QQI Level 5 Communications Award

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QQI Level 5 Communications Award Course aim:

The purpose of this QQI Level 5 Communications Award course is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.

QQI Level 5 Communications Course location:

This course is delivered on our Virtual Learning Environment.

QQI Level 5 Communications Course outline

  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Legislation related to Communications
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Reading techniques
  • Researching and referencing
  • Drafting and proof reading
  • Communication styles
  • Communication technology

QQI Level 5 Communications course entry requirements

To ensure the greatest opportunity for successful participation in our programmes, learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking.

This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+ Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Learners who have achieved a passing grade in English at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Qualtec, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency.  This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent.

Learners should have basic IT skills. They will need to be able email, word process (Word) and use Presentation software (Powerpoint) and Zoom. They must have good broadband access and their own laptop/ tablet with microphone and speakers. (at least 10 Mbps download speed). This can be tested in advance of the course will arranging a practice log in by sending an email to [email protected] or using this online tool https://www.highspeedinternet.com/tools/speed-test.

The course should be completed in a quite location. This can be tested prior to the course commencement.

Communications Award Course Assignments & Time Commitment 

Learners will need to complete a number of assignments.

Lesson Plan for allocated topic (template provided). Allow I hour for completion and due on the final day of the course.

Preparation of topic for 15 minute presentation.  Allow 2 hours for this preparation.

Training Delivery Approach and Location

This course is delivered through blended learning and be assessed through Zoom. Learners must be present online for the fully duration. They are expected to actively engage in the course through completion of polls and responding to questions.

Technical Support

If learners have any academic IT issues they can contact the trainer by email or [email protected] from 9.00 until 5 Monday to Friday. They can also contact outside these hours in the cause of urgent issues.

In successful completion of this course learners will receive a QQI Level 5 Communications Award Certificate.

Why Qualtec?

Experience. We are delivering this course for the last 15 years and have trained over 1,000 learners.

Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course.

Price. We are competitively priced. There may be cheaper out there. However we offer value for money.

Competence. All of our trainers are fully qualified to deliver this course.

Resources. On completion of this course learners will be registered on our elearning centre. In this they will have access to our PowerPoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.

Pastoral care

As a trainer of trainer for 25 years Sean Kelleher is happy to provide guidance to learners on how learners can progress. He has also completed a Professional Diploma in Positive Health so is qualified to provide personal advice in the area of Positive Health & Wellbeing.


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