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Essential Workplace Skills Training

Communication Skills


The communication skills workshop is a central module in our suite of workplace skills, youth development programmes. This workshop provides participants with the tools required to develop effective communication strategies in a variety of social and workplace settings. The programme presents communication as a life-skill. Participants explore the relevance of self-confidence, self-respect, assertiveness and responsibility in the context of personal and professional development. 

Learning Outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective 1-2-1 and group communication
  • Demonstrate appropriate assertive behaviour.
  • Demonstrate ‘Active Listening’
  • Demonstrate how to ‘Meet, Greet and Sell Yourself’
  • Describe the steps involved in customer service excellence
  • Discuss channels of communication
  • Describe the basic rules of business etiquette

Course Syllabus

  • Communication definition
  • Communication model
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Jargon
  • Assertiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Selling Skills
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Channels of communication
  • Questioning skills
  • Interviews and meetings

Target Learner Profile

Transition year, senior cycle students and LCVP Students


This is a highly interactive workshop making good use of audio-visual presentations, group exercises and role-play scenarios. The programme is backed up with online learning resources.

Assessment and Certification

Participants are assessed on their ability to meet the requirements set down in the learning outcomes. Participants are issued with a certificate of completion.

Special Requirements

Please inform us of any special needs or other requirements where differentiated learning may be required.