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Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bedford College

Course description

This Apprenticeship will enable you to further develop your skills, knowledge and experience of working in the customer service industry, while also providing you with relevant industry qualifications. During this course you will learn key customer service skills, such as answering enquiries, giving clear information, solving problems and dealing with complaints. This course will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a College course. This Apprenticeship will take up to two years to complete.

Course content

During this Apprenticeship you will study to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Customer Service Level 2 Diploma
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities.

Entry requirements

To begin this Apprenticeship you must be currently employed full-time in a relevant job and be willing to attend College on a part-time basis. You will also need to have achieved 3 GCSEs A*-D including English and Maths.

You should have a keen interest in providing excellent customer service and working as part of team. You should also demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude, and have basic numeracy and literacy skills with which to build your customer service skills.

This apprenticeship is suitable for those working in roles that include:

  • Communicating effectively with customers face-to-face, in writing or by telephone
  • Resolving problems and improving customer relations
  • Promoting products and services
  • Keeping records
  • Gathering customer feedback
  • Working in a team
  • Developing complementary technical skills according to job roles.

Assessment

Assessment will be continuous throughout the course through a variety of different methods, such as observations in the workplace, exams for Functional Skills, and the completion of tasks and assignments in College.

Future opportunities

This apprenticeship will train you in the skills employers want, so when you have successfully completed this course you can carry on working with the potential for future promotion, or go on to higher education in a college or university. As you gain experience in a customer service role, you may be promoted to supervisory or management positions.

Upon successful completion of this Apprenticeship, with support and opportunities in the workplace, you can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Services. You could also progress onto other Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships, particularly where customer service is an important part of the job, such as Business & Administration, Retail, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism. With additional training, you may be able to progress in your career to roles including customer relationship manager, customer service executive officer, customer service delivery co-ordinator, customer service team leader, customer service supervisors and managers, senior customer service advisers or a wide range of other Customer Service related roles.

Further information

Acceptance will be subject to initial assessment and interview by the Apprenticeship team to determine vocational aptitude and transferable skills levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedford College directly.

Last updated date: 05 February 2016
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    • Enquiries & Guidance
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01234 291000
    • Email address:
    • info@bedford.ac.uk

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