- Course Code: UKVC18TEQ
- Location: Online
- Duration: 0.75 hours
- Cost: £49.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Telephone Etiquette Certificate
Talking on the phone is an unavoidable aspect of working life. Regardless of your position, there is a good chance that you spend at least part of your day on the phone.
Those who work in frontline positions, such as receptionists and customer service staff, may find that they spend a significant amount of time dealing with customers and clients over the phone. As a result, understanding proper phone etiquette is a vital part of any job.
This course goes into detail regarding proper telephone etiquette, including an explanation as to why it is such an important skill to master.
We begin by giving you the basics behind taking phone calls at work, including the tone that you should strive to use and a few tips on how to achieve it.
Next, we discuss the crucial communication skills that you must master in order to always have successful telephone conversations. Without learning these communication skills, your callers may feel disrespected and may seek out similar services or products from a competitor.
Finally, we discuss difficult calls. Despite you being polite, they are an unavoidable aspect of most frontline positions. Learning a few essential skills can help you diffuse such a tough situation.
You Will Learn:
- The role that the telephone plays in the modern workplace, and why telephone etiquette is still important
- How to prepare your ‘telephone voice’, so that your callers can take you seriously, while also feeling respected
- The importance of an informative greeting
- What not to say when you are on the phone
- The five key aspects of active listening
Benefits of Taking this Course
- Being more confident when you or your frontline staff answer the phone
- Learning how to make your customers feel welcome at your company from their first point of contact
- Learning the three steps involved in dealing with a difficult caller
- Understanding the importance of empathy
- Learning tips and tricks on how to make any call easier
Who can take the Telephone Etiquette Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Telephone Etiquette Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.