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Can it be hard to get started on report-writing? Do your readers sometimes get lost in your reports or find it difficult to make decisions? 

This course develops the fundamental skills of planning, structuring and writing reports using a case study from your work. You will learn tools and techniques to make your reports more accurate, impactful and persuasive, achieving your aims and saving time.  

This course is for you if …

You would like to improve your everyday report-writing skills.


After attending this workshop, you should be better able to:

  • plan, structure and write coherent, clear and concise reports
  • analyse and engage your readers from the start
  • write persuasive conclusions and recommendations that result in action.

Workshop outline

Report writing fundamentals

  • The features of effective reports
  • Analysing different types of reports
  • Selecting the report type to match your purpose and audience

Writing the background and introduction to a report

  • Addressing reader expectations
  • Setting the context
  • Mapping tenses to events

Writing credible report findings

  • Aligning content to your purpose and audience
  • Using the language of evidence
  • Minimising ambiguity

Using visuals to make reports more appealing

  • Analysing and selecting different types of visuals
  • Principles for designing visuals
  • Writing descriptions of visuals

Writing effective report conclusions

  • Guidelines for conclusions
  • Drafting unbiased conclusions
  • The language of conclusions

Writing persuasive report recommendations

  • Structuring your recommendations
  • Writing suggestions, recommendations and instructions
  • Ending the report with impact

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2021/2022
10-11 March 2022    
Face-to-face Public training dates 2022/2023
12-13 May 25-26 July 15-16 September
21-22 November 2022 20-21 March 2023