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QQI Level 5 Communications Certificate

About the Course

Proves participants with the skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.

Requirements Learners attending these programmes must meet RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) criteria. Your entry onto these courses is not guaranteed until The CILT training team can confirm your RPL eligibility. RPL is an application made on behalf of participants by a training provider to facilitate the delivery of training with an emphasis on particular elements of a programme where learners due to previously attained knowledge, skills or life experience have full knowledge of these outcomes and so may concentrate on the delivery of other outcomes.
Duration 4 days
Dates

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Fee
TBC
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Benefits of a QQI Level 5 Communications Award

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Analyse a range of current issues in communications and information technology.
  • Summarise in practical terms the elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and/or work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation.
  • Use appropriate non-verbal and visual communication in personal- and work-related settings, to include one-to-one, in a group/team, and in formal and informal interaction.
  • Demonstrate verbal skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making a case and presenting a point of view in group discussion, formal meetings, interviews.
  • Demonstrate listening skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making eye contact, receiving and interpreting information, control of personal response.
  • Use reading techniques appropriate to a task, to include skimming, obtaining an overview, identifying key points, critical evaluation, in depth analysis.
  • Critique information from a range of complex written material, to include technical/vocational, personal, literary, and written and visual media texts. 
  • Research a relevant vocational topic, to include use of primary and secondary sources, acknowledgement of sources, use of enquiry techniques and methods to establish validity and reliability.
  • Use drafting, proofreading and editing skills to write a range of documents that follow the conventions of language usage (spelling, punctuation, syntax), to include creative writing, business proposals, correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, applications.
  • Demonstrate communications styles and techniques relevant to different situations in work and leisure, to include one-to-one and group contexts in conversation, interview, oral presentation, question and answer session and for the purposes of persuading, advocacy and informing.
  • Choose the appropriate communications technology to give and receive requests, instructions, suggestions, discussion and feedback in both work and leisure, to include a rationale for choosing one technology over another in different contexts and for different messages.

Assessment:

50% Portfolio/collection of Work

Should demonstrate achievement of a range of learning outcomes. The collection may be self-generated or created in response to a particular brief or tasks/activities devised by the assessor

50% Skills demonstration

This will assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. The participant will be required to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.


Certification

QQI Level 5 Communications Certificate


Transfer

Successful completion of this course enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.


CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills