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Principles of Business Communications

The Principles of Business Communications Award is important for individuals who wish to understand communication all levels. Through this Award, you will gain the skills and competences required in business communications, understand the underlying concepts of communication and recognise how they contribute to individual and business success.

Offered in both English and Arabic, and demonstrated through applied learning methodologies, this Award helps you develop a practical skillset in business communications.

Award Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this Award candidates will be able to:

L1 – identify and appreciate the range of communication used in business.
L2 – appreciate effective and ineffective communication.
L3 – establish where and when barriers to communication exist.
L4 – conduct successful business team meetings.
L5 – identify and apply techniques to improve personal communication skills

Award Design

Section 1:

What is Meant by Business Communication?

Section 2:

Effective and Ineffective Communication

Section 3:

Overcoming Barriers to Communication

Section 4:

Business Team Meetings

Section 5:

Improving Your Personal Communications

Learning & Teaching Methods

The taught instructor-led course will be a suitable mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, videos and hands on practical exercises. Delegates will be given immediate opportunities to apply what they have learned with real life problems and case studies.

A comprehensive course workbook is at the core of this course and delegates will also be guided through additional material in the instructor-led sessions. Each Award has 50 hours (20 hours of tutor led sessions (face-to-face) and 30 hours of self-directed learning).

Assessment Type & Weighting

Each Award has an assessment of a 1-hour formal examination at Pearson Vue testing centre which will relate directly to the skills learned and developed in that course. Each student is assessed through an online test with a multiple-choice questions (MCQ) based assessment.

Award Certification & Accreditation

The Award certificate will be Awarded by EduQual and credit-rated by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), benchmarked at level 7.


You should be educated up to high school level although delegates with relevant work experience will have the necessary skills to complete this Award. The fundamental requirement of all delegates embarking on the Award is a desire to improve and enhance their skills.

Who Should Attend

Individuals at any level, who have a passion to learn and improve their soft skills, will benefit from this Award. Basic business skills and applied knowledge is a prerequisite for success in today’s challenging business environment. Employers will benefit from enhanced employee capability while current and future employees will gain from their own personal development and greatly enhance their career prospects.

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