The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the
relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate
verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in
work-related tasks, operating independently while under general
direction. At SIPTU College we frequently offer this module alongside the Organising Skills module. In this way, communications tasks are those associated with trade union and social activism.

Entry requirements: You must be a SIPTU member and nominated to attend the course by your SIPTU Organiser. Normally you will have completed some Introductory or Basic training but we will recognise long service as a union activist instead.

Certification: This course can lead to a recognised qualification – a Level 5 QQI minor award – 5N0690. It is also possible to combine this award with others towards a major award.

Support: All SIPTU College courses are taught by experienced tutors who combine their own trade union experience with appropriate academic qualifications. As a participant on a SIPTU College course you will have access to, an online portal through which you can access course notes, multimedia content, quizzes and links to relevant course material in order to reinforce classroom learning.

See our Learner Handbook for more details.