Course Description

Module Code: G20001
Level: 5
Credit Value: 1 credit

This module descriptor is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a credit in Communications at Level 5. Communication skills are highly valued in the workplace but this module extends beyond exclusively vocational needs, recognising that the acquisition of these skills is a life-long process, and central to personal, social and professional development and fulfilment.

Course providers are responsible for the design of programmes that are consistent with the learning outcomes and relevant to learners’ needs and interests. Level 5 Communications is ideally integrated with other Level 5 modules but may be offered as a stand-alone module. Evidence of achievement may be presented in either Irish or English.

Entry Level: National Vocational Certificate Level 4, leaving certificate of equivalent qualifications and or relevant life and work experience

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • Develop an awareness of the essential role played by communication in human interaction
  • Acquire communication skills relevant to vocational and personal development
  • Understand the communicative principles and practices involved in gathering and relaying information
  • Acquire the skills and confidence to convey and interpret meaning, in writing, orally and visually
  • Develop a critical awareness of communications messages and media