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Course Title:

Essential Skills: Speaking, Listening and Communication

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Course Description:

Do you need to improve your speaking and listening skills?  Verbal communication is one of the most common ways that most of us make ourselves understood each day.

On this course you will:

  • learn about the difference between formal and informal language, and the importance of correct use for each one
  • learn to feel more comfortable about speaking formally in front of a group
  • understand that listening is an equally important skill as speaking in conversations and how to develop a presentation and deliver it to a group

This course will improve the effectiveness of your verbal communication and listening skills. It will also help to develop your confidence to speak in a group, or deliver a presentation.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night.The course will include a blend of class room based activities and some individual work alone.

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.

What could this course lead to?

This course will help anyone who wants to develop their speaking and listening skills.This course can progress on to further Essential Skills courses as well as other short courses and qualifications. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,004 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.


Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £50*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000