STUDY AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                

Good communications is essential in every type of job – administrative, managerial, personnel, HR and any other – and so this Program is important to anybody who works with others or needs to communicate with others – internal or external to the organisation.  The Program therefore can lead to a wide and enjoyable range of possible careers and positions.


  • Lines of communication and communications channels: oral, written, visual, electronic, others.
  • Removing barriers and ensuring two-way communications flows, the importance of feedback.
  • The danger of the grapevine; creating trust, fostering teamwork.
  • Telecommunications, computer-mediated and digital communication, viruses and other danger.
  • Email management, broadband, local area networks (LANs), remote access.
  • Technological developments, websites.
  • Forms and business documents, manual and computerized, their design, features and purposes.
  • Business letters and their purposes; improving communication content, composition and style.
  • English language, good English for communication, lay out, composition, grammar, language, style.
  • Care to take over wording, confusions which can occur.
  • The use of abbreviations and possible problems.
  • Communications concerning employment; regarding job vacancies, applications, employee specifications, advertisements.
  • Communications concerning promotion, employee specifications, staff matters and relationships.
  • The use and impact of charts and graphs.
  • Communications relating to sales; letters, literature: catalogues, pamphlets, follow-ups, circulars, announcements.
  • Communications relating to advertisements; gaining attention.
  • Enquiries, quotations, estimates, orders, payments.
  • The design of forms.
  • Financial business documents: invoices, credit notes, features and accuracy.
  • Financial documents produced manually and by computer.
  • Financial terms and expressions.
  • Communications between employees, induction, counselling, others.
  • Meetings: formal and informal, preparing notices, agendas, minutes; employment interviews.
  • Letters of complaint, from customers or clients, and to suppliers, warnings; psychology.
  • Dictating, drafting, checking, preparing, packing and despatching letters; standard communications.
  • Records and their importance, data management, references.
  • Centralized and decentralized filing, filing equipment, filing schemes.
  • Computer systems, information, data processing and security, copies and back-ups.
  • Word processing, desk top processing.

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