Galway Community College
Further Education

Communications QQI Level 5 - MONDAYS

Communications QQI Level 5 - MONDAYS




Category: QQI Certified


Course Name - Communications 5N0690

Award -Minor Award Component Specification NFQ Level 5

Course Overview

  1. Purpose - The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate
  2. verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general
  3. Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to:
    1 Analyse a range of current issues in communications and information technology
    2 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
    3 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
    4 Demonstrate verbal skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making a case 2 and presenting a point of view in group discussion, formal meetings, interviews
    5 Demonstrate listening skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making eye contact, receiving and interpreting information, control of personal response
    6 Use reading techniques appropriate to a task, to include skimming, obtaining an overview, identifying key points, critical evaluation, in depth analysis
    7 Critique information from a range of complex written material, to include technical/vocational, personal, literary, and written and visual media texts
    8 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
    9 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,
    10 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
    11 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.
  4. Assessment General Information. All assessment should be planned in accordance with the programme assessment strategy developed as part of the programme submission for validation. See Policies and Criteria for Validation of Programmes. Assessment should be undertaken consistently and reflect current assessment guidelines. See All FET assessment is criterion referenced. Successful achievement of the award is based on learners attaining the required standards of knowledge, skill or competence consistent with the minimum intended programme learning outcomes. The techniques set out below are considered the optimum
    approach to assessment for this component. In exceptional circumstances providers may identify alternative assessment
    techniques through the provider's application for programme validation which are reliable and valid but which are more
    appropriate to their context. Assessment of a number of components may be integrated across programmes for delivery, provided that the learning outcomes of each minor award are assessed. Group or team work may form part of the assessment, provided
    each learner's achievement is separately assessed. All providers are required to submit an assessment plan as part
    of their application for programme validation. Assessment Plans will include information relating to scheduling and integration of
    assessment. See current FET validation guidelines at
  5. Assessment Techniques

    Portfolio / Collection of Work 50%
    Skills Demonstration 50%
Tutor: Mary Gallery
Fee: €240
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: 2021-09-20
Start/End Time: 19.00 - 21.00
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