This accredited qualification is suitable for learners wishing to improve their knowledge of the importance of customer service, including how to satisfy customers’ expectations. It is designed for learners who deal with customers on a daily basis as part of their job role and is applicable to a variety of work environments. The customers with whom you work could be internal or external to your organisation and may include colleagues, managers, other departments' staff and suppliers as well as members of the public.
There are no entry requirements to access this programme other than you must be employed or volunteering in a role where you deal directly with the delivery of customer service to internal or external customers.
You can be assessed in the workplace or online via email by an assessor who is assigned to you. You will be assessed by answering written questions in a workbook.
There are no extra costs.
Fashion enthusiast Richard Auzins has used his Diploma in Visual Merchandising as a springboard to working with Marks & Spencer
Richard has started out as a warehouse operative at the company’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, with a view to progressing his merchandising career within M&S. He especially enjoys dealing with the online sales side of the operation.
Richard had originally considered university but then discovered the specialist advanced course in Visual Merchandising at Derby College. Keen on keeping up with latest fashion trends, the course enabled him to translate his passion for fashion into a career.
Although I’m working in logistics, I’m still involved with fashion and homewares every day. The Derby College course helped me get the job and having a qualification in retail merchandising has made me more confident in sharing my ideas at work.
I’d like to move into visual merchandising one day but at the moment I enjoy what I do and M&S is a great business to work for.