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The need to be effective as a communicator, critical thinker, analyser, team worker and interpreter is essential. Within the workplace these skills are needed on a daily basis to show proficiency in designated tasks as part of a job role. The development of academic competence, and also the continuation of life-long learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is required to ensure that individuals have a valued set of interpersonal skills that can be applied to any situation or environment.

This course provides a foundation for good practice in a variety of contexts. The ability to communicate effectively using different tools and mediums will ensure that practical, research, design, reporting and presentation tasks are undertaken professionally and in accordance with various communication conventions. In everyday life the ability to apply critical reasoning and solve problems are necessary skills to enable task resolution and facilitate effective decision-making. Working with others in a group environment academically or within the workplace is an integral part of everyday life. Therefore, understanding the dynamics of teams in terms of culture, roles and responsibilities will ensure that there is a better understanding and awareness of the importance and value of teamwork. Continuing professional development, self-improvement and working towards various goals is an area that is encouraged in the workplace through the appraisals framework. In addition, professional development extends into higher levels of learning and the need to demonstrate effective research skills and academic reporting skills is also required.

Among the topics included in this course are: the development of communication skills and communication literacy; the use of qualitative and quantitative data to demonstrate analysis, reasoning and critical thinking; and tasks that require the integration of others within a team-based scenario and planning and problem-solving.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate leadership skills through the dynamics of team working, and through reflective practice be able to evaluate the contributions made as an individual and also of others. As a result they will develop skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a range of interpersonal and transferable communication skills to a target audience.
  • Apply critical reasoning and thinking to a range of problem-solving scenarios.
  • Discuss the importance and dynamics of working within a team and the impact of team working in different environments.
  • Examine the need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and its role within the workplace and for higher level learning.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

Students must be over 18 years of age.
A Level 3 qualification in Business or an international equivalent.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
PTE 51
IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
or equivalent.

Registration process:

Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course (the application is online).
We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

The course is available as an individual or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Computing. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because awarding body has additional fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Computing or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

Courses awarded under Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

* Note that prices don’t include VAT. It might be added at checkout based on your location.

Course Curriculum

Section One
Communication and Presentation (Part 1) 01:30:00
Communication and Presentation (Part 2) 01:30:00
The Art of Negotiating Skills 01:30:00
Time Management (Part1) 01:30:00
Time Management (Part2) 01:30:00
Introduction to Problem Solving 01:30:00
Section Two
Introduction to Critical Thinking 01:30:00
Understanding the Reasons Behind Things 01:30:00
Critical and Academic Writing 01:30:00
Role of Leadership in Building Teams 01:30:00
Understanding Dynamics of Teams 01:30:00
Developing Effective Teams 01:30:00
Section Three
Managing Conflicts in Teams 01:30:00
Group Decision Making 01:30:00
Team Communications 01:30:00
Group Problem Solving Skills 01:30:00
Creative Problem Solving 01:30:00
Emotional Intelligence in Teams 01:30:00
Section Four
Virtual Teamwork 01:30:00
Managing Project Teams 01:30:00

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  • 4 months
  • Course Certificate
  • 15 Credits
  • Core
  • English
  • Self Study

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