Effective Communicating Distance Learning CourseOP102

Do you want to improve your communication style? Really want to pack a punch at meetings or give excellent presentations? Then this is the course for you. It covers the essentials of communication both informal and formal messages as well as presentations and advertising. This course will really give you the skills to make the most of the opportunities you get.

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Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Home Study Entry Requirements 


At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.      

Recommended Hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Effective Communicating course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Module 1 - The Essentials of Communication: The Importance of Good Communication - Modes of Communication - The Key Elements of Communication - The Whole Message - What Does the Recipient Expect?                                          

Module 2 - Sending Informal Messages: Memoranda ('Memos') - Electronic Mail (Email) - Text Messages - Facsimiles or 'Faxes'                                                

Module 3 - Sending Formal Messages: Letters – The First Impression - Greetings and Sign-Off - The Details - Writing Clearly - Writing Accurately - Formal Emails - Reports and Proposals - Reviewing Formal Letters and Reports

Module 4 - Two-Way Communication: The Telephone - Using the Answer Phone - Using the Mobile Phone - Face-to-Face Meetings                                                     

Module 5 – Presentations: Presentation Skills - First Impressions - Explaining Your Points Clearly Humour - Inviting Discussion - Ending the Presentation

Module 6 – Advertising: Press Releases - Newspaper Advertisements - Direct Mail - Web Sites

Payment Plan


Full Price is £299

6 Monthly Installments of £50.00

The first installment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan.




At the end of this course successful learners will receive Level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

Awarding Body Information


NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland



This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Language of Course




Q: How does the Effective Communicating course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: No Entry Requirements

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: Yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.
Q: Is this Effective Communicating course paper based or on-line?  
A: Our Effective Communicating course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.  

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A: If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: info@start-learning.co.uk or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.