Technical Report Writing
High-quality reports are the basis of making sound decisions in organisations. Good technical reports contain not only the facts and figures needed to make those decisions. They’re presented with the reader in mind and demonstrate clear, logical thinking.
How you write has as much of an impact as the technical details themselves.
This Technical Report Writing course takes you through the writing process step by step. You’ll explore what makes a good, and a bad, report. You’ll practise proven methods to plan, structure and present key concepts and messages in clear, concise language. You’ll also learn tools and techniques to write to tight deadlines, polish your work and weed out the most common errors.
The tutor is a highly experienced writing consultant. She helps engineers, scientists and other specialists bring technical information to life for a variety of audiences. The course employs practical exercises, case studies, discussion and peer feedback to give you the confidence to apply what you’ve learned straight away.
The course is for anyone who has to turn their technical knowledge and expertise into reports that inform and persuade. It is suitable for recent graduates and more experienced report writers looking to brush up their writing skills.
Watch the video above to hear Ferrovial Agroman's graduate engineers share their thoughts about the training.
Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.
- What makes a good technical report?
- Planning: understanding aims and readers
- Writing in clear, Plain English
- General report structure
- Specific report structures
- Structure tools
- Common errors and how to avoid them
- Editing, proofreading and layout
- Editing tools
- The review process
- Resources: briefing sheets, style guides, checklist
The eLearning modules cover the following:
- Plain English
- Formal Reports
- Specific Reports
- Technical Writing
Each of the six modules could be completed in an hour. A digital certificate will be available for download on completion of the modules.
This course equates to 360 minutes or 6 hours of CPD activity.
Please note that the licence is valid for 6 months only from date of purchase.
By the end of the course, delegates should understand how to:
- Plan and produce technical reports that communicate effectively to the reader
- Write technical reports in plain, simple English
- Structure and sequence information for clarity and impact
- Structure specific technical reports
- Apply reader-friendly formatting and layout
- Find and fix common errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Understand the review process
- Use software aids and other tools for better writing
This course is for anyone who has to communicate results, write reports, compose technical documents, or write specifications, including:
- Graduate engineers