Business and Management

Customer Service Level 1 Award (online)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates and runs for up to six weeks.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

You must be aged 19+.

You will achieve

Level 1 Award in Customer Service.

Course overview

This qualification covers the basic elements of how to deliver an excellent customer experience and will equip you with the necessary skills to work and support customer service delivery.

The Level 1 qualification will suit you if you have no previous experience but are looking to develop your skills to work in the customer service industry. At this level you will develop your knowledge and demonstrate your customer service skills.

  Upon application you will be assigned a telephone interview, this will take place on a Tuesday between 3pm and 5pm

Course content

This course consists of several units:

  • The principles of customer service
  • How to deliver good customer service
  • Different communication methods
  • How to provide good customer service in line with organisational procedures
  • How to effectively deal with customer queries, problems and complaints

There is an examination at the end of this course.

You will require a computer and good internet connection.

This course is studied online.

Following the completion of this course,  you can progress onto further study, such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service
  • Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service
  • Level 2 in Customer Service Apprenticeship

How much does the course cost?

This course may be FREE to you subject to eligibility criteria. Funding is available for those claiming benefits or on a low wage. (Eligibility criteria applies.) If you are not entitled to any funding the course fee is £150.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Customer Service Level 1 Award (online)

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