Certificate in Reception Online Course

Learn Working In An Office Environment As A Receptionist


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Learn Working In An Office Environment As A Receptionist 

Does a career working in an office environment as a receptionist sound like the perfect way for you to move into a completely different industry? Are you aware of what is involved in such a role or perhaps you already believe that you understand it and yet have no idea how to move into this particular type of job? If any of that applies to you then our reception course will be able to provide you with all of the answers and information that you will need to go on and have a successful career within this particular field.

Introduction to the Reception Certificate Course

Our reception course is broken down into 17 easy to follow modules that will take you through the entire position and everything that you need to know in order to become a high-flying receptionist. This course has been designed to guide you through each and every part of being a receptionist from the tasks you will often have to carry out to dealing with people, the business environment and even the importance of correct communication.

By the end of the course you will have gained a wide range of skills that will allow you to not only work within this environment, but also do the job to a higher standard than before. It will allow you to get your foot on this particular career ladder and also help you to plan your future thanks to the skills and knowledge that you will gain from this course.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The key roles of a receptionist.
  • How to run the reception area.
  • How to communicate effectively.
  • How to deal with administration.
  • How to further your career.
  • How to be a team player.
  • How to use technology to your advantage.
  • How to handle databases.
  • How to make bookings and reservations.
  • How to organise things correctly.
  • And much more.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Reception
  2. Comprehensive 17 module Accredited Certificate in Reception Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Reception experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: The Role of the Receptionist

  • What is a receptionist? We will define the nature of the role, and explain exactly what a front of house receptionist is
  • How to be prepared for literally anything - one day is never the same as the next
  • Being the face of the company - what you need to do, how you need to do it, what you need to wear, and how you need to present yourself
  • A general overview of the duties of a receptionist

Module 2 : The Different Types of Receptionist and the Subtle Differences Between Them

  • The different types of receptionist roles there are in the job market, and why there are subtle differences between them
  • Legal receptionists
  • Medical receptionists
  • Educational institute receptionists

Module 3 : The Essentials of Communication

  • The principles to create a powerful first impression. How can this be done?
  • The principles to confirm how your message comes across. How can you check the message received is the correct one?
  • How to use voice, tone, and language to build trust, credibility, and confidence
  • How can you identify the customer's needs?

Module 4 : Practice Good Telephone Skills

  • How to communicate using the tone of your voice and the language you use
  • How the lack of body language can sometimes impact on telephone conversations
  • The appropriate language to use during a professional telephone call
  • Follow up actions after a telephone conversation

Module 5 : Sending Formal Messages/Sending Informal Messages

  • We will reiterate the importance of good quality telephone skills
  • What is a formal message?
  • What is an informal message?
  • The vital nature of confidentiality when taking and sending messages

Module 6 : Database Management and Booking/Reservation Procedures

  • What a database may be used for
  • Confidentiality in terms of database use
  • How to maintain a database in the most effective way
  • The kinds of bookings/reservations you may need to do as part of your reception work

Module 7 : Following Routine Administrative Procedures and Developing Filing Systems

  • What are routine administrative tasks or procedures? A general overview
  • The differences between the duties of a receptionist and the duties of a secretary
  • The routine daily administrative tasks you should be undertaking as a receptionist
  • What is a filing system, and why is it important?

Module 8 : Security & Safety Issues / Health & Safety Considerations in the Workplace

  • What is health & safety?
  • Who has the responsibility to ensure health and safety in the workplace?
  • What types of accidents or incidents can occur?
  • How can we all stay safe during our working hours?

Module 9 : Confidentiality

  • What is confidentiality, and why is it important?
  • Data Protection, and how it affects both you and the workplace
  • The consequences of a breach of confidentiality
  • How to maintain confidentiality

Module 10 : Successful Meetings & Minute Taking, Meeting & Accommodation Arrangements

  • What makes a successful meeting/pre-arrangements you need to make
  • What is minute-taking? How it is part of a receptionist's job, and how to do it
  • How minutes should be presented after the meeting, in terms of format and content
  • What arrangements may you need to make in terms of accommodation for meeting attendees?

Module 11 : Organisational Skills & Time Management

  • What are organisational skills?
  • How can you prioritise?
  • Scenarios to help you understand how prioritising works in practice
  • Time management, how you can make it work for you

Module 12 : Effective Business Communication

  • How written and verbal communication differs
  • What types of business communication in a written form you may need to use
  • Written communication formats
  • Formal and informal written communication

Module 13 : How Technology is Important in Reception Work

  • How technology plays a part in administrative work overall
  • What types of technology you may need to use
  • What software packages you may need to use
  • Away from the computer, how most of your daily working life includes technology in some guise

Module 14 : The Importance of Team Work

  • What is team work?
  • How does team work relate to a receptionist role?
  • What attributes make a good team player?
  • What are the advantages of team work, and are there any disadvantages?

Module 15: Reception Area Appearance

  • Why the appearance of the reception area is just as important as personal appearance
  • How to make a reception area look welcoming, yet professional
  • Small extras which make all the difference
  • Reception area maintenance

Module 16: Career Progression / From Receptionist to…

  • The types of receptionist roles you can undertake, with one eye on career progression
  • The possible future career roads a current receptionist can take
  • The skills you can master during your time as a receptionist, to make you indispensable during your future career choices
  • Administrative career roads in more depth

Module 17: To Sum It All Up: Reception Work Explained

  • A reiteration on what reception work is in its most basic form
  • Summing up the key skills and attributes a top receptionist should have
  • The importance of first impressions - let's sum it all up again!
  • How to get into reception work

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn Working In An Office Environment As A Receptionist 

Does a career working in an office environment as a receptionist sound like the perfect way for you to move into a completely different industry? Are you aware of what is involved in such a role or perhaps you already believe that you understand it and yet have no idea how to move into this particular type of job? If any of that applies to you then our reception course will be able to provide you with all of the answers and information that you will need to go on and have a successful career within this particular field.

Introduction to the Reception Certificate Course

Our reception course is broken down into 17 easy to follow modules that will take you through the entire position and everything that you need to know in order to become a high-flying receptionist. This course has been designed to guide you through each and every part of being a receptionist from the tasks you will often have to carry out to dealing with people, the business environment and even the importance of correct communication.

By the end of the course you will have gained a wide range of skills that will allow you to not only work within this environment, but also do the job to a higher standard than before. It will allow you to get your foot on this particular career ladder and also help you to plan your future thanks to the skills and knowledge that you will gain from this course.

By the end of this course, you will learn :

  • The key roles of a receptionist.
  • How to run the reception area.
  • How to communicate effectively.
  • How to deal with administration.
  • How to further your career.
  • How to be a team player.
  • How to use technology to your advantage.
  • How to handle databases.
  • How to make bookings and reservations.
  • How to organise things correctly.
  • And much more.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Reception
  2. Comprehensive 17 module Accredited Certificate in Reception Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Reception experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Module 1: The Role of the Receptionist

  • What is a receptionist? We will define the nature of the role, and explain exactly what a front of house receptionist is
  • How to be prepared for literally anything - one day is never the same as the next
  • Being the face of the company - what you need to do, how you need to do it, what you need to wear, and how you need to present yourself
  • A general overview of the duties of a receptionist

Module 2 : The Different Types of Receptionist and the Subtle Differences Between Them

  • The different types of receptionist roles there are in the job market, and why there are subtle differences between them
  • Legal receptionists
  • Medical receptionists
  • Educational institute receptionists

Module 3 : The Essentials of Communication

  • The principles to create a powerful first impression. How can this be done?
  • The principles to confirm how your message comes across. How can you check the message received is the correct one?
  • How to use voice, tone, and language to build trust, credibility, and confidence
  • How can you identify the customer's needs?

Module 4 : Practice Good Telephone Skills

  • How to communicate using the tone of your voice and the language you use
  • How the lack of body language can sometimes impact on telephone conversations
  • The appropriate language to use during a professional telephone call
  • Follow up actions after a telephone conversation

Module 5 : Sending Formal Messages/Sending Informal Messages

  • We will reiterate the importance of good quality telephone skills
  • What is a formal message?
  • What is an informal message?
  • The vital nature of confidentiality when taking and sending messages

Module 6 : Database Management and Booking/Reservation Procedures

  • What a database may be used for
  • Confidentiality in terms of database use
  • How to maintain a database in the most effective way
  • The kinds of bookings/reservations you may need to do as part of your reception work

Module 7 : Following Routine Administrative Procedures and Developing Filing Systems

  • What are routine administrative tasks or procedures? A general overview
  • The differences between the duties of a receptionist and the duties of a secretary
  • The routine daily administrative tasks you should be undertaking as a receptionist
  • What is a filing system, and why is it important?

Module 8 : Security & Safety Issues / Health & Safety Considerations in the Workplace

  • What is health & safety?
  • Who has the responsibility to ensure health and safety in the workplace?
  • What types of accidents or incidents can occur?
  • How can we all stay safe during our working hours?

Module 9 : Confidentiality

  • What is confidentiality, and why is it important?
  • Data Protection, and how it affects both you and the workplace
  • The consequences of a breach of confidentiality
  • How to maintain confidentiality

Module 10 : Successful Meetings & Minute Taking, Meeting & Accommodation Arrangements

  • What makes a successful meeting/pre-arrangements you need to make
  • What is minute-taking? How it is part of a receptionist's job, and how to do it
  • How minutes should be presented after the meeting, in terms of format and content
  • What arrangements may you need to make in terms of accommodation for meeting attendees?

Module 11 : Organisational Skills & Time Management

  • What are organisational skills?
  • How can you prioritise?
  • Scenarios to help you understand how prioritising works in practice
  • Time management, how you can make it work for you

Module 12 : Effective Business Communication

  • How written and verbal communication differs
  • What types of business communication in a written form you may need to use
  • Written communication formats
  • Formal and informal written communication

Module 13 : How Technology is Important in Reception Work

  • How technology plays a part in administrative work overall
  • What types of technology you may need to use
  • What software packages you may need to use
  • Away from the computer, how most of your daily working life includes technology in some guise

Module 14 : The Importance of Team Work

  • What is team work?
  • How does team work relate to a receptionist role?
  • What attributes make a good team player?
  • What are the advantages of team work, and are there any disadvantages?

Module 15: Reception Area Appearance

  • Why the appearance of the reception area is just as important as personal appearance
  • How to make a reception area look welcoming, yet professional
  • Small extras which make all the difference
  • Reception area maintenance

Module 16: Career Progression / From Receptionist to…

  • The types of receptionist roles you can undertake, with one eye on career progression
  • The possible future career roads a current receptionist can take
  • The skills you can master during your time as a receptionist, to make you indispensable during your future career choices
  • Administrative career roads in more depth

Module 17: To Sum It All Up: Reception Work Explained

  • A reiteration on what reception work is in its most basic form
  • Summing up the key skills and attributes a top receptionist should have
  • The importance of first impressions - let's sum it all up again!
  • How to get into reception work

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 070NSA160
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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