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08 Jan 2020
8 half day sessions over 8 weeks
from £400 + VAT
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Essential Communication Skills

Course Dates   

see full timetable in documents below

Level 3 [£400 + VAT]

08 January 2020 - Cardiff

10 January 2020 - Newport

Level 3 [£600 + VAT]

09 January 2020 - Cardiff

16 January  - Newport 

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

Course Duration

8 half day sessions over 8 weeks

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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