One academic semester
Our popular Business Communication course will provide you with the fundamental business communications skills to help you not just survive, but really thrive in any work environment. In our changed world, where businesses are facing significant challenges, there is an increased need to communicate effectively with a clear understanding of what others want to hear. The very way we communicate with each other has changed radically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. With fewer face-to-face meetings likely to become part of everyday life, the need to communicate effectively in less-than-optimal ways is the new normal.
The programme will help you to communicate confidently with your business peers and managers and put forth your ideas and solutions positively. In addition to this, you will contextualise ‘comms’ within the wider field of marketing to connect this already very effective business communication course to an understanding of your clients’ or colleagues’ needs and wants.
One academic semester
29 January 2024
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Part-time Evening, Online
National Framework of Qualifications Level 6
Continuous Assessment & Exam
IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent
“I was a nervous wreck starting off but I have learnt a lot & I am much more comfortable now if I continue to do any further courses. I had never done anything other than my leaving certificate, now I feel I can try another course. Thanks to All.” Bernadette O Brien, Certificate in Business Communications course participant
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This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers.
With communication being so important to a business career progress, it’s worth investing some time in studying key field concepts. This semester course can have a great impact on your career development and bring you rewarding achievements in the workplace.
Getting a business communication certification is a great way to share your academic and professional achievements with the world. Our programme is QQI certified, meaning it’s:
You will have the opportunity to enhance your own personal communications skills on the course, whilst also developing a better understanding of how communications sits within the wider field of marketing.
Almost anyone already in work, or planning to enter the world of work will benefit from this programme, as communication is so very fundamental to us as human beings.
Business communication courses are particularly useful if you:
The Certificate in Business Communications will provide learners with:
During this semester long programme you will study two modules, both the equivalent of 10 ECTS points. Learners will carry out effective market research and learn to apply marketing concepts to real business situations.
|Business Communications (10 ECTS)|
The objective of this module is to offer practical and theoretical communication skills which are of significant use in business environments and are highly transferable to all aspects of your life.
Focus on targeting strategies and how to formulate them
Business writing & planning
Managing the product mix
|Introduction to Marketing (10 ECTS)|
The objective of this module is to introduce students who have not formally studied marketing before, to the key marketing concepts and their application.
Channels of Distribution
"Studying at GBS was a wonderful experience. The small interactive class structure enables students to learn from one another and to develop invaluable organisational, team-work and leadership skills. " Nicola Conneally, GBS Graduate
The Business Communications online course will be delivered over a semester (18 weeks, including exams). The course will be delivered online, via live classes on Zoom and via our e-learning platform Moodle which you can access at any time once enrolled in the course.
On completion you will receive a QQI Certificate in Business Communications at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Upon completing this certificate you can progress on to a career in dealing with various business communication channels in a SME or a multinational organisation.
Students who would like to further their academic career can choose to continue their studies through our Bachelor of Business degree and would be exempted from the modules completed within their certificate.
Students are required to have a Leaving Certificate 5 passes or High School Diploma equivalent and are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFR B2 or above.
English language classes at the start of the programme are obligatory for non-native speakers.
Read more here.
If you’re from Ireland yourself, you’ll possibly be taking for granted our rich culture and heritage when it comes to telling a story, and sharing information verbally. But a great talker is not always a great communicator, and in business, we need to discern carefully between the two.
If you’re working in an organisation when everyone is happy to chat, how do you see the wood for the trees? There are times when clear, incisive business communication is a must, and this course makes sure you know what that should sound like.
That said, it’s of great value that the Irish have a certain amount of confidence when a story needs to be told, and if you’re an international student considering this communications course in Galway, Ireland, then it’s likely you’ll be carried along on a wave of confidence, so that your own ability to speak to others increases more than you can image. And enhanced communication skills aren’t just needed at work.
You’ll also have a great time meeting local people, on the course or in the pub afterwards.
If you wish to apply for this certificate course, please contact our friendly admissions team.
T: +353 (0)91 529000