Communications - 6N1950
Description

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


What will I learn?
  • 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.

  • Workplace learning.

  • Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.   

  • During Covid-19 Restrictions all classes are 'Live' Online scheduled weekly classes.

Entry requirements

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. 


English Language:

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. This is important for those learners with English as a second language who have been referred from SOLAS or INTREO or a Community Employment route to us. 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

  • 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, a Cambridge English B2 level.

Learners must reside in Ireland.   The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable :

IELTS Indicator Test The minimum score is 6 unless otherwise stated.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition The minimum score is 92 unless otherwise stated.

Duolingo English Test The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.


IT/Computer Skills: sufficient working knowlege of computers.  Learner must have access to a PC 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 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).

Certification and Assessment

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%

When can I start?

See Lir Course Schedule.

Lir Terms and Conditions

Duration

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.

Course Fee

€300

Payment Options

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.