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Benefits for the business:

  • Upskill staff members
  • Increase teamwork and morale as staff become more aware of how to communicate effectively and support colleagues
  • The course offer can be used as a staff benefit or as part of a development scheme
  • Increase employees’ knowledge base.

Benefits for employees:

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Enhance both personal skills and professional development
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

This nationally recognised qualification is ideal for anyone currently working in a customer-facing role, or looking to gain employment in a role which requires customer service skills. The course has been created by industry experts to help learners develop and improve the practical skills needed to deliver effective customer service. Learners will be introduced to key principles of customer service, communication techniques and different approaches for resolving problems. Learners will also gain an understanding of different organisational structures and current sales and consumer-related legislation.

Course content

Unit 1: Principles of customer service and delivery

This unit provides learners with a fundamental understanding of customer service. Learners will also develop knowledge of legal and ethical requirements that relate to customer service and maintaining customer service information. This unit also covers the importance of managing customers’ expectations.

Unit 2: Understand customers

This unit will develop learners’ knowledge of the different types of customers. Learners will gain an understanding of the links between good customer service and customer loyalty, and how this affects the organisation in terms of reputation and image.

Unit 3: Understand employer organisations

This unit provides learners with an understanding of varied organisational structures and the differences between private, public and voluntary sectors. Learners will discover the internal and external influences on organisations, and why change in the business environment is important.

Unit 4: Understand how to communicate with customers

This unit will ensure learners understand the importance of effective communication in customer service. Learners will discover different communication techniques, and how to identify and adapt their own communication styles in order to offer the best customer service

Unit 5: Understand how to handle customer information

This unit will develop learners’ knowledge of customer service information systems and handover procedures. Learners will also discover the different responsibilities and levels of authority for processing customer service information.

Unit 6: Understand how to resolve problems and deliver customer service to challenging customers

This unit provides learners with a foundation of knowledge to enable them to deal with challenging customers. Learners will develop their knowledge of techniques to resolve problems and manage unresolved problems by referring to other sources.

Unit 7: Understand how to develop customer relationships

This unit will provide learners with an understanding of how to develop customer relationships and the value of customer loyalty. Throughout this unit, learners will consider customers’ expectations, and the limits of their own authority to make alternative service offers to customers.

Learning methods

  • Online course
  • Paper-based
  • Paper-based or online assessments