The core responsibility of a customer service practitioner is to provide a high quality service to customers, delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality. You may be the first point of contact in an organisation and your actions will influence the customer experience and their satisfaction. As a customer service practitioner, you will need to demonstrate excellent customer service skills, as well as product and/or service knowledge when liaising with your customers.
Completion of this apprenticeship will lead to eligibility to join the Institute of Customer Service as an Individual member at Professional level.
You will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of your apprenticeship. Although achieving a qualification is not a requirement of the programme, your employer may request a qualification is undertaken.
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to complete your training.
You will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviour over the duration of your apprenticeship via on and off the job learning, continuous personal development and assessment by your employer mentors, with the support of Dynamic Training, whilst building your online portfolio of evidence.
The Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship programme incorporates: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
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Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment. In order to be put forward for end point assessment, you will need to have achieved the key requirements of your apprenticeship.
The end point assessment is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer and comprises of an apprentice showcase, a practical observation and a professional discussion. You will need to pass all three components to achieve and complete your apprenticeship.
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