NCFE Award in
Principles of Customer Service
Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5
Develop your understanding of effective and efficient customer service.
Why take this course?
Suitable for learners currently working in a customer–facing role, or looking to gain employment in a role which requires customer service skills, this 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.
Learners who achieve this qualification could continue their learning with other related level 2 courses, or progress further to level 3 qualifications.
What you will experience
This qualification is ideal for anyone who is currently working in a customer facing role, or anyone who is looking to get a job where the role involves customer service knowledge as a key component of the position. This course is split into seven manageable units:
- Unit 1: Principles of customer service and delivery
- Unit 2: Understand customers
- Unit 3: Understand employer organisations
- Unit 4: Understand how to communicate with customers
- Unit 5: Understand how to handle customer information
- Unit 6: Understand how to resolve problems and deliver customer service to challenging customers
- Unit 7: Understand how to develop customer relationships
This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.
What you will need
As this course is provided online, students will require access to IT equipment and internet access to allow them to complete the course.
What you need to know
This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.
As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.
Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.
Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.
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|120 Hours over 18 Weeks||£80.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
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