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Knowledge

Knowing your customers 

  • Understand who customers are.
  • Understand the difference between internal and external customers.
  • Understand the different needs and priorities of your customers and the best way to manage their expectations, recognising and knowing how to adapt style to be highly effective.

Understanding the organisation

  • Know the purpose of the business and what ‘brand promise’ means
  • Know your organisation’s core values and how they link to the service culture.
  • Know the internal policies and procedures, including any complaints processes and digital media policies that are relevant to you and your organisation.

Meeting regulations and legislation

  • Know the appropriate legislation and regulatory requirements that affect your business.
  • Know your responsibility in relation to this and how to apply it when delivering service.

Systems and resources

  • Know how to use systems, equipment and technology to meet the needs of your customers.
  • Understand types of measurement and evaluation tools available to monitor customer service levels.

Your role and responsibility

  • Understand your role and responsibility within your organisation and the impact of your actions on others.
  • Know the targets and goals you need to deliver against.

Customer experience

  • Understand how establishing the facts enable you to create a customer focused experience and appropriate response.
  • Understand how to build trust with a customer and why this is important.

Product and service knowledge

  • Understand the products or services that are available from your organisation and keep up-to-date

Skills

Interpersonal skills

  • Use a range of questioning skills, including listening and responding in a way that builds rapport, determines customer needs and expectations and achieves positive engagement and delivery.

 Communication

  • Depending on your job role and work environment:
    • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills, along with summarising language during face-to-face communications; and/or
    • Use appropriate communication skills, along with reinforcement techniques (to confirm understanding) during non-facing customer interactions.
  • Use an appropriate ‘tone of voice’ in all communications, including written and digital, that reflect the organisation’s brand.

Influencing skills

  • Provide clear explanations and offer options in order to help customers make choices that are mutually beneficial to both the customer and your organisation.

Personal organisation

  • Be able to organise yourself, prioritise your own workload/activity and work to meet deadlines.
  • Dealing with customer conflict and challenge

Demonstrate patience and calmness.

  • Show you understand the customer’s point of view.
  • Use appropriate sign-posting or resolution to meet your customers needs and manage expectations.
  • Maintain informative communication during service recovery.

Behaviours

Developing self

  • Take ownership for keeping your service knowledge and skills up-to-date.
  • Consider personal goals and propose development that would help achieve them.
  • Being open to feedback
  • Act on and seek feedback from others to develop or maintain personal service skills and knowledge.

Team working

  • Frequently and consistently communicate and work with others in the interest of helping customers efficiently.
  • Share personal learning and case studies with others, presenting recommendations, and improvement to support good practice.

 Equality – treating all customers as individuals

  • Treat customers as individuals to provide a personalised customer service experience.
  • Uphold the organisations core values and service culture through your actions.

 Presentation – dress code, professional language

  • Demonstrate personal pride in the job through appropriate dress and positive and confident language.

 “Right first time”

  • Use communication behaviours that establish clearly what each customer requires and manage their expectations.
  • Take ownership from the first contact and then take responsibility for fulfilling your promise.

Apprentices 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 their Apprenticeship.

All apprenticeship candidates will undertake a basic Initial Assessment and an interview during which suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.

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On-programme (typically 12 – 15 months)

Training to develop the occupation standard’s knowledge, skills and behaviours.

End Point Assessment Gateway

The employer, and, if appropriate in conjunction with the Training Provider, will formally sign-off that the apprentice has met the minimum requirements in regards to knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standard and confirm they are ready to move on to the end assessment. This will happen during a meeting involving the apprentice, their line manager and the trainer. Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to end point assessment.

End Point Assessment (typically 3 months following gateway)

  • Assessment method 1: Apprentice Showcase
  • Assessment Method 2: Practical Observation
  • Assessment Method 3: Professional Discussion

  • There is no cost to the apprentice.
  • If you are an employer with over 50 employees or, are employing an apprentice over the age of 19 (without a EHCP) you will be required to pay 5% contribution towards the cost of the apprenticeship Training.
  • If you are a levy paying company then you will pay for the training from your levy account.
  • Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit the CITB website.

Course Information


Cost: No cost to the apprentice. An employer contribution may be required. Adults may be eligible for FREE tuition.

Duration: Typically 12-15 months plus EPA

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Funding: See Grants and Funding


How to Apply

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Upcoming Start Dates


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Further Training


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