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  • External Assessment
  • 16 + Target Group
  • 30 Guided Learning Hours


Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1) is designed to build confidence in communication. Candidates will develop communication skills by working in a group with peers, tutors and support workers resulting in increased confidence and self-esteem. The syllabus provides evidence towards Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework and the level aligns with Achievement Continuum Stage 10 Application. It also meets the National Curriculum Level 1 Attainment Target 1 for English: Speaking and Listening and the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum Entry 1.


Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1)

The candidates should prepare and tell the group about a new skill or interest. They should bring a poster or visual aid, speak clearly and bring to an appropriate ending. They should try to express their personal opinions and may also use prepare a PowerPoint presentation with images only.


Candidates will demonstrate that they can listen carefully to others during conversation and discussion and be prepared to answer questions from the group whilst making a positive contribution to the topic identified by the assessor. The topic may be their annual residential, a school/college production, a holiday or topical theme of interest to the group.


Candidates should recognise the importance of telephone skills in home, personal and working life. The candidate will receive a call from the tutor who will ask them to pass on a simple message to a named person in the group. They will relay the response speaking courteously throughout whilst answering and closing appropriately.


Candidates will recognise the importance of good listening skills when communicating with others. Throughout the assessment candidates will communicate with their peers, listening carefully, responding politely to questions, making eye contact where possible and asking suitable straightforward questions of the peer group.

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