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Course summary
1 day
Cambridge, Guildford

Course description

Report Writing 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Be confident in your use of English grammar and punctuation
  • Know about style, tone and the appropriate vocabulary to use
  • Use plain English with confidence
  • Be clear on report formats and which to use
  • Understand how to clarify the purpose of the report and determine the message to be conveyed
  • Speed up the process of developing an outline and producing a first draft
  • Be confident with the quality of your written reports

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for staff at all levels in an organisation, who want to produce professional reports that convey what is intended. It is particularly helpful to those who want to know about good report structure as well as the use of correct and effective English.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD Certified  6 Learning Hours, 6 Points , GBC Learning course attended certificate

Training Course Content

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

Prioritising the course objectives

  • What we are going to cover today 
  • What writing are you doing now?

The basics of grammar for business

  • What would you like to achieve today? 
  • Reviewing the principles
  • Understanding the ‘building blocks’ of language
  • Tips for better spelling

Using plain English

  • Punctuation and how to use it properly, including the apostrophe 
  • Using plain English to acquire a more direct writing style
  • The techniques to make a document more ‘readable’

Your audience

  • Active vs passive – when to use which one and why 
  • Who are they
  • What do they want to know

Getting the ‘tone’ right

  • What do they already know
  • Keeping it direct but avoiding becoming too abrupt

How to plan the report

  • Using language that is appropriate to the audience 
  • What is the purpose of the report?
  • What message do I wish to convey?
  • What structure should I use?

Producing the first draft ... FAST

  • What headings should I include? 
  • Making sure the report says what you mean it to say
  • How to revise and produce a final draft

Conclusion, recap and action plan

  • Final check – making sure the report is right in every sense 

Why choose GBC Learning & Development

Providing great training solutions since 1994

Working with over 400 organisations annually in the UK and Europe

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Course fees are £375 + VAT per delegate.

GBC offers a 'buy one, get one half price' offer on all courses. Please send us an enquiry for more information. 

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GBC Learning

GBC Learning & Development - Business training at its best

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Well laid out, good timing, however was approachable clear and precise.
Very informative and very easy to understand.
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