider or through training at your workplace.
Which level is right for me?
Level 2
You want a solid introduction to the fundamentals of good customer service.
Level 3
You're looking to build on your current understanding of customer service.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Customer service skills are in demand in almost any industry or job role, which means you'll have improved job prospects in almost any area.

If you want to move into a more senior customer service role, this qualification can help you move on to the N/SVQ in Customer Service.

You can add to this qualification by building your skills in other areas of your job:

  • NVQ in Business and Administration - improve on your IT, health and safety, and other administrative skills
  • NVQ in Contact Centre Operations/Professionals - learn specialist skills for phone-based customer service.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.
You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.
You can deliver the Certificate in Customer Service in a group setting, or as training in the workplace.
To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you want a solid introduction to the fundamentals of good customer service.

There are two units at this level:

  • 201 Delivery of effective customer service
  • 202 Supporting the customer service environment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Customer service skills are in demand in almost any industry or job role, which means you'll have improved job prospects in almost any area.

If you want to move into a more senior customer service role, this qualification can help you move on to the N/SVQ in Customer Service.

You can add to this qualification by building your skills in other areas of your job:

  • NVQ in Business and Administration - improve on your IT, health and safety, and other administrative skills.
  • NVQ in Contact Centre Operations/Professionals - learn specialist skills for phone-based customer service.

Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service (4417-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

  • Accreditation No: 500/6329/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 115 - 115 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you're looking to build on your current understanding of customer service.

There are two units at this level:

  • 301 Principles of customer service delivery
  • 302 Developing and improving the customer service process.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Customer service skills are in demand in almost any industry or job role, which means you'll have improved job prospects in almost any area.

If you want to move into a more senior customer service role, this qualification can help you move on to the N/SVQ in Customer Service.

You can add to this qualification by building your skills in other areas of your job:

  • NVQ in Business and Administration - improve on your IT, health and safety, and other administrative skills.
  • NVQ in Contact Centre Operations/Professionals - learn specialist skills for phone-based customer service.

Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service (4417-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service

  • Accreditation No: 500/6206/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 105 - 105 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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