Communication skills

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Why learn communication skills?

Express your ideas confidently and clearly. Listen and respond to other people.

Quick tips for tutors

Communication skills includes:

  • Giving and responding to opinions.
  • Taking part in a discussion.
  • Making an enquiry.
  • Phoning for information.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.
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