Sharpen your writing skills to make sure your audience is always interested and engaged.
Learn from professional journalists and copywriters through hands-on, practical exercises.
25+ Years Experience | WRITING SPECIALISTS | SMALL COURSE SIZES | ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE
Learn To Write Like A Pro
In today's job market, professional writing skills are increasingly important in the eyes of employers. Learning to write clearly and efficiently not only demonstrates our ability to explain and refine our ideas to others - but it can also help us to express ourselves, preserve our thoughts and memories and inspire change.
But as with every skill, it takes time to perfect your writing techniques and hone the craft. Read on for a taster of our most popular training courses online.
This one-day course takes you back to basics and is ideal for anyone who feels their written work sometimes lets them down. As well as mastering the correct use of English grammar, you’ll learn how to better structure sentences, use tenses appropriately and avoid punctuation mistakes.
Learning how to craft engaging copy for marketing platforms is a sought-after skill in the digital age – and this course will show you how to do just that. Over two days, your trainer will teach you how to become more persuasive in your writing, how to get great ideas and turn them into copy and how to write for a range of different platforms.
Improve the clarity and structure of your business communications in a day with this report writing course. You’ll learn how to write clear, concise reports that convey your message effectively, free from ambiguity, starting with how to overcome writer’s block in order to generate great ideas. This course also covers various report writing styles, including persuasive, informative, evaluative, and technical writing.
Another course for anyone looking to enhance their skills for business – this time through creative writing. The trainer of this one-day course takes you through a series of creative exercises to ensure your business writing isn't boring and jumps off the page. You’ll learn how to create the written tone, understand language, personality, tone of voice and how to grab your audience’s attention.
Perhaps you’ve had your writing published in print and now you’re looking to tackle the online sphere, or you need advice on how to improve your personal blog. Whatever your background, this introduction to web writing course teaches you to write effective, easy-to-read, engaging copy for your online readers that will keep them scrolling and clicking. You’ll learn everything from how to engage skimming readers on how to drive traffic to your website and the basics of SEO.
Whether you’re hoping to pursue a career in writing, or you need assistance drafting resumes and cover letters, our online training courses are a great starting point. As well as helping delegates to build a strong foundation of content writing and copywriting skills, they will also teach you the important elements of composition and style that will improve all of your written communication from report writing to job applications.
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"Kirsty was great at offering insight into how journalists and wider audiences think. "
"Trainer was very knowledgeable."
"Piers was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly, with lots of useful tips"
"The exercises delivered by the trainer was good! "
"Engaging, friendly and informative. Really useful lesson and has helped tremendously."
"Keeping up engagement throughout the session by asking questions and making sure we understood the content."
"very knowledgable tutor amazing to have industry experience "
"I thought the course was excellent. Kirsty was so knowledgeable and tailored the course for what we needed to get out of it as a team. I learnt so much."
"Making a complex subject relevant and simple to understand. "
"It was a really informative and well organised course, the tutor was fanastic too!"
"Giving practical help and support as well as relevant resources."
"Opportunity to practise the exercises. Nice succinct summaries of practical tips."
"Communication, simplicity of joining instructions etc. An engaging course leader who clearly new her stuff"
"I thought the pace of the day was good, with plenty of breaks. I found the time passed quickly and felt that everyone had an opportunity to contribute to the sessions. Really enjoyed the course and am taking away some really helpful notes."
"course delivery, keeping me engaged. I am used to technical webinars and courses, this was my first ever non-technical course and it was amazing. "
"Helen was very knowledgeable and helpful and was able to tailor her feedback on my own examples of writing. Thank you."
"Patsy was fantastic - listened to the challenges I have and weaved them into training throughout the day. "
"Very smooth pre-course communication. Piers is an excellent experienced trainer, that took his time to tailor his advices and tips for the individual. "
"The trainer Piers was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, patient and really tailored his examples to the delegates. He went at a good pace and we had lots of great discussions. Thank you! "
"Very knowledgeable trainer"
"everything, and I thought Piers was delightful, professional, sympathetic and encouraging"
"Engaging with participants and keeping audience intrest. Patsy was great and super positive."
"Really excellent content with plenty of time allowed for questions and exercises on knowledge learnt."
"Making sure that all participants felt comfortable, gave us enough time to finish the exercises and Patsy was very encouraging, even when I got stuff wrong! Thanks Patsy!"
"Really enjoyed the course, lots of good tips and pointers! "
"Tina was brilliant, thank you! I was worried I wouldn't be able to focus very well on Zoom but she was great. "
"Good tempo for and lots of breaks to keep you energised"
"Helen was an amazing trainer and I really enjoyed this course - thank you!"
"Sharing ideas and giving feedback equally to the group. Very engaging, asking the right questions that made us think, giving fantastic advice. "
"Made the session go by quickly - didn't feel like a full day! Lots of short, snappy examples, simple tasks and activities and plenty of time for questions. Thank you!"
"Very engaged and engaging tutor"
"Knowledgeable Trainer happy to tailor the course for attendees."
"Terrific trainer, really knowledgeable and great material"
"Good breaks throughout, really nice lunch, felt very safe and as though the day was well organised. Very knowledgeable trainer so this was so helpful."
"Great atmosphere, really engaging session, plenty of breaks and lovely food. My trainer was just fab and I felt very lucky to have a 1-2-1 session. Well done to everyone for working hard to make everything feel safe and secure."
"Fantastic trainer who was great at making examples relatable, and answering all questions we had. Lots of information to digest but that's exactly what I wanted. Also appreciated the research bits - how people read online etc. Helped me feel confident in using new methods / techniques going forward. "
"very good learning environment, Alice is very approachable and made the session interaction. The centre was very good in the current Covid pandemic."
"Very friendly staff and excellent trainers "
"The trainers was extremely knowledgeable and provided lots of practical tools for us to take away to improve our proofreading processes. The examples used were all relevant to our content. Rosie created a nice, relaxed atmosphere and made learning about spelling, punctuation and grammar fun. Thank you!"
"Engaging trainer. Somehow made proof reading interesting. Thank you!"
"Really enjoyed the course. Good mixture of information, examples and activities to practice. "
"COVID-19 safety arrangements were handled really well. Course content was tailored to our service and made it easier to take in and benefit from. "
"Good use of interactive tasks - never boring. We really enjoyed this course, learnt a lot."
"The whole course ran smoothly and most importantly improved my writing. Thank you."
"Kirsty really put us at ease and made the course fun and easy to follow."
"Some good examples about executive summary and how to write one. "
"Helpful to have space away from the day-to-day to consider different approaches."
"Everything was explained really well. The trainer was dynamic and engaging. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the course."
"Piers was very knowledgeable and gave a great mix of information, top tips, feedback and challenging exercises to test me throughout the day. I found that way of learning perfect - it helped me to learn a lot and to pose me a number of thoughts for when I do feature writing from now on. The course will certainly help me in my role in the future. I'm also very grateful for the flexibility of the course organisers ensuring that the course could be done via Zoom rather than having to travel to and from London for the day . Everybody at Media Training have been brilliant throughout, and I look forward to hopefully signing up for another one of your courses in the future :)"
"Keeping me in the loop with all the changes due to COVID-19. Being flexible with my learning needs (catering directly to my role at the RCSLT)"
"I have done copywriting work in the past and needed a refresher and update (as things change). This course was excellent for that and the Piers explained everything really well and at a good pace. Really enjoyed the course and glad my internet sorted itself out in the end. "
"Very relaxed environments, gave ample time to expand on topics and ask questions. Was nice to feel that the course was tailored for me as a writer not just generic tips and advice. Great day, lots to takeaway. "
"Friendly and knowledgeable - good facilities"
"Making me feel welcome. "
"The day was perfect! The nicest training venue iv'e ever been to and one of the most interesting courses! The team were all so friendly. Stunning venue! "
"Keeping things focused, efficiency"
"Very interactive and informative session - thank you."
"The course was excellent - really engaging and interesting and Patsy was really flexible in letting me develop work that I need help with in my job. Thank you to the course organisers also as we had to rearrange due to COVID and then you allowed me to join online which I really appreciate. "
"Brilliant delivery. Excellent content. "
"The transfer of the course to online was very impressive, I didn't feel as though I was being lectured and it was very interactive"
"Overall, very good"
"Nice 'teacher' - well organised."
"Piers was very knowledgeable and clear when explaining concepts. Supportive and friendly."
"Very personable and patient teacher. It was a great class with lots of real life examples to use in the workplace "
"Pasty Isles was an excellent teacher, very patient and explained things in a clear way, she made the course enjoyable! "
"great trainer, very practical, varied and stretching"
"Making us feel welcome in an online enviroment when circumstances are different, the connection with the tutor and support was still there despite that. It was great to be able to still interact with other people whilst learning a lot. The knowledge of zoom, with polls and breakout rooms was great!!"
"The structure, lengths of each section, examples, exercises and interactivity were really well done"
"Clear communication from trainer, simple to understand. Opportunity to ask questions and to practice techniques"
"Informative, relevant and friendly "
"I enjoyed the small class size as it allowed for all participants to be constantly involved in the discussions. The breakout exercises were interesting and a great way to reinforce the theory were had covered. "
"Very responsive organisation. Experienced and personable."
"Very informative & interactive which helped to learn easier "
"Clarity, thoroughness, interaction / activities "
"Helen was great at getting everyone to be involved even though it was a Zoom call"
"Trainer very clearly knew her subject and had a lot of real experience. I learnt so much and really enjoyed the day."
"I think it worked great as an online course, you adapted pretty well"
"Really good - very good examples. I loved the interactiveness of the course and the chance to talk things through and explain reasonings behind decisions. Really good! Definitely lots to put into practice "
"Brilliant location, Amazing trainer"
"Venue, food, trainer and content"
"During the course I liked the time taken to get to know what each of our areas we wanted to work on. I loved the small group! rare these days. Its always having good examples from someone who writes and to hear other people issues and examples. thanks"
"Great environment and good facilities. Enjoyable course"
"The Venue, the food, the training....Brilliant"
"Friendly, approachable, very knowledgeable, lovely new location, friendly staff"
"Small class, great content and excellent teaching in a lovely environment"
"The subject matter was interesting and engaging. The course trainer was knowledgeable and gave us some good tips and insight into the course subject. The location was lovely and all of the staff really friendly. I really liked that the group was small as we could ask questions and talk about the things we were interested in more. "
"Course was engaging and informative. Trainer was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch and refreshments were great"
"The trainer was very warm and approachable, so it was easy to ask questions. The logistical experience at the venue was positive."
"It was really organised "
"Variety of food, drinks and time keeping."
"All very good"
"Great range of examples; lovely facilities and particularly lovely lunch!"
"Fun learning approach, approachable teacher, took time to speak to everyone "
"Patsy was an expert in her field but most importantly she was so friendly and so engaging. Feel really inspired!"
"Really effective training from Patsy. Very clear and engaging. Great mix of exercises and teaching - I learnt a lot!"
"great teacher, really enjoyed the course "
"Everything. The course was fantastic, it gave me exactly what I came for! brilliant."
"It was great to be welcomed at the door, so it was clear from the beginning where everything was and what to do. Patsy was brilliant and bubbly, and even though I struggled with a couple of tasks I still left feeling good! "
"Great teacher and great venue"
"Friendly, nice environment. "
"Making the subject easy to digest"
"Really good, practical course - very useful, have learnt some useful skills. "
"It was a great course and very informative. I would highly recommend the course. "
"the trainer was really helpful and was able to relate to different work settings. All my questions were answered."
"Trainer was informative and lots of examples and videos which helped. Hand out were good to refer back to. "
"Explaining, being welcoming and personable"
"well organised, good facilities, great teachers"
"Really liked the practice on writing titles and going through the points to ensure you cover when editing text"
"Being accessible and inspiring"
"Class size, resources, knowledgeable and friendly trainer. "
"Patsy was fab. She was interesting and knowledgeable, using examples from her experience and applying it to attendees needs. Good pace. Good space. Thank you."
"Alice was an a great trainer - incredibly knowledgeable! "
"Very informative. Presenter was great!"
"Explaining everything very simply and providing lots of useful exercises."
"Some really great content. "
"Overall reception is always great. Lovely employees and trainers are all very well selected!"
"Friendly staff, good food, nice vibe"
"Easy to find and very friendly"
"The course was clear and fun"
"Excellent trainer ,learnt a lot from Piers today. "
"Knowldge and basics was good"
"Trainer was very knowledgeable and staff were very helpful."
"Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Lovely interior of the building."
"excellent services and brilliant staff"
"Clear advice, no jargon, kept us engaged."
"The right balance of learning and interaction."
"The whole course was good, Piers was very knowledgeable and helpful and the centre as a whole was a nice environment to train in."
"Trainer took the time to explain an exercise further, when I didn't really understand. "
"Lovely place, great trainer, fab buffet."
"Really good exercise to get you thinking creatively! Thanks!"
"Fast constructive feedback"
"Clear examples and interesting points and plenty of breaks "
"I really liked the course and found it very relevant to my job, I found the examples extremely helpful and Patsy was very good at answering questions throughout the course."
"Professional, lively and good exercises, very good course! Thank you."
"The course was really hands on and so insightful. I feel like I'm leaving today with so much more knowledge and the confidence to write my own press releases right away. Thank you Helen!"
"The course was broken down into easy-to-digest sections. Helen was very thorough and there were some detailed handouts to take away, too."
"Being personable. Keeping to topic. Thank you!"
"Providing relevant material and being able to access it after the course "
"Very thorough, good resources, great lunch"
"everything was great thanks. "
"Teaching, small group activities, resources, facilities, food, "
"Breaking apart the theory with exercises."
"Very approachable, flexible trainer."
"The course was excellent and gave me more confidence in my subbing activities. "
"Really good teacher, loads of good examples. Particularly enjoyed the creative exercise at the end."
"Communication - Friendly, was a very good lesson - learnt a lot!"
"Friendly and informative "