Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
5 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
6 ECTS Credits @ NFQ Level 9
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Breda Ahern
Address: Programme Administrator – Management Pathway
Email: Telephone: +353 86 0661706

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Brief Description

Next Intake:  TBC

Course commencement is subject to minimum numbers.

Please ensure you enter the Module Code when applying for this module. Applications without this cannot be processed. You may apply for more than one module under the same application.


Code Level Date Cost
Business Communications CM6901 9 ( ECTS 6)  TBC €1,250

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programmes associated with this MicroCred are: 

This module is designed to introduce the concept of the communications process and to facilitate participants in thinking strategically about communications. They will be introduced to current thinking in business communications, and effective ways to execute successful business communications. With a strong focus on skills-based learning, participants are given the opportunity to reflect on and master the fundamentals in business communication and to learn to manage communications more effectively for personal and professional development.

On the successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental principles underpinning effective communications and the components of the communications process.
  • Interpret, assess and critically evaluate key issues in the field of communication theory.
  • Analyse types of communication in industry and demonstrate knowledge of key issues involved in business communication.
  • Design, practice and perform an effective group oral presentation.
  • Apply learning in an online forum using e-tivities and discussion forums.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of active listening and feedback skills in a business setting.
  • Identify the complexities of communication and appreciate the central role of communications in personal and professional contexts.

Participants will be instructed in communication theory and ways to develop their practical written and presentation communication skills. Topics include communication theory, and current thinking on communication channels and contexts, interpersonal communications, non-verbal communication, and listening and feedback skills.

Assessment: There is no final exam for this module. You will be assessed through 1-2 continuous skill based assignments, provided by your lecturer

The programme is open to managers, supervisors from a variety of disciplines or those aspiring to a managerial role with three to five years organisational experience.

Completion of an NFQ level 8 qualification in management or equivalent qualification. 

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.


The fee for this MircoCred is €1,250.

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