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Grammar and punctuation at work

Course summary

Can you put a comma before 'and'? What exactly are verbs? And what's the difference between a hyphen and a dash? If you missed out on grammar and punctuation at school, or have forgotten what you once learned, this invaluable refresher course will quickly put you back on track.

You will find out why grammar matters and which bits matter most; how to avoid getting things wrong; and when and how to punctuate for clarity and meaning. It's only by understanding the building blocks of language that you will gradually gain confidence as a writer - not just so as to avoid mistakes, but also so as to manipulate words to do what you want them to.

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:

  • 4 April, 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

    On this London based grammar and punctuation course you will cover:

    • why grammar matters
    • parts of speech - an overview
    • the use of verbs, their tenses and voices
    • sentence construction
    • clauses and phrases
    • myths, rules and conventions
    • common mistakes and how to fix them
    • the uses of punctuation
    • punctuation marks explained
    • capital letters and other style points
    • a year of free support

    This course takes place at the Centre's central London training suite with easy access to mainline rail, tube and bus links.

  • Who is this course for?

    This grammar and punctuation training course is suitable for anyone, at any level within an organisation, who feels they would benefit from a basic grounding in grammar and punctuation, or wants to brush up on long-forgotten learning.

    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 course will give you an understanding of the basic principles of grammar and punctuation, and how to apply these to your everyday writing tasks. It will also help you avoid common mistakes and gain confidence as a writer.

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre runs a number of writing courses. Those of particular interest may include Business writing skills; Writing letters and emails; or Proofreading.

  • Course fee
    • £245 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £355 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £395 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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