Midas Group

Communications (FETAC Level 3)


The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to assess and manage personal finances under supervision.

Course Content


  • Outline a limited range of reading techniques to include scanning, skimming
  • Read a limited range of different texts, including work-related, personal and social or community life material, for a variety of purposes, to include identification of bias, genre, key features, learning context, entertainment
  • Use a limited range of reading techniques to locate specific information in reference materials and short pieces of text, to include scanning, skimming and reading for more detailed understanding
  • Extract the main facts, ideas and opinions from simple written material, to include media articles, information pamphlets, fiction.


  • Use drafting, proof reading, spelling and sentence structure that is fit for purpose to include simple instructions, personal and formal correspondence
  • Write to support learning to include note and message taking, expressive writing, and learning aids such as learning journal or mind-maps
  • Interact with others through a limited range of current electronic and social networking technologies taking appropriate consideration of the benefits and risks of such technologies.

interpersonal Communications

  • Interpret common signs, symbols and non-verbal messages to include traffic and road signs, hazard signs, care labels
  • Identify the principal factors affecting everyday interpersonal communication, to include effective listening and speaking, body language, social, physical, relational, mood/state of mind, purpose, speech, genre, status
  • Use non-verbal signals and visual aids to convey different messages
  • Initiate a conversation in different settings to include active listening skills whilst face to face and on the phone, using small talk or ice-breakers, expressing personal opinions, feelings, facts and disagreement
  • Narrate observations, events, experience, feedback and procedures using appropriate vocabulary within a small group, to include a story or anecdote, arts or media related issue, a situation of enquiry, local event, conflict or personal concern
  • Use questioning techniques for a range of formal or informal purposes, to include learning, and matters of fact, inference, interpretation and fiction
  • Use the vocabulary appropriate to a range of public contexts, to include personal health care, working life, financial transactions.
  • Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a Fetac Level 3 Minor Certificate in Communications (5N0880)
Further Information/Booking

For further information, fill in a course enquiry form, call us on +353 (046) 9249618 or e-mail info@midasgroup.ie – To register for this course, download the attached Booking Form and post / fax or book online by choosing Book Online option below.

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