Communication is part of everyone's life. Being able to communicate clearly and effectively – orally, visually and in writing – underpins nearly everything we do. Developing your communication skills will help you recognise your strengths as well as areas where you could improve. In developing and assessing your communication skills, you will learn to recognise, adapt and use your skills confidently and effectively in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to be studied for 1 hour per week over 50 weeks. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported by all ePub readers.