Customer Service Practitioner (Level 2)

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Customer Service Practitioner

Location

Online

Training Provider

Damar Training

Duration
15 Months for the Apprenticeship, followed by optional 12 weeks Medical Terminology Level 2 training
Most Suitable For
New recruits and current staff who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in customer service (plus optional Medical Terminology training)
Award
Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Intermediate Apprenticeship award. If complete the optional Medical Terminology training learner will also receive Mediterm Level 2 Intermediate Award in Medical Terminology.
Programme Cost

£3,500.

Apprenticeships are paid using employer levy. Levy Paying Employers and Non-Levy Paying Employers, please read our Tuition and Apprenticeship Service Account Guide for more information and instructions.

Optional Mediterm Medical Terminology cost is £300+VAT.

Additional Funding
For Primary Care Employers:
• Optional Mediterm Medical Terminology training cost is £300+VAT. NHSEI funding is currently available to cover this. Employers will need to apply. Application instructions will be provided.
For all Employers:
  • If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here. 
  • For apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2024 - 31 July 2025, employer may be eligible for £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 - 18 years old, OR aged 19 - 24 years old and has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority and / or has been in the care of their local authority. Full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules.
Start Date
every 3 months
Teaching Delivery
Online
Key Learning Requirements
Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are achieved by;
1) Programme Teaching; 1-to-1 coaching sessions every 6 weeks and online resources.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, new learning and development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.
Optional Medical Terminology Training; For those who wish to add this option, the learner will commence the 12 week course, after completing the apprenticeship. This consists of online delivery covering 5 modules (1 module every fortnight). The exam will be on week 12. It is expected this will require minimum 1 hour each week dedication. This is separate to the apprenticeship award and therefore cannot be counted towards achieving the apprenticeship requirements.
Modules
This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials.
Placements
This programme does not require external placements to be completed, although varied experiences are beneficial.
Assessments
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, evaluations and End Point Assessment.
Key Candidate Entry Requirements
• Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
• Preferably, evidence of English and Maths at GCSE E/2 or above /Functional Skills Level 1 / Equivalent. If the candidate does not have evidence of Maths and English at the relevant level, the Training Provider will support the learner through the relevant learning and exams, alongside their apprenticeship. An initial diagnostic assessment will be completed by the Training Provider at application stage to determine suitability for this option.
Full requirements and details are found on the course webpage/information.
Key Employer Entry Requirements
• Ensure Learner has the support and opportunities to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship
• A suitably experienced member of staff to mentor the apprentice.
Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Standard Framework
Application Timescale
It takes on average 2 months to complete all application stages for this programme.
If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.
Additional Training Hub Support
Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
• Non-clinical Training and Resources: this webpage lists training and resources for non-clinical roles, which may compliment the apprenticeship (always check suitability with your apprenticeship training provider)
Social Care Employees:
Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
Information Last Updated
07/02/2024

Programme Resources

If you would like to know anything further about the programme itself, please contact: Paula Clark, Business Development Manager on 01614808171 or 07934295079 or [email protected]


How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023