Most of us need to write a report at some time. Some people write them only occasionally, while others have to draft reports on a regular basis. This course will use a structured series of related exercises and practical skills activities. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques and actively practice newly learnt skills during the course.

This course will cover:

Planning your report

  • What is a report?
  • The different types of reports and what they are used for getting a good brief
  • Deadlines and their implications

Research skills

  • Structuring your report
  • Structuring for success
  • Titles, sub-headings and numbering systems
  • Templates for reports
  • Presenting the report

Writing style, language, design and layout

  • Getting the right style and tone
  • Using plain English
  • Revising your report
  • Editing and proof reading

This course is ideal for anyone who produces reports and needs them to be understood and acted upon.

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

  • Understand what a report is and how to clearly define its purpose and objectives
  • Be able to state the structure for effective business reports
  • Know the critical steps to preparing a report including considering audience needs
  • Know how to set out written communications and how to write in a way to make your point clearly using appropriate language
  • Understand concise writing skills and how to effectively communicate key points
  • Be able to recognise different styles of reports and methods of presentation and ensure the layout and design increase the effectiveness
  • Know how too effectively proof-read, edit and rewrite parts of a document
  • Have practised writing a report

Pre-course preparation & assessment

There is no pre-programme preparation required for this programme, though we would encourage the learner to consider the topic areas outlined and how they relate to their organisation and experiences.

Other courses you might look to if this doesn't quite fit what you are looking for are:

If you are unsure which course is for you or your employees, please call and speak with one of our Learning and Development Advisor on 01656 644 300 or alternatively send us an enquiry here