Reference Number: ST0072
Details of the apprenticeship standard and occupational profile:
The role of a customer service practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation.
Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality.
These may be one-off or routine contacts and include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction. You may be the first point of contact and work in any sector or organisation type.
Your actions will influence the customer experience and their satisfaction with your organisation. You will demonstrate excellent customer service skills and behaviours as well as product and/or service knowledge when delivering to your customers.
You provide service in line with the organisation’s customer service standards and strategy and within appropriate regulatory requirements.
Your customer interactions may cover a wide range of situations and can include; face-to-face, telephone, post, email, text and social media
|Duration of Apprenticeship||12 months (this does not include EPA)|
|EPA Components||1. Apprentice Showcase|
2. Practical Observation
3. Professional discussion
Before going forward for End-point Assessment, the apprentice must:
The EPA period should only start once the employer is satisfied that the apprentice is consistently working at or above the level set out in the occupational standard, that is to say they have achieved occupational competence. In making this decision, the employer may take advice from the apprentice’s training provider(s), but the decision must ultimately be made solely by the employer.
Apprentices must not be put forward for their End-point Assessment before they are ready.
Further information can be found at the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) webpage – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/customer-service-practitioner-v1-1
Due to ongoing growth, we are always looking to recruit Independent End Point Assessors, if you meet the requirements and are interested in becoming an Independent End Point Assessor for FutureQuals, please get in touch.
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