SCQF Level 7
Learn to apply practical communication skills to complex issues in your working environment.
Why take this course?
Conveying and responding to a range of information by reading, writing, listening and talking is the basis of communication. Effective oral and written communication skills are essential to promote good relationships and best working practice in a business environment.
This is a Unit within the HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering or HNC Electronics Group Award, but may also be part of another Group Award or taken as a stand-alone HN Unit. It will focus on the practical approaches needed for successful communication, which will prove extremely valuable in your career progression and your performance in the workplace.
Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)
What you will experience
You will read texts critically, examining not just the content but the format, layout and style of the written text. You will then assess its strengths and weaknesses before producing effective business information documents such as proposals and reports. You will study the group processes involved in group decision making, how to progress activity, the uses and formats of record keeping and how to contribute effectively to formal group discussions. On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:
- Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue;
- Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue; and
- Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue.
It would be beneficial for candidates to have achieved communication as part of the core skills framework, to at least Intermediate 2 level, or have similar qualifications/relevant experience.
What you need to know
This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.
Please note that fee waivers or ILA funding may apply.
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Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Distance Learning Co-ordinators Sheena Thomson or Susan Smith by email, or phone (01346) 586136 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.
Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.
We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.
|1 September 2016||40 Hours over 6 Months||£119.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form and additional information form for this course and return them to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Information & Booking Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
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