Communication

Communication

Careercred.com provides a national framework and badge system for employability skills.

Communication skills is one of the careercred and CBI (Confederation of British Industry) core skills for the workplace. This badge is about your application of literacy, your ability to produce clear, structured written work and your oral literacy, including listening and questioning skills.

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To earn this badge you need to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Ability to selecct and discriminate between information sources based on their reliability and suitability for purpose
  • Ability to produce structured and purposeful reports with conclusions supported by a critical selection of valid evidence
  • Ability to express opinions, speculate, discuss, reason and engage in debate and argument
  • Ability to present a clear and concise message using a variety of media

To demonstrate these abilities you must complete the following FOUR tasks:

  1. Reflect on an oral communication experience
  2. Demonstration your communication ability
  3. Create a LinkedIn Profile
  4. Assess your communication ability

Further information and guidance concerning these tasks, including templates to complete, can be found on the badge application page and also on the Communication Badge page on the careercred website.


To earn the Careercred Communication Badge you must complete the FOUR missions listed below.

Information and guidance

Remember, if you are awarded this badge, the evidence you provide will be attached to the digital badge. You may want to display your badge (and the evidence you provide in this form) to employers and other interested parties. So ensure that you are happy that any evidence you provide is a genuine reflection of you, your skills and achievements.

  • MISSION 1 - REFLECT ON YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS Helpful videos and the REFLECTION TEMPLATE can be found on the Careercred Communication Badge page
  • MISSION 2 - DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMUNICATION ABILITY You can select any media that demonstrates your communication ability. This might be a written report, a presentation, a video, a podcast, an e-portfolio, a website or any other type of media which showcases your communication ability.
  • MISSION 3 - CREATE A LINKEDIN PROFILE Helpful videos can be found on the Careercred Communication Badge page
  • MISSION 4 - ASSESS YOUR SKILLS Be Real!


__________________________________________ MISSION 1 - REFLECT ON YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS __________________________________________ This mission asks you to reflect on an oral communication experience, for example a presentation to an audience, a speech at an event or communication as part of a more informal setting such as a seminar or workshop.

Use the Gibbs reflective model. Use the template document. A link to download the template can be found at the top of this page. Ensure that your reflection is a maximum of 1 page of A4.

__________________________________________ MISSION 2 - DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMUNICATION ABILITY __________________________________________

You can select any media that demonstrates your communication ability. This might be a written report, a presentation, a video, a podcast, an e-portfolio, a website or any other type of media which showcases your communication ability.
Explain why you consider the loaded file to be a showcase example of your ability

__________________________________________ MISSION 3 - CREATE A LINKEDIN PROFILE __________________________________________

Paste the link to your LinkedIn profile here.

__________________________________________ MISSION 4 - ASSESS YOUR COMMUNICATION ABILITIES __________________________________________ Rate your ability on the five point scale below on each of the FOUR Communication abilities. Then, justify and support your ratings by completing parts A, B, C in the textboxes below.

Part A is analytical, not descriptive. You should justify your assessment of your skills by analysing the evidence that you submitted to complete the missions. When re-considering the missions you have completed you might reconsider what went well or what went badly and seek to analyse the reasons why they went well or badly and what the consequences were for your own skills development.
In Part B you should sum up what you have learnt about yourself as a result of completing the missions and this self-assessment exercise. What did you learn about your current level of knowledge or competence? What could or should you have done differently? What stopped you from doing this?
Part C should build on Parts A and B to identify the main areas for improvement and describe specific actions designed to address these areas. Your action plan should flow naturally from the conclusions you reached in Part B. Where your conclusions identified areas for improvement, these should be addressed in the action plan. Even where the learning and development experience was positive you should identify how you can improve further. You should justify the selected actions by explaining why you plan to do them and what outcome you hope to achieve.
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