Most students have access to a non-credited course in Communication.
It is essentially a practical subject where students learn about the different ways people communicate. Through various games and exercises they are expected to be able to work in a group or pair, listen to each other, follow instructions and co-operate.
The course covers three units:
Unit 1: Verbal Communication– being able to follow instructions by listening carefully and clarifying information and being able to give clear instructions confidently. This includes being able to follow a map and give clear directions to someone.
Unit 2: Non-verbal Communication– being able to interpret different emotions, trust exercises and working with masks. This includes analysing ways people communicate through body language.
Unit 3:Written Communication– exploring ways to communicating through text, email and other written forms. This included a look at punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
Towards the end of the course students practise all of their skills in various role play situations. They have a mock interview, practice telephone enquiries and use their skills in various social situations.