Report Writing Skills Training

Good ideas do not always get the attention that they deserve. Frequently, badly organised, wordy reports tend to hide important information, and the important messages are lost.

How Employees Benefit From Attending Writing Training Courses

Because reports play an essential role in many business operations, they need to be read, understood, and often, acted upon. Unfortunately, most of us have too much to read and too little time to plough through all of the paperwork that lands on our desks.

If writers include too much information or too many words, they produce reports that are lengthy, wordy and difficult to read; if they use overly-formal language and an inconsistent or inapproriate layout, their reports will be unappealing and unclear.

We show participants a systematic approach to report writing so that they are able to write clear, logically structured reports in less time.

Which Means That The Employer And The Reader Benefit Too

The Specific Benefits of Report Writing Training

Participants will see how to:

  • Use a Number of Easy-to-Learn Report-Writing Techniques

  • Make Essential Parts of the Report Stand Out

  • Ensure their Reports are Well Structured, that they Flow Logically and Look Professional

  • Make it Easy for Different Readers to Navigate Around the Report

  • Make their Reports Easier to Read, and Therefore to Understand

  • Produce Documents that Enhance the image of Both the Writer and the Organisation

The Report Writing Training Course is Designed For

Anyone who produces reports and needs them to be understood and acted upon.

The Duration and Options for Our Report Writing Training Courses

We run these courses as one or two-day programmes.
On the two-day report writing course, participants have the opportunity to practise new skills using our course materials and their own documents.

Please contact us if you would like to organise a wrtiting training programme of a different duration.

Report Writing Course Outline

Systematic Preparation/Planning

  • Considering the Purpose

  • Considering the Readers

  • Considering the Context

Logical Structure

  • Structuring for Logical Flow

  • Planning the Content

  • Organising Ideas

  • Balance and Emphasis

Guiding the Reader

  • Constructing Titles, Headings and Subheadings

  • Producing Effective Lists

  • Using Visual Aids and Examples

Language Choice

  • Using Plain English

  • Avoiding the Passive Voice

  • Being Clear and Concise

  • Writing Accurately

Finishing Techniques

  • Professional Presentation

  • Avoiding the Passive Voice

  • Using a Consistent Format, Style, Layout

  • Writing an Executive Summary

Report Writing Exercises

  • Group Work

  • Discussion & Feedback on Participants’ Reports

To make sure that the course is relevant to the participants’ report writing needs, we use their own reports as practice exercises. We ask the organisers to send us sample reports two weeks before the course date.


In-company, fees depend on the number of participants and range from £650 to £1,650; this fee covers customised exercises developed from the participants’ reports, individual feedback, a desk-top writing guide, and an e-mail follow-up service for questions on style or editing after the course.

We can also work with you one-to-one on important reports at an hourly rate.

If you would like to book a report writing course, or talk to us about your reports and documents, please Contact Us for further information.

Our report writing training courses always receive very positive feedback. Please Contact Us if you would like us to send you references and feedback on our report writing training courses.