Business Communication SCQF Level 7

Learn to summarise, evaluate and produce complex written business information.


Why take this course?

This Unit is designed to develop skills in analysing, summarising, evaluating, and producing complex written business information. It also develops skills in presenting and responding to complex oral business information. It enhances skills for learning, life and work and there is a particular emphasis on employability. 

The Unit can be taken as part of a Group Award or as a stand-alone Unit for the purposes of continued professional development. Work undertaken for the Unit will be in a context appropriate to the learner’s Group Award or relevant to an individual’s vocational area/discipline.

The Unit embeds and provides automatic certification of the Core Skill of Communication at SCQF level 6.

What you will experience

On successful completion of the Unit the learner will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate complex written business information
  2. Produce complex written business documents
  3. Present and respond to complex oral information in a business context
Student writing

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

Access to this Unit is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should have competence in Communication skills at SCQF level 6 or equivalent. This could be demonstrated by achievement of one of the following:

  • C270 12 Higher English, SCQF level 6
  • C222 12 English for Speakers of Other Languages (Higher) (SCQF level 6)
  • F3GB 12 Communication (Core Skill), SCQF level 6
  • FA1W 12 Communication (NQ), SCQF level 6
  • DE1K 33 Workplace Communication in English, SCQF level 6
  • IELTS 6.0

Alternatively, past experience in appropriate work experience may allow entry to this course. 

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

Next steps




This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Brenda Bryce, Distance Learning Co-ordinator by email or on 01346 506014 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.

Duration Fees* Code
40 Hours over 6 Months £125.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form and additional information form for this course and return them to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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