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Report Writing Skills

Johannesburg 2022 . Date TBC

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This Report Writing Skills training aims to help you do two things: improve the quality of your reports and reduce the time spent working on them.

You will find that these two goals merge together. By writing in a more structured and clear way – and by avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls – you will be able to streamline the writing process. The course also covers some basic time management techniques and some language issues that will help improve productivity and accuracy in the reporting process.    



This Report Writing Skills course is accredited, and material covers unit standards: 110023 (NQF Level 4, Credits 6 Present information in report format.) 119465 (Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative context. NQF Level 3, Credits 5)

During the workshop, you will learn and practise:-

  • The importance of tailoring a report to your audience (readers)and to your objectives (what you want your readers to know, think, and above all do).
  • How to plan and structure a report to achieve this; and to ensure that your key messages get across.
  • How to simplify your writing: to make the complex simple and the complicated clear, even to non-specialists.
  • Key English grammar for report writing, including errors commonly made and how to avoid these.
  • How to make best use of graphics and other visuals
  • How to streamline the report writing process

Module 1:  Defining your objectives key stages of report writing

Module 2:  Language selection and use in report writing

Module 3:  Getting the style, structure and tone right for report writing

Module 4:  Streamlining the writing process 

Module 5:  Sentence and paragraph writing techniques

Module 6: Conclusion: Editing and proof reading your reports before submission

This training Programme runs for 3 days

Our Report Writing Skills is available in a variety of formats to best match your needs

In-House training: We bring the training to your location. Available with customized features created to meet your requirements.

Virtual Training: Delivered totally online, our virtual sessions are designed to keep participants engaged through relevant training, activities for practice, and ongoing reinforcement.


Available on request.

This course is designed for everyone who is required to write reports or similar documents on complex or technical matters.  Executives, Non-executives, Managers and support staff

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