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Structuring & Writing Reports – Report Writing Training Course Outline

Business reports are your company's main tool to enable and support critical decision-making. If you are proposing a course of action – either within your company or to a client – the report you write will be its best advocate. Despite this being such an important function, many business writers only learn report writing by trial and error on the job.

It takes a lot of skill to communicate technical or commercial information efficiently and accurately. A business report writing course can give you a shortcut to using the most effective techniques.

This course has been designed specifically for people who are required to write business reports. It concentrates exclusively on the skills you need to make the writing process easier and the resulting document more effective.

What you will learn on this report writing training course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

Is this course right for me?

Plain Words offers three standard report writing courses:

All three courses address some similar concepts, but the content is pitched differently for each of the intended audiences to take into account their different levels of experience and the documents they write.

What our customers say

“A very interesting and thorough course. It has been interactive and fun. I have learnt new skills and am looking forward to putting them into practice. Thank you.”

EC, CAPS Solutions

“Fantastic course, well supported by in class exercises. Well worth attending!”

BB, Microsoft

“Very useful course – hopefully it will teach me not to be so wordy. Course very well given considering the fairly dry subject.”

BW, Oil Spill Response Ltd.

“I was very impressed with the overall session. I have learnt new skills and I am confident what I have learnt today can be transferred into good report writing.”

JT, London South Bank University

How we deliver the report writing training course

It is available as :

The one-day intensive course concentrates on showing you, step-by-step, the process of structuring and writing reports. Exercises are used to illustrate various points throughout the day.

On the two-day workshop delegates practise report writing skills, learning the techniques through group discussion, exercises and working on real examples of reports you bring to the workshop.

Private courses (at your premises or online virtual classrooms)

We adopt a flexible approach so that even our standard courses are tailored to your needs. Our trainers are all professional writers as well as experienced trainers. They use their judgment on the day to adjust the content and pace of the course so that delegates get the training that is right for them. This is done by:

We can also further adapt the course by:

Our open courses in London

We specialise in small class sizes so that you get personal time with the tutor.

We deliver our report writing training course at venues in central London, all easily accessible by public transport. All the rooms have natural daylight, independent air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

If your journey into London means an early start, don’t worry; on your arrival you can have a light and tasty breakfast of fresh bread, pastries, cereals and fruit. Throughout the day there's an endless supply of freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas as well as chilled water, fruit and homemade snacks. Most venues also provide a hot lunch and all can cater to special dietary requirements.

A self-study (online) package

This contains nine modules. Please note that we cover the same content as outlined on this page, but some of the modules have been rearranged to work better online. You can see the actual modules by clicking on the 'Sample' button near the top right of this page.

Report Writing Course Contents

1. Clarifying your purpose

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

2. Analysing your audience

3. Designing your structure

4. Selecting your information

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5. Developing your style

6. Drafting and laying out your text

7. When and how to use graphics

8. Editing and proofing your draft

9. Exploiting the tools

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For the timetable of all courses see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book a public course, book a private course, call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22 or email .

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