The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to communicate verbally and non verbally in standard every day tasks and in work related tasks, operating indpendently while under general direction.
The course delivery is broken down into 4 key topics:
1.Listening and Speaking
2.Reading and Writing
3.Non Verbal and Visual Communications
4. Communications Technology
This part-time single module programme, succesdful completition of which leads to FETAC Level 5 component 5N0690, can be used as a component in FETAC Level 5 Major Award
Listening skills impress on the learner its importance through some practical listening and interpreting exercises.The course evolves into relating and understanding the dynamics of combining listening and reading skills into conversations, interviews, debates, meetings and proceeds to develop presentation skills.The communications theme is developed further by describing non verbal communications and the impacts of non verbal behaviour. It is further enhanced by the impact of visuals from pictures, films, dance, photographs, diagrams and charts. Thus far we have looked at the main communications methods we use and then look at the most updated methods of communication through daily advancing technology. To assist in understanding, practical exercise such as receiving and sending data and downloading information will be undertaken.
The course is delivered by many practical exercises supporting the theories of communications.