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Business writing skills

(Former name: Writing skills: the basics - two day course; Everyday writing at work; Writing effective English: essential tools and techniques)

Course summary

If you are unsure about the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, struggle to write clearly and concisely or need help with your business writing skills, this two-day business writing course will help increase your skills and boost your confidence.

On the first day the business writing training will cover the nuts and bolts of writing: grammar, punctuation and spelling. On the second day we will work on planning, structuring and presenting your work.

Your trainer will create a supportive environment, with space for discussion, peer feedback and individual attention. You will work on your own and in small groups on a range of exercises to refresh your skills and acquire new ones. The course manual will help you consolidate and develop those writing skills afterwards.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 12 June, 2017 – 13 June, 2017

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Business Writing Skills Course in London

    Over the two-days you will cover:

    • clarifying your aims 
    • connecting with the reader
    • using plain English
    • the building blocks of grammar
    • how sentences work
    • being consistent
    • punctuation and style guidelines
    • spelling strategies
    • planning and organising your writing
    • structures for everyday documents
    • guidelines for letters and emails
    • paragraphs, summaries and signposting
    • layout and presentation
    • drafting, editing and proofreading
    • a personal action plan  
    • a year of free support

    This course is CPD accredited and worth 10 CPD points. 

    This course takes place at the Centre's central London training suite.

  • Who is this course for?

    Our Business writing skills training is suitable for anyone who lacks confidence in writing and wants to brush up their skills or lay the foundations for an advanced course.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    This business writing course will give you a set of tools to ensure success in your everyday writing tasks. You will understand how to clarify your aims, how to use grammar and punctuation correctly and effectively, how to improve your spelling, and how to plan, structure, draft, edit and present your documents to a high standard. You will also learn how to improve your business writing skills.

  • Other courses to consider

    We offer a one day version of this course for those who don't feel they need as much practice. The Centre also offers a wide programme of other writing courses, including Minutes; Proofreading and Assertiveness skills.

  • Course fee
    • £450 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £675 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £775 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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