Grammar and punctuation at work

Course summary

Can you put a comma before ‘and’? What exactly are verbs? And what’s the difference between a hyphen and a dash? If you missed out on grammar and punctuation at school, or have forgotten what you once learned, this invaluable refresher course will quickly put you back on track.

You will find out why grammar matters and which bits matter most; how to avoid getting things wrong; and when and how to punctuate for clarity and meaning. It’s only by understanding the building blocks of language that you will gradually gain confidence as a writer – not just so as to avoid mistakes, but also so as to manipulate words to do what you want them to.

KK, Management Consultancies Association
“I really feel I have a better grasp of writing and am more confident in my writing. The venue was great and the staff friendly.”
AP, Open Road Learning
“I found the course very useful. The trainer was excellent and really helped me to achieve my learning goals. She made the content suitable for a variety of different learning needs.”
TB, Rose Bruford College
“The trainer was very knowledgeable and explained the course in ways that I will remember back in the workplace.”
DG, Thames Valley Housing
“A great course that I would really recommend to anyone!”

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:

21 May 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.

On this London based grammar and punctuation course you will cover:

  • why grammar matters
  • parts of speech – an overview
  • the use of verbs, their tenses and voices
  • sentence construction
  • clauses and phrases
  • myths, rules and conventions
  • common mistakes and how to fix them
  • the uses of punctuation
  • punctuation marks explained
  • capital letters and other style points
  • a year of free support

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

This grammar and punctuation training course is suitable for anyone, at any level within an organisation, who feels they would benefit from a basic grounding in grammar and punctuation, or wants to brush up on long-forgotten learning.

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

This course will give you an understanding of the basic principles of grammar and punctuation, and how to apply these to your everyday writing tasks. It will also help you avoid common mistakes and gain confidence as a writer.

The Centre runs a number of writing courses. Those of particular interest may include Business writing skillsWriting letters and emails; or Proofreading.

  • £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Grammar and punctuation at work

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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