Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Corporate and Social Etiquette

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Etiquette skills are not an option – they are an essential requirement. Image and etiquette will make the difference when applying for employment and in overall life options. Through this unit, students will be given the opportunity to acquire a set of skills which will help them develop and maintain professional and business relationships with a ‘cutting edge’ difference. It will also strengthen one’s presence, project a positive, confident, professional image and reputation, and thrive in any situation with finesse and ‘polish’.

All categories of etiquette training will be covered in this study-unit: business, social, international protocol, telephone and dining etiquette.

Learning Objectives

The aims of this unit are to:
- Empower students through etiquette;
- Empower a positive change in their lives;
- Enhance the decorum, elegance, societal savoir-faire and a cosmopolitan view on the world uniquely distinguishing you in all that you do.

Unit Material

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there is an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.


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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2019/0, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.