Business writing skills

(Former name: Writing skills: the basics – two day course; Everyday writing at work; Writing effective English: essential tools and techniques)

Course summary

If you are unsure about the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, struggle to write clearly and concisely or need help with your business writing skills, this two-day business writing course will help increase your skills and boost your confidence.

On the first day the business writing training will cover the nuts and bolts of writing: grammar, punctuation and spelling. On the second day we will work on planning, structuring and presenting your work.

Your trainer will create a supportive environment, with space for discussion, peer feedback and individual attention. You will work on your own and in small groups on a range of exercises to refresh your skills and acquire new ones. The course manual will help you consolidate and develop those writing skills afterwards.

AB, London Borough of Harrow
“The course was funny and well presented. The trainer really knows her business. I would recommend this course to everyone. ”
AD, Landsdowne Club
“I now actually have really good knowledge of structure and layout of emails. The trainer was very knowledgeable and the centre has friendly staff. I would definitely use the centre courses again.”
KG, EDF Energy
“The course was very good. The trainer was great and took time to go over our work. I now have a better understanding of writing.”
BL, English Courtyard Association
“Excellent trainer - great energy, incredibly sensitive, and enjoyable. I looked forward to this course and am very satisfied.”
CL, Ebony Sistren
“The trainer was patient, understanding and fantastic!”

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 09-10 July 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.


Business Writing Skills Course in London

Over the two-days you will cover:

  • clarifying your aims
  • connecting with the reader
  • using plain English
  • the building blocks of grammar
  • how sentences work
  • being consistent
  • punctuation and style guidelines
  • spelling strategies
  • planning and organising your writing
  • structures for everyday documents
  • guidelines for letters and emails
  • paragraphs, summaries and signposting
  • layout and presentation
  • drafting, editing and proofreading
  • a personal action plan  
  • a year of free support

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Our Business writing skills training is suitable for anyone who lacks confidence in writing and wants to brush up their skills or lay the foundations for an advanced course.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This business writing course will give you a set of tools to ensure success in your everyday writing tasks. You will understand how to clarify your aims, how to use grammar and punctuation correctly and effectively, how to improve your spelling, and how to plan, structure, draft, edit and present your documents to a high standard. You will also learn how to improve your business writing skills.

We offer a one day version of this course for those who don’t feel they need as much practice. The Centre also offers a wide programme of other writing courses, including MinutesProofreading and Assertiveness skills.

  • £892 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £1025 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Business writing skills

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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