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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
H/507/1999
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

Learners can demonstrate the oral and written communication skills required for Learning Outcomes 2 and 3 through simulation. They are not required to speak in a science workplace or to produce documents for actual use. However, learners must be given the opportunity to communicate in a realistic science workplace context, for example through the use of scenarios and role play.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand effective communication for science professionals.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the principles of effective communication for science professionals in the workplace.

  • 1.2

    Describe effective methods for communicating with colleagues.

  • 1.3

    Outline effective practice for communicating about scientific concepts with those who are not science professionals.


2

Be able to use oral communication effectively in a science context.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Use appropriate forms of oral communication for different purposes in a science context, adjusting tone, register and language, as appropriate.

  • 2.2

    Apply relevant skills to communicate with different people, with varying levels of understanding of science.


3

Be able to use written communication effectively in a science context.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Select and use appropriate forms of written communication, including visual aids or diagrams, for different purposes.

  • 3.2

    Produce documents relating to science that

    • are clearly and accurately presented,

    • include correct scientific terminology

    • are appropriate for the intended audience.


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