Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Study and Communication Skills
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Workshop 11 x 2 Hour Workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Piece of academic writing  (1,000 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Skills development portfolio - 1000 word report and  presentation incorporating word processor, spreadsheet and presentation skills.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate competence in academic communication.

2. Demonstrate effective study skills.

3. Demonstrate an ability to apply IT to manage text, solve numerical problems and collect and present data.

Brief description

This module is available only to students undertaking FdSc schemes in IBERS. It is designed to provide close academic and pastoral support to students during their first year and a framework within which to develop study skills, life skills and careers awareness supported by Personal Development Plans. It will develop essential IT skills required for the completion of other modules and which will be relevant to their employment and the needs of employers. In addition it will provide students with the necessary information, background and assistance to secure their work-placements (an integral part of their FdSc schemes).


Types of communication skills.
Types of assessment and exam technique.
Writing in an academic context and sourcing information.
Essential IT skills workshops.
Data presentation.
Oral presentations and use of power point.
Work experience placements.
CV's and interviews.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Undertaken in the skills portfolio assignment.
Communication Undertaken during assignments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Undertaken during assignments.
Information Technology Undertaken during assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Central theme for the module, assessed in assignments.
Problem solving Undertaken during workshops and assignments.
Research skills Undertaken during assignments.
Subject Specific Skills Undertaken during assignments.
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 4