Communication Skills for 21st Century Professionals

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Language, Cultural Studies & Applied Linguistics
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Communication Skills for 21st Century Professionals
Programme Code: S7024O

Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Level: 5
NQF Credits: 0

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 10 December 2025

Campus: Online

Contacts: 011 559 1262

Duration of Study: 180 hours

Programme Fees


21st century business communication skills in English requires an understanding of business communication in our new global, digital and diverse business world. The basic communication processes are supplemented with the ways in which modern technology and workplace norms should be applied across a multitude of communication platforms and channels.  The purpose of this SLP would be to equip the business professional using business tools like meetings, reporting and other communication to advance their careers. The content will place emphasis on business communication skills. Conveying your ideas effectively requires superb skills, as the most logical, sensible and rational ideas can fail if they are expressed poorly, unclearly and unconvincingly.

Effective communication cannot be learned from a book, and everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. This SLP combines theoretical frameworks with tailored practice, guidance and feedback. The students best suited for this programme are aspirant business professionals wanting to advance their careers, including learners for whom English is not a first language and who would wish to obtain skills in English business communication.

Career Opportunities

Enrichment for business professionals.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC), Grade 12 Senior Certificate (SC) (matric) or equivalent.

Selection Process

Applicants are required to submit an online application, together with certified copies of their school leaving certificate.

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