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04 Sep 2019
up to 8 weeks
£400 + VAT
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Essential Communication Skills

Course Dates   

ACT Cardiff, CF24 5ET  9.30 - 12.00  [Level 2]
September 4th, 11th,18th, 25th and October 2nd
Prep. CT* 09/10/2019  
Cont.Task* 16/10/2019
Conf. Test * 23/10/2019

ACT Cardiff, CF24 5ET  1.30 - 4.30pm  [Level 3]
September  12th,19th,26th and October 3rd               
Prep. CT 10/10/2019              
Cont.Task* 17/10/2019 
Cont.Task cont* 24/10/2019       
Conf. Test 31/10/2019

Newport Civic Centre, NP20 4UR 9.30 - 12.00 [Level 2]
September 13th, 20th, 27th and October 4th
Prep. CT 11/10/2019
Cont.Task* 18/10/2019 
Cont.Task cont* 25/10/2019       
Conf. Test 01/11/2019

Bridgend Skills Centre CF31 3BP 9.30 - 12.00 [Level 2]
October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th        
Prep. CT* 13/11/2019        
Cont.Task* 20/11/2019 
Conf. Test * 27/11/2019

Course Objectives

These focus on the practical application of these skills, especially learners’ capacity to transfer their knowledge and understanding between contexts and purposes.

To achieve the Essential Communication Skills qualification(s), learners are required to demonstrate their skills through both:

  • an internally assessed and externally verified Controlled Task; and
  • a short, externally marked online Confirmatory Test.

Key Topics

(i) Basic Literacy Skills
ii) Spelling and Grammar (SpaG) Skills
(iii) Reading Skills - Highlighting, Annotating, Summarising & Synthesising
(iv) Writing Skills - Text Types, Paragraphing, Planning & Proof-reading

Qualification Achieved

City and Guilds Essential Communication Skills


It is your responsibility to ensure you attend all lessons.
An additional £50 re-sit fee applies
ENTRY Requirements  -  You must be working at the level directly below the one in which you wish to study. You will be required to undertake a WEST Initial Assessment to determine your current level prior to enrolment.

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