Technical Report and Business Writing
Reports are essential to the development of a business: projects are bid for, initiated, monitored and closed by those reading reports designed to inform a decision best for the business. A good report will not only contain all the facts and figures required for that decision but must be presented with the reader in mind; how you commit your facts and figures to paper has as strong an impact as those facts and figures themselves.
This training course is designed to give those who are tasked with turning their technical knowledge and expertise into reports used for business planning the knowledge and skills they need.
The basics of communication are discussed at the outset and the general structure of reports outlined to ensure clear dissemination of written information.
Understanding your audience is never more important than when writing for them; get the structure, messaging and presentation right and the reader will be engaged from the first word.
The training course demonstrates the value and methods of good writing by using lots of specific examples: delegates are encouraged to bring examples with them to provide some real context for the work done.
The eLearning course contents are covered in eight 35 minute modules:
- Writing effectively in Plain English
- Structuring your document ad writing persuasively
- Bids and proposals
- Instructions, procedures, manuals and illustrations
- Business letters and email correspondence
- Taking and drafting effective minutes
- Drafting, reviewing and polishing
Included with the course are downloadable workbooks and exercises. A digital certificate will also be available for download on completion.
Please note that the licence is valid for 6 months only from date of purchase.
This course equates to 300 minutes or 5 hours of CPD activity.
By the end of this course delegates should be able to:
- Produce technical reports that communicate complex information effectively
- Plan the technical document for the reader's benefit by being able to identify what the reader’s requirements are
- Structure a variety of specific business and technical reports
- Write technically in plain simple English
This course has been designed for senior practicing professionals who are required to write reports that inform and persuade:
- Senior engineers
- Project managers
- Senior managers
Delegates are likely to have significant technical knowledge having been in practice for several years. It is not expected that those working for bid teams would attend this course.