Types of listening
First time here? Watch this one-minute video, then choose a level.
Listening face-to-face look for body language and gestures. On the phone tone of voice can be key.
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Types of listening includes:
- Listening to instructions.
- Following a narrative.
- Listening for detail.
- Checking and asking for clarification.
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.