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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service

Ref:
601/3974/2
Sector:
Business, Administration and Law
Registration and Certification Fee
£103.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
289
TQT
550
Credit Value
55
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deliver customer service in a range of industries and contexts.

Qualification Specification
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This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Purpose Statement
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This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

Apprenticeship Summary
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This document lists the new Business Administration, Customer Service and Team Leading and Management qualifications that went live on 1 September 2014. It summarises what these qualifications replace and how they fit into the updated apprenticeship frameworks for the 14/15 session onwards.

PLTS Mapping
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This document highlights which of the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) link into the units of this qualification.

Skills CFA Assessment Strategy
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

Contact Centre Assessment Strategy
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

e-skills Assessment Strategy
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

Sales Standards Assessment Strategy
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

Mandatory units

  1. Organise and Deliver Customer Service (L/506/2150)
  2. Understand the Customer Service Environment (Y/506/2152)
  3. Resolve Customers’ Problems (K/506/2169)
  4. Principles of Business (D/506/1942)
  5. Manage Personal and Professional Development (T/506/2952)
  6. Understand Customers and Customer Retention (J/506/2910)

Optional units

  1. Develop Resources To Support Consistency of Customer Service Delivery (Y/506/2166)
  2. Use Service Partnerships To Deliver Customer Service (D/506/2167)
  3. Resolve Customers’ Complaints (R/506/2151)
  4. Gather, Analyse and Interpret Customer Feedback (D/506/2170 )
  5. Monitor the Quality of Customer Service Interactions (K/506/2172)
  6. Communicate Verbally With Customers (D/506/2119)
  7. Communicate with Customers in Writing (T/506/2126)
  8. Promote Additional Products And/Or Services To Customers (L/506/2133)
  9. Exceed Customer Expectations (Y/506/2135)
  10. Deliver Customer Service Whilst Working On Customers’ Premises (T/506/2143)
  11. Deliver Customer Service To Challenging Customers (F/506/2159)
  12. Develop Customer Relationships (Y/506/2149)
  13. Support Customer Service Improvements (T/506/2160)
  14. Support Customers Through Real-Time Online Customer Service (A/506/2161)
  15. Use Social Media To Deliver Customer Service (J/506/2163)
  16. Champion Customer Service (D/506/2153)
  17. Build and Maintain Effective Customer Relations (R/506/2179)
  18. Manage a Customer Service Award Programme (L/506/2181)
  19. Manage the Use of Technology To Improve Customer Service (Y/506/2183)
  20. Develop a Social Media Strategy for Customer Service (D/506/2962)
  21. Support Customers Using Self-Service Equipment (H/506/2977)
  22. Provide Post-Transaction Customer Service (K/506/2978)
  23. Negotiate in a Business Environment (H/506/1912)
  24. Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (T/506/1820)
  25. Manage Team Performance (A/506/1821)
  26. Manage Individuals’ Performance (J/506/1921)
  27. Collaborate with Other Departments (M/506/1931)
  28. Negotiating, Handling Objections and Closing Sales (F/502/8612)
  29. Obtaining and Analysing Sales-Related Information (R/502/8615)
  30. Buyer Behaviour in Sales Situations (K/502/8622)
  31. Manage Incidents Referred to a Contact Centre (K/503/0418)
  32. Lead Direct Sales Activities in a Contact Centre Team (D/503/0397)
  33. Manage Diary Systems (L/506/1807)
  34. Contribute To the Organisation of an Event (L/506/1869)
  35. Provide Reception Services (H/506/1814)
  36. Buddy a Colleague To Develop Their Skills (M/506/1895)
  37. Employee Rights and Responsibilities (L/506/1905)
  38. Processing Sales Orders (M/502/8587)
  39. Bespoke Software (J/502/4397)

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.

The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60139742 V1.0
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