Course length

1 day

Why come on this course?

If you find report writing challenging this course will help you take a structured approach to produce clear, concise reports.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone who writes reports at work. The recommended maximum is 12 delegates.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will:

  • Specify the purpose of their reports
  • Use and modify a widely recognised report structure
  • Adopt the appropriate tone and style for their audience
  • Present complex information in a clear way
  • Use plain English
  • Organise their material logically
  • Edit their reports successfully

Course contents

Planning and preparation

  • Why write reports?
  • Stages of report writing
  • Knowing your audience
  • How to structure reports
  • How to sort and present information


  • Using plain English
  • Grammar
  • Getting the tone right

Practical work

  • Individual work reviewing reports and discussing with trainer
  • Making numbers interesting – charts and graphs
  • Report writing exercise
  • Editing skills Review of course

What our delegates say

"Good mix of information giving, discussion, and work. Enjoyable!" – Stevenage Borough Council

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