EDN’s Customer Service Specialist Level 3 apprenticeship is aimed at mid-level managers. The programme focuses on developing a thorough understanding of your company, dealing with more complex customer enquiries, and sharing information with the wider team.
This course takes a minimum of 15 months to complete.
What is a customer service specialist?
A customer service specialist is a reliable and trusted point of contact for complicated customer problems and requests. Customer service specialists know the company – its products and services – inside and out, and share this information with colleagues.
Customer service specialists work in all sectors of industry including retail environments, call centres or online using web chat. They provide customers and team members support, evaluate feedback and recommend changes for improvement – all while following industry best practice.
A customer service specialist’s key responsibilities can include:
- Collaborating with fellow team members
- Communicating effectively with customers and colleagues
- Dealing with challenging situations
- Delivering a positive customer experience
- Finding solutions to suit the organisation and customer
- Developing a professional knowledge of products or services.
Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship, but typically requires five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.
However, this apprenticeship would suit those with very good communication skills and customer service experience.
Completion of this apprenticeship will lead to
eligibility to join the Institute of Customer Service as an Individual member at Professional level.
Should you choose to progress on a customer
service career path, you may be eligible for
further professional membership including
Cost / Funding
Levy Payers – £4,000
Non Levy Payers – £200 + VAT
Apprentices will need to pass maths and English Functional Skills level 2 during their apprenticeship.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship includes:
- Practical observation
- Work based project (Supported by interview)
- Professional discussion.
EDN assigns a designated Training Consultant to each apprentice. The EDN Training Consultant will be in contact with the apprentice to coach, mentor and discuss progress.
Download our fact sheet
Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship fact sheet