Report writing skills (5 CPD hours)
(Former name: Effective report writing)
High quality reports often form the basis of sound decision making within an organisation and being known as someone who can express information in a clear, unbiased way can do a lot for your reputation at work.
Report writing is a skill that can be learned. Our Report writing skills course takes you through every stage from planning and structuring through to writing and presenting, and by the end of the day you will be a much more confident report writer.
“The trainer went above and beyond my expectations. The course was incredibly handy and I have learnt so much more than I expected. I am now much more confident on reports!”
— VM, Kent County Council
“It was one of the best courses I ever attended. The examples were relevant and we had very useful discussions and exercises. ”
— NW, Universities UK
“The trainer was excellent: very professional, down-to-earth and friendly. The course gave great detail, in a simple way, and covered things I didn't even think of. ”
— PD, Newlon Housing Trust
“The course was delivered at a good pace and there was lots of opportunity for input and discussion. The trainer was very useful and gave us lots of helpful tips.”
— SF, Roffey Park Institute Ltd
“The trainer was excellent. She delivered all the relevant topics that I needed to broaden my knowledge. ”
— AP, Hexagon Housing Association
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.
Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.
Our next available course dates for individuals are:
- 22 April, 2020
- 19 May, 2020
- 3 June, 2020
- 22 July, 2020
- 17 August, 2020
- 24 September, 2020
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.
Report writing skills training course in London
This Report writing skills course looks at the different kinds of reports and what is needed to produce them. Over the day, you will cover:
Planning your 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
Writing style and language
- getting the right style and tone
- using plain English
- getting rid of jargon
- revising your report
Design and layout
- dealing with technical or specialist information
- graphics, illustrations and photos
- case studies
- giving and receiving feedback
A year of free support
This Report writing course was developed in partnership with Tillie Harris and takes place at the Centre's central London training suite.
Who is this course for?
The Report writing skills course is for those who feel reasonably confident about their writing skills but need to improve and develop their skills in business report writing. If you have to write reports as part of your work and want to be more effective in doing so this report writing training course is for you. 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?
Report writing skills will help you to prepare, structure, write and edit excellent reports. Following the training you will know how to analyse your audience and tailor the content to their specific needs, compose targeted messages, structure your document for maximum impact and write clear and concise documents which meet your organisations' business objectives. This report writing course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.
- Other courses to consider
- £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
- £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)