Customer Service Practitioner

A Customer Service Practitioner is the face and, in many cases, the first point of contact a customer has with a company. The apprentice’s raison d’être, as a Customer Service Practitioner, will be getting to know their customers and clients and resolving any problems with high-quality products and services delivered from the workplace, digitally or by travelling in person to the customer’s location. Their interactions may be one-time events, resolving one-time anomalous problems, or they could be more routine, dealing with orders, payments, transfers, offering guidance and support, sales, after care, service recovery or gaining information for the company by attaining customer feedback. As a Customer Service Practitioner, the number of industries an apprentice could work in is practically unlimited, from manufacturing to marketing, civil engineering to the civil service.

A successful apprentice will be a representative of the company and as such will be a major factor in how customers formulate their opinion of the company and the larger brand. Their knowledge, skills and behaviours will all contribute to delivering the best possible service they can to their customers and to meet and exceed their organisation’s standards and goals within appropriate regulatory frameworks. The apprentice will have a plethora of domains they could possibly interact with customers in, including face-to-face, telephone, post, email, text and social media.

Duration: 12 months
Level: 2
Funding Band: 6 (£4,000)
Fee:

£400

  • Payable at registration: £100 (25%)*
  • Payable at Gateway: £300 (75%)**
Functional Skills:
  • TQUK/IQ Level 1 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF) (Attempted Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF))
  • TQUK/IQ Level 1 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)  (Attempted Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF))
Payment Terms: Training Qualifications UK will invoice for payment at the registration phase (25%) and upon the gateway process (75%). Payment terms 30 days.
LARS Number: 112
Standard Number: ST0072
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*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt apprentices, employers and training providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite, our end-point assessment information packs, mock examinations, study tips, revision guides, training logs and self-assessment forms.

**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.

Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard

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