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Report writing skills

(Former name: Effective report writing)

Course summary

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.

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 21 August, 2024
  • 10 December, 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, 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

    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
    • editing

    Design and layout 

    • dealing with technical or specialist information
    • graphics, illustrations and photos
    • case studies
    • giving and receiving feedback

    A year of free support

    All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

  • 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

    Other courses you may be interested in include Digital writing and Print newsletters that will get read. You may also find our popular Minute taking course of particular interest.

  • Course fee
    • £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)

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