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Business Writing - Report Writing for Maximum Impact

Course overview

Overcome the challenges of writing effective and well-structured professional business reports by understanding how to write reports and professional writing techniques.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those who need to write effective, well-structured reports and understand the mechanics of writing reports using professional writing techniques. This course is for delegates who are new to report writing and also those who want to polish their technique. 

Learning outcomes

Individuals will learn the skills required to plan, structure, draft and edit effective, readable and professional reports using plain English.

Course content

Module One - Preparation and Planning:

  • Key steps and ABC analysis
  • Report objectives and terms of reference
  • Knowing your audience
  • Outlining content
  • Organising and structuring arguments
  • The four key sections
  • Additional report sections

Module Two - Image and Impact:

  • Creating a professional image
  • Using the right words and phrases
  • Projecting a positive message
  • Passive vs active language
  • Unnecessary words and jargon
  • Informal vs formal words

Module Three - Drafting the Report:

  • Making it readable
  • Punctuation good practice
  • Five step drafting technique

Module Four - Proofreading and Editing:

  • Checking and amending
  • Techniques for proofreading
  • Commonly confused words

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Delegates are requested to bring examples of the types of written reports that they will be required to create after attending this course.

Delegates must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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