Business Communications Certificate Course in Galway, Ireland

The programme

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.

  • Duration

    One academic semester

  • ECTS

    20 ECTS

  • Next Start Date

    15 January 2024

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Mode

    Full-time Day
    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    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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Business Communication course description

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:

  • Ideal for sharing with potential employers
  • Great to include in your CV for future job applications
  • Perfect for your professional LinkedIn profile
  • An indication of your commitment to continuous learning

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.

Who is the Certificate in Business Communications for?

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:

  • Want to be more effective at work, and believe your communication skills are letting you down
  • Want to be better at influencing others at work, or simply you want to make your voice heard more
  • You have people who report to you, or you imagine being a team leader in the future
  • You need to give presentations or propose products and services to clients, and you want to convert more deals and win more business
  • Your role at work needs you to engage more people internally, and get them on board with the company’s plans and initiatives

Programme Learning Outcomes

The Certificate in Business Communications will provide learners with:

  • the key concepts of business communications
  • the fundamentals of modern marketing
  • the business language skills to deliver effective presentations
  • the capacity to undertake valuable market research
  • the ability to apply marketing concepts to real business situations
  • the competence to develop and manage marketing plans strategically
  • the ability to communicate those plans effectively within the business environment

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Programme Content 

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

Effective Communication

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.

Marketing Research

Marketing Planning

Channels of Distribution

Brand Management  

"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

Course Structure and Award

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.

Career options & Progression Routes 

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. 

Entry Requirements

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.

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Why take a business communications course in Ireland?

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.

Next Steps

If you wish to apply for this certificate course, please contact our friendly admissions team. 

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