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Communication - Essential Skills Wales

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The aim of the Communication standards is to encourage candidates to develop and demonstrate their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for different purposes.

The standards are essentially concerned with developing and recognising candidates' ability to select and apply communication skills in ways that are appropriate to their particular context. However, they can also be used to help individuals make connections with less familiar contexts and develop their ability to progress to higher levels of competence.

Techniques and skills

The techniques of Communication are essential, but so too are the skills of application, such as making decisions about the relevance and quality of information and taking account of purpose and audience.

The standards are designed to recognise candidates' progression in terms both of underpinning techniques and of the skills of application.

For further information, please contact:

Bryan Davies - Head of the Key/Essential Skills Wales Unit
Telephone: 029 2026 5100/5172/5032/5382
E-mail: bryan.davies@wjec.co.uk
Fax: 029 2026 5098

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