Institute accreditation of an in-house customer service training programme
Accreditation demonstrates that your training courses meet national standards for customer service, as independently recognised by the Institute of Customer Service
As with all accreditations from the Institute, we conduct regular quality audits and review of the standards and criteria to ensure consistency and credibility of the accreditation
Training Mark is awarded once the three key elements have been benchmarked and assessed.
Why is TrainingMark important?
Why is it important?
TrainingMark demonstrates the quality of your internal customer service training to customers, competitors and employees – current and potential.
It ensures you have the tools to engage with employees through increasing professional development opportunities. Ultimately, ensuring a skilled customer service team that will help improve your customers' experiences and business performance. To find out more, get in touch here.
Acenden x 2
Aviva Insurance UK
Aviva Life UK
Barclays x 2
Battersea Power Station Development
British Council x 2
DFS Furniture Group
Direct Line x 2
Legal & General Investments
Openreach x 2
Pension Protection Fund
The London Borough of Hackney
The three key elements to TrainingMark
The three key elements to TrainingMark are:
Meeting the Institute's professional standards
Individual competence: ensuring there are mechanisms in place to assess individual customer service competence in the workplace
Management commitment: ensuring the programme has sufficient strategic support from senior management
Who is TrainingMark for?
Who is it for?
TrainingMark provides independent recognition of national standards for organisations that have, or are developing, in-house customer service or call centre training programmes.
What is involved in TrainingMark?
TrainingMark accreditation is achieved by benchmarking your training programme against our nationally recognised standards: first by your internal team, then by our accreditation team.
What customers have said
We were proud of our quality and it was time to think about aligning our customer service proposition. The biggest challenge was getting consistency and working with The Institute on TrainingMark gave us access to a wealth of experience which has meant almost 90% of our customers now recommend us."
It’s a sign that we’re investing in our people and that we take the standard of our training really seriously. It’s also about giving something back to colleagues, acknowledging their achievements.”
We are passionate about people development and the delivery of excellent customer service. Having TrainingMark reinforces for everyone, from day one, that personal development and customer focus is important.”
Approved Centre status is achievable by following our guidance on setting up a qualifications programme, implementing effective planning and monitoring, and integrating good management practices to demonstrate you meet the requirements.
Customer service at the heart of learning
Ian Mehrtens Chief Operating Officer, London South Bank University