PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
This qualification is intended for persons who already work as Contact Centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing agents or who wish to join the contact centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing industry. The qualification provides an introduction to contact centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing operations. The qualification will equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills to be able to supply high-quality customer service.
Learners will be provided with competencies to handle both inbound and outbound interactions/traffic, within different types of operations of contact centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing. The qualification develops skills in the use of various communication channels e.g. telephone, fax, email, internet, intranet, multifunction devices, webchat, SMS and letters. The qualification also develops skills in dealing with walk-in clients. The qualification will also provide learning opportunities in the knowledge and skills required to perform back-office processes and tasks. Learners will have the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the skills required to make an effective contribution in a general contact centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing environment.
The qualification is the first in a learning pathway for people working in the call centre and/or BPO environments.
Learners accessing this qualification will be able to work in call centres involving marketing, account management, sales, hospitality, tourism, emergency services, retail, telecommunications, financial services, credit control, etc. The qualification covers the foundational areas of the contact centre and/or Business Process Outsourcing agent's role in the workplace.
On achieving this qualification the learner will be competent in: