Customer care and telephone skills

Course summary

Good customer care depends on staff acting with professionalism and self-confidence. This course will help new staff to practice good customer care and is an enjoyable refresher for more experienced front line staff.

LA, Charityshare
“I have walked away from this course with a good amount of information. There was a lot of interactions, discussions, ideas and I felt part of the workshop. I am very pleased and glad that I attended. ”
VT, The Lansdowne Club
“The course was very interesting and useful. The trainer was very easy to understand and professional.”
ES, The Arch Climbing Wall
“Our trainer couldn't have made the day any more relevant or engaging for our staff. It was fun, yet professional, and we learnt through practical examples and discussion in a relaxed environment.”
NR, Royal College of Art
“Very well structured course and very informative, perceptive and engaging tutor. ”
CK, Capital Office
“I was very apprehensive to begin with, but having completed the course I have found it very informative and productive. ”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

Good customer care is vital for your organisation’s reputation.  It also improves your job satisfaction.  This course will help improve your skills in listening to clients, users, supporters and colleagues and understanding their needs so that you can provide what they really want, where and when they want it. Over the day you will cover:

  • your ‘customers’
    o who they are
    o how they see you
    o what they want from you
  • customer care and customer service – two sides of the same coin
  • the values, vision and mission of your organisation – how customer service helps achieve all three
  • the skills of providing good service in person and on the phone
  • dealing with difficult customers and complaints
  • telephone do’s and don’ts
  • anger management
  • building relationships
  • assertiveness
  • personal presentation
  • listening skills
  • a year of free support

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

The course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with customers – either on the telephone or in person. It is of equal benefit to people new to customer care, and to those with more experience who wish to improve their skills. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This course will ensure you can listen well, establish customer needs and handle tricky situations – that is, give good customer service. You will know how to check your organisation is using its resources wisely and providing good value for money. There will be opportunities to develop your communication skills and focus on customer needs.

The Centre offers a selection of courses for administration professionals including Receptionist training; Minutes and Time management for administrators.

  • £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Customer care and telephone skills

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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