Parttime Classroom Generic programmes and qualifications

Computer and Internet Skills L4 BY

Objectives of the Programme Module
 To facilitate the appreciation of the role of communications in everyday life
 To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/ her own learning
 To create an awareness of the importance of body language in all communication settings
 To promote the awareness of mass media and its impact on everyday life
 To develop an understanding of the scope and depth of communications in the 21st century
 To enable the learner to develop effective writing skills
 To enable the learner to interpret written and aural materials across a range of vocational,
social and everyday tasks
 To assist the development of effective interpersonal skills
 To assist the learner to develop the language, literacy and numeracy skills related to
communications through the medium of the module themes and content

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 09-10-2023 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 16 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Aims and Objectives

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Information Technology Skills (4N1125) Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI
Communications (4N0689) Communications (4N0689) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 4 Communications 4N0689
Learners will be able to:
1. Explain some impacts of current communications and information technologies on learning
activities, social and work life, to include personal computers, digital, mobile and internet
2. Outline elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and/or work context, to
include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation
3. Communicate a range of messages effectively using visual aids and non-verbal
communication tools and strategies, to include images, signs, non-verbal aspects of speech,
appearance, colour and the surrounding environment
4. Interpret images, to include work-related photos and diagrams, charts, maps, graphics,
advertisements, pop videos, logos, statistical information
5. Demonstrate listening skills for a range of purposes, to include use of eye contact, seeking
clarification, note-taking, summarising and paraphrasing
6. Demonstrate a range of reading techniques, to include skimming, scanning, in-depth study,
identifying key points, extracting information, evaluating bias and purpose
7. Extract the main facts, ideas, issues and opinions from a variety of aural and written sources,
to include spoken and written media texts and material relevant to a vocational area
8. Use drafting, editing and proof-reading skills to write routine documents with accurate
punctuation, spelling and sentence structure, to include creative material and work-related
reports, electronic correspondence, forms, letters, memos and minutes
9. Interact effectively with others in different contexts, including discussion with peers, one-toone, in a group/team, working under supervision, oral presentation, formal interview and
for the purposes of informing and persuading
10. Plan for clear communication including contextual factors such as social, physical, relational,
11. Use at least one medium of communications and or information technology to exchange
information with another user.


Bunclody Adult Education Centre


Ryland Road, Bunclody, Co Wexford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville