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Report Writing

  99 reviews

One Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


Report writing is an important skill to have when working for any type of organisation. Business reports and communications should be clear, concise and free of ambiguity.

This report writing training course is for anyone who wants to improve the clarity and structure of their business communications generally and report writing specifically.

By the end of this course, delegates will have a clear understanding of how to plan their message, write clearly and concisely and structure reports for maximum impact.

The five things you will get out of this course are:

• Choose the right tone for different types of report
• Simplify their language and sentences to engage more readers
• Structure reports and written communications more effectively
• Choose appropriate writing styles for different audiences and messages
• Edit and proof their own work

It is recommended that delegates bring a sample of their own business writing to the session. This should be a first or early draft, or something they’d like to revisit and improve on.

You need no previous report writing experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Section one

    Planning the message
    • Planning what you have to say
    • Who is your audience?
    • Generating ideas
    • Overcoming writer’s block
    • Meeting the needs of your audience

    Structuring your writing
    • The essentials of business writing
    • Structuring your message
    • Different report writing styles (ie persuasive, informative, evaluative, technical)
    • Choosing the correct tone for your audience and message
    • Models to use
    • How to rewrite a piece for a different audience

    Section two

    • Exercise: Following the brief given by the trainer, delegates re-write the given report sample for a different audience.
  • Section three

    Writing concisely
    • Identifying the key messages in long documents
    • Simplifying your language so your written English has maximum impact

    Creating clear messages
    • Guidelines for clear messaging
    • Measuring the clarity of your written work
    • Examples of what works and what doesn’t
    • Critiquing professional business writing techniques

    Editing and proofing
    • The importance of mistake-free work
    • Editing and proofing techniques

    Section four

    • Exercise: Re-write/edit a piece of your own business writing (ie a page from a report, email, or other business communication). Using the techniques and methods you’ve covered during the course, how can you improve your work?

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20721
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Course was engaging and informative. Trainer was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch and refreshments were great"

"Piers was incredibly knowledgeable, he has made me look at my business writing in a whole new way and has allowed me to make the possible changes to improve my reports"

"Very participatory! Happy that as an attendee I was able to discuss and receive direct feedback on my writing issues. The instructor has a dynamic approach to his advice, offering different suggestion depending on report type and length. "

"friendly, welcoming, good knowledge and great setup "

"Patsie was amazing"

"Excellent course! Trainer was brilliant - an expert on the subject, really personable and made the content challenging but clear. "

"Very knowledgeable trainer. Generally a great environment to learn in. "

"location, service, teacher training and exercises. everyone very friendly. "

"Good work spaces, small groups, personable trainer, good equipment, good food, friendly atmosphere."

"Nice space, welcoming environment and good food and snacks! Helpful tutor, very approachable and great development and insights through the day. Thank you!"

"I was very satisfied with the trainer and the course. The afternoon session when we applied the morning skills to our working environment was particularly helpful with our own reasons for attending and to learn from the trainer and others."

"The size of classes is very good easy to engage and hear thoughts usually times goes slow on training but went very quickly today Great Trainer "

"Knowledgeable encouraging trainer in a good environment to learn"

"Good at everything. "

"Good content, knowledgeable teacher"

"Good examples , good cases studies "

"great enviroment, good range of things covered. "

"Friendly atmosphere, useful guidance."

"Trainer was enthusiastic, well prepared and engaging/"

"lovely lunch. nice welcoming. good variety of teas. very good computers."

"Great content, lovely lunch and we had a few laughs while learning. "

"Trainer was exceptional. Excellent venue. Great lunch. Friendly staff."

"Always Friendly. Always use and recommend Media Training to colleagues."

"Very nice comfortable building "

"I believe, that the trainer was very good at taking time to ensure that each trainee understood each segment that was completed such as examples and worksheets. Also, he showed us various examples of well written work against some that could be improved on. This allowed me to reflect back on my work and understand all the feedback commented on my work. Thank you."

"The exercises were thought provoking "

"The environment is very nice, everybody is friendly. Good writing tips."

"Course material and presentation, balance between lecture and interactive discussions or practical exercises. Great training overall, really exceeded my expectations and wish I have taken this course earlier. I feel I'm going back to my work with more vision and knowledge. Would be a good idea to have a follow-up, perhaps more advanced business writing course, with even more practise exercises during the course. "

"Great instructor"

"The course was very informative, gave great structure to the areas where I had previously struggled and I was happy with everything I had produced through the day thanks to Piers! I can definitely take everything away with me and implement into my day to day role, not just with business and report writing. Thank you so much! "

"Without a doubt the best training I have attended. Fantastically organised and knowledgeable trainer and lovely environment/offices. I will look at other courses and follow up. "

"everything was clear and easily accessable"

"General atmosphere, food, and trainers. Piers was particularly good both the days I have been here!"

"creating the perfect ambient for training "