Customer Service (5530)

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2016
The Level 2 and 3 Diplomas are hybrid qualifications, made up of competence and knowledge units. These qualifications can be delivered on their own or as part of the Customer Service Apprenticeships. The Level 4 NVQ Diploma is competence based. They were developed in collaboration with Skills CFA (The Council for Administration) using the recently updated NOS (National Occupational Standards) written in conjunction with employers.

Get recognition for your ability to create a great customer-service experience with the level 2-4 Customer Service qualifications. Having great customer service skills can help you move up in your career, no matter what area you're working in. 

These qualifications include levels for those at any stage of career development - from those who are just starting out to those responsible for an organisation's overall customer-service strategy.

The level 2-4 Diplomas in Customer Service form part of the level 2-4 Customer Service Apprenticeships.

The Customer Service qualifications are ideal for those who take pride in having to 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
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on which level you take, you'll cover areas such as:

  • Communicate using customer service language
  • Communicate using social media
  • Follow the rules to deliver customer service
  • Maintain a positive and customer-friendly attitude
  • Deal with customers face to face
  • Do your job in a customer friendly way
  • Organise the delivery of reliable customer service

For this qualification in Customer Service you learn either in a group setting with a training provider or through training at your workplace.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you get ahead in almost any industry, as good customer-service skills are essential for many jobs.

Those looking to start a customer-service focused career may want to take these qualifications as part of an Apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship in Customer Service helps you build your skills while you gain valuable work experience. Find out more about the apprenticeship http://www.cityandguilds.com/courses-and-qualifications/apprenticeships

If you're committed to advancing your career by building strong customer-service skills, you may want to progress on to an additional qualification. Such as:

Level 1 Award/Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
Level 2 and 3 Medical Administration qualifications (5519)
Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Principles of Business and Administration (4475)
Level 2 and 3 Legal Secretaries qualifications (7655)
Level 4 Business and Professional Administration qualification (4710)
Level 3 Social Media for Business qualification (7513)
Level 3-4 Digital Marketing qualifications (7513)
Level 2-4 Customer Service Qualifications (5530)
Level 2-3 Customer Service Qualifications (4417)
ITQ Award/Certificate/Diploma for IT Users (7574)
Leadership 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

They can be delivered in the workplace, or in a simulated working environment.
To deliver these qualifications you need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment, and the resources they need to complete all aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service (5530-02)

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

Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

  • Accreditation No: 601/3562/1 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: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 245 - 305 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: 31/08/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (5530-03)

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

Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service

  • Accreditation No: 601/3564/5 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: 55 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 298 - 363 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: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service (5530-04)

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

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service

  • Accreditation No: 601/3540/2 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: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 178 - 299 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: 31/08/2020 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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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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Centre Documents

L2 Units

L3 Units

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