Who should complete this course?
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension.
Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Topics covered include:
Unit 1: Listening and Speaking
Unit 2: Reading and Writing
Unit 3: Non-Verbal and Visual Communication
Unit 4: Communications Technology.
Preferred entry level:
Programme Entry Requirements:
Students will be expected to complete four tasks:
Collection of Work 50%
Skills Demonstration 50%.
Collection of Work:
The internal assessor will devise guidelines for candidates on gathering a collection of work that demonstrates evidence of the following communication skills:
Writing Skills. Evidence should include a range of relevant documents, including a short structured report and a minimum of 3 other pieces.
The documents may be handwritten or word processed. Evidence of drafting, re-drafting and editing should be attached to at least one of the finished pieces. At least one item should be handwritten, where possible.
Communications technology skills. Evidence of using communications technology (CT), for example:
In one or more skills demonstrations, candidates will be assessed in the following skill areas:
The internal assessor will devise suitable tasks which may be carried out in the vocational area, or during work experience. The skills may be assessed over a period of time, and may be integrated into a single task. For example, candidates may demonstrate their dialogue skills in conjunction with their oral presentation skills.
Listening and Speaking Skills
Evidence of the group interaction may be verified by the internal assessor.
Visual Communication Skills
Candidates should communicate without words, either by:
This QQI Communications 5N0690 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.