Communications - 6N1950
This programme module aims to equip you with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and nonverbally in a comprehensive range of everyday tasks, in work-related tasks independently, and/or in a supervisory capacity including using Social Media as a method of communication.
QQI Credits: 15
Critique current issues in communications and information technology, to include digital and mobile technology, the internet, and the policies and principles relevant to a vocational area, while evaluating in practical terms the legislation that must be observed.
Include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation, and the responsibilities that apply when working in a supervisory capacity.
Examine the impact of non-verbal communication, to include presentation aids, handouts, using effective listening skills, participating in group work; using different reading techniques, media texts, official documents, business communications; drafting, editing and proofreading skills and the correct conventions of language usage while displaying qualities such as assertiveness, self-confidence, tact, diplomacy, empathy and patience.
Identify, and critically analyse, influences on communication.
Critically examine and evaluate their own communication skills and those of others.
Demonstrate competency in basic verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Determine the critical communications requirements for a given situation.
Present information in a structured, coherent and appropriate manner.
Work within a group to present a consistent and coherent message.
Classroom-based, face-to-face 'Live Tutor instruction/in a classroom/and online class environment.
Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.
Tutor support available between classes (online, face-to-face, or by telephone).
QQI Level 5 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience. It is expected that you will have a range of learning styles, strengths and needs related to the programme and have the capacity to take responsibility for your own learning within the managed classroom and online environment, provided by Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd
Learners who have a Level 5 Certification and a computer skills qualification at Level 5 in Word Processing and Spreadsheets, and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners will also require a good command of the English language and have a recognised English language qualification. However, some supports exist for Learners where English is not their first language.
In order to commence this programme, the learner must have either successfully completed a programme at a level 5 QQI Certificate/ equivalent qualifications. If the learner does not possess the required qualification they may also be eligible if they can demonstrate that they possess the levels of knowledge, skill and competence
associated with NFQ level 5.
The interview process ascertains existing levels of knowledge, skills and competence and English language proficiency. An assessment of English writing and comprehension to ensure equivalency with English language speaking and learning to assess a minimum standard level is given to test those learner’s English language levels, so that they are equipped with the correct standard of English to participate in the programme. In order for the learner to have a realistic chance of achieving the standard of a level 6 award, it is expected that the learner would have:
Participated in relevant work experience
Participated in all the programmes related activities
Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex material which is relevant and reflects a broad personal knowledge
Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex quantitative data
Problem solving within a group or number of groups and independently
Be disciplined in self-directed learning in line with practical, preparation, study
and reflection time where appropriate
Learners must reside in Ireland.
A competency test may be carried out for English language and literacy and/or computer skills to ensure that you have the skills necessary to complete the programme. Learners will also need a good command of the English Language and have a recognised English Language qualification (for example):
The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable:
CEFR - Common European Framework for Languages (level B2 or higher).
QQI 5N1642 English as a Second Language (merit or distinction)
QQI 5N0690 Communications Level 5 (merit or distinction)
IELTS Indicator Test - International English Language Testing System - Academic The minimum score is 6 unless otherwise stated.
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition - Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based test (minimum score is 100 out of 120; Reading and Writing not less than 22; Speaking with a score of not less than 24)
Duolingo English Test The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.
Leaving Certificate (H7/06 in English).
Exam English If you are unsure of your current level, you can take a free test on sites such as this one.
If you are unsure contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 to speak to a qualified person who will be able to assist you.
IT/Computer Skills: sufficient working knowlege of computers. Learner must have access to a PC, laptop or mobile device with internet access, Windows 8 or later or a Mac with OSX 10.5 or later, a browser with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, Adobe Reader to view PDFs. Your device must have a working camera and audio. PC must be capable of playing video and audio files. We provide you with access to Microsoft 365 Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams).
Blended Learning: Learners must be self-motivated and be able to take responsibility for their own self-directed learning, outside the 'Live' Tutor online classes as they complete their blended learning course.
Reasonable Accommodation: Learners with a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty: In line with the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2015 - Lir provides reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of our learners to ensure fairness and equality with others on the course.
Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Communications (6N1950) from QQI.
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd is registered with QQI, as a Private Training Provider, to offer programmes leading to QQI awards on the National Framework off Qualifications in Ireland (N.F.Q.)
Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this module may use the associated credits towards a relevant Major Award.
Assessment: Portfolio/Collection of Work 50%, Skills Demonstrations 50%
Grading: Pass 50% - 64%, Merit 65% - 79%, Distinction 80% - 100%
See Lir Course Schedule.
A Blended and Online Course with 'Live' Tutor classes, optional Virtual Office Hours and Tutorials. 2 x Workshops over 5 weeks or 8 x Evening Classes plus self-directed learning with online support.
This Programme comprises of 1 module. The duration of this module is typically 150 hours. This is a combination of 50 hours of Directed Learning and 100 hours of Self-directed learning. The 50 hours of Directed Learning takes place in Classroom Attendance and 'Live' Tutor Online Classes. Self-directed Learning is learner-led, and it includes self-directed study, through Lir eLearning Hub. This will entail preparation and reflection time on your part. There are Virtual Office Hours throughout the week also to give you the opportunity of meeting your Tutor online, if you have any queries.
Upon successful completion of a Major award, learners can progress to an award on the next level on the NFQ. Alternatively, the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5/6 Major Award to apply through the CAO for a place in the first year of a higher education programme. In some instances, progression is on the basis of specific Level 5 or 6 Major Awards, Learners should check with the higher education institution prior to commencement. Components (Minor Awards), or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice for progression under the HELS.
Course fee: Phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote.. Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.
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