Report Writing Courses

About our report writing courses

Learn how to assess report writing situations, classify information, and apply reasoning and logic. You will learn a method to ensure that you miss no information and include everything needed in your reports.

Above all, you will learn how to organise information, review options, and present recommendations effectively.

Learning outcomes

After attending the report writing course, you will be able to:

  • Structure information effectively
  • Apply information mapping techniques
  • Produce persuasive arguments
  • Match your report format to your audience

Who should attend?

Our report writing training courses are aimed at anyone looking to learn how to write a business report.

How will I benefit from this report writing training?

Our report writing courses will enhance your report writing skills. In particular, you will:

  • Understand the reason for types of report writing formats and when, why and how they should be used
  • Be able to produce clear, hierarchical and logical report structures which project the messages you wish to communicate
  • Understand how to deploy techniques to influence your readers
  • Be able to present information effectively

Outline of programme

Overview

  • The purpose and value of reports
  • Types of written reports
  • How to write a good report
  • Planning and organisation
  • Gathering information

Clarifying objectives

  • Terms of reference
  • Defining the scope of the report
  • Clarifying the key points to be made
  • Answering the probable objections in advance

Research

  • Information sources
  • Reference views
  • Compilation

Constructing your case

  • Features, advantages and benefits
  • Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
  • Differentiators
  • Reframing / Positioning
  • Apply persuasion
  • Build in answers to likely questions

Planning

  • Mind mapping
  • Create matrix of objectives, messages and report sections
  • Select the report style according to the audience
  • Prepare the structure of a report

Writing structure

  • Report structure
  • Hierarchy, reasoning and logic
  • Testing key messages

Style and tone

  • Words that attract
  • Definition of style and tone
  • Illustrations, revisions, proofreading and use of colour

Report format

  • Photographs
  • Typography
  • Report writing layout

Call to action

  • Ensure all points are included
  • Ensure that it is clear what you expect of the reader

Editing

  • How to improve your draft
  • Proofreading