Is this the course for you?
The Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills will introduce you to the interpersonal (person-to-person) skills you’ll need in all work, learning, and personal situations. It’ll give you an understanding of a range of interpersonal and people skills, show you how they’re used, and explain how these skills can help you to work effectively with others.
This course will help raise your awareness of how interpersonal skills can enhance relationships, show you the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication, and explain the ethical use of interpersonal skills. By the end of the course, you should have increased confidence and self-awareness, and know when and how to apply your skills in everyday life; which will help your personal and professional development.
Verbal and non-verbal skills you’ll cover include listening, observing, appropriate questioning, giving information, respecting others’ opinions and views, summarising, boundaries, eye contact, positive body language, gestures and facial expressions, and ending the interaction.
This qualification is a great choice for those of you who want to pursue a career in counselling, health and social care, travel, sport, or education; but is equally suited to anyone - in any industry and in any walk of life â€“ who wants to develop their interpersonal and communication skills.
As this is a part-time course, it’s ideally suited to those learners with existing work, study, and home-life commitments.
What modules will you do?
You will study three key areas:
- Understanding the use of interpersonal skills
- Demonstrating interpersonal skills
- Understanding assertiveness and self-esteem
What do you need to apply?
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved Entry Level qualifications in English and maths.
Preferred Qualifications: Entry Level English and Maths
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways that can include:
- Carrying out practical tasks
- Group discussion
- Keeping working records and journals
- Taking part in oral and written presentations
- Oral and written questioning
Taking part in role play, interviews and other activities
Where can this course take you?
After successfully passing the Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills, you may wish to consider expanding your skillset, and continuing your development, on one of the following courses:
- Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (NCFE)
- Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills (NCFE)
You could also progress to a number of qualifications in areas where interpersonal skills are of importance; such as qualifications in health and social care, counselling, customer service, community work, youth work, childcare, and education. Suitable Lambeth College courses include:
- Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children (NCFE/CACHE)
- Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care, and Children’s and Young Peoples Settings (NCFE/CACHE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care (OCNLR)
- Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)