Customer Service Professional

Why Attend

Every front-line employee needs a solid grounding in ‘customer service’ skills. As can be expected in this course, the subjects covered tackle most of what is needed by anyone interacting directly with internal or external customers. This certified course will cover everything from the most appropriate behavior and communication with customers, to tools and techniques used to analyze the level of service and improve it to ensure customer delight.

Course Methodology

This course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant followed by questions, oral and written, case studies, role-plays, exercises, video clips and more.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define customer service and break it down to its most basic dimensions
  • Explain the critical link between ‘attitude’ and ‘technique’ in order to consistently deliver an excellent level of service
  • Use a variety of tools such as ‘gap analysis’ and ‘RATER’ to provide a level of service that is second to none
  • Analyze basic behavioral patterns of different customer personalities and the best way to deal with them
  • Discuss and practice the techniques of effective communication skills with customers

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and customer service staff as well as staff in departments who deal directly with external customers or whose job is to support other entities or employees inside the organization.

Target Competencies

  • Communicating with customers
  • Customer orientation
  • Emotional control
  • Empathic outlook
  • Flexibility
  • Reading people
  • Self-confidence

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Customer service
    • Introduction to customer service
    • Definition of customer service
    • Service dimensions
    • Addressing customer needs
  • Attaining customer satisfaction through quality measures
    • Customer service excellence
  • Components of quality service:
    • Service quality
      • Service quality gaps
      • The ‘RATER’ model
        • What customers pay attention to
        • Dimensions of the ‘RATER’ model
      • Flying over customer expectations
      • Establishing service quality performance standards
    • The customer complaint system
      • Definition of ‘complaint’
      • Types of complainants
      • Sources of complaints
      • Why most customers won’t complain
      • Types of complaints
      • Handling complaints: the ‘PEPSI’ model
    • Inspiring staff
      • Principles of inspiring people (‘AEPA’ philosophy)
        • Arousing interest
        • Engaging them
        • Practicing new skills
        • Applying to the real world
    • Customers loyalty
      • Principles of success
      • Who is a loyal customer
      • Strategies to keep customers loyal
      • Reasons why companies lose customers
      • Keys to delivering exceptional service