Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Reflective and evaluative portfolio  2400 Words  60%
Semester Exam Presentation  8 Minutes  40%
Supplementary Assessment Reflective and evaluative portfolio  2400 Words  60%
Supplementary Exam Presentation  8 Minutes  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key principles of communication in early years settings.

Develop and reflect upon the range of communication skills needed in an early years setting.

Understand how to lead on developing effective communication processes in early years settings.

Brief description

In this module, students will explore a range of communication skills needed within an early years setting. These include adapting communication to people and situations, body language cues, the use of positive language, effective listening and confidentiality.




Lectures and seminars will be based on the following:

What is communication?

Effective listening

Nonverbal communication

Written communication

People/child centred communication systems

Adapting your own communication

Evaluating communication system

Recording and reporting

Leading effective communication systems

Implementing effective communication systems

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments. Students will evaluate and reflect upon their own skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflections.
Information Technology Written assignments will be word-processed and students will be using ICT to research
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be encouraged to reflect upon and evaluate their skills
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and will be for the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be challenged and encouraged to develop a range of professional skills
Team work Team work, in form of key professional behaviors and interdisciplinary working procedures, will be an important skill that will be developed throughout


This module is at CQFW Level 6