Report writing skills

(Former name: Effective report writing)

Course summary

High quality reports often form the basis of sound decision making within an organisation and being known as someone who can express information in a clear, unbiased way can do a lot for your reputation at work.

Report writing is a skill that can be learned. Our Report writing skills course takes you through every stage from planning and structuring through to writing and presenting, and by the end of the day you will be a much more confident report writer.

AP, Hexagon Housing Association
“The trainer was excellent. She delivered all the relevant topics that I needed to broaden my knowledge. ”
VM, Kent County Council
“The trainer went above and beyond my expectations. The course was incredibly handy and I have learnt so much more than I expected. I am now much more confident on reports!”
NW, Universities UK
“It was one of the best courses I ever attended. The examples were relevant and we had very useful discussions and exercises. ”
PD, Newlon Housing Trust
“The trainer was excellent: very professional, down-to-earth and friendly. The course gave great detail, in a simple way, and covered things I didn't even think of.”
SF, Roffey Park Institute Ltd
“The course was delivered at a good pace and there was lots of opportunity for input and discussion. The trainer was very useful and gave us lots of helpful tips.”

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 August 2024
  • 10 December 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.



Report writing skills training course in London

This Report writing skills course looks at the different kinds of reports and what is needed to produce them. Over the day, you will cover:

Planning your report

  • the different types of reports and what they are used for
  • getting a good brief
  • deadlines and their implications
  • research skills

Structuring your report

  • structuring for success
  • titles, sub-headings and numbering systems
  • templates for reports

Writing style and language

  • getting the right style and tone
  • using plain English
  • getting rid of jargon
  • revising your report
  • editing

Design and layout

  • dealing with technical or specialist information
  • graphics, illustrations and photos
  • case studies
  • giving and receiving feedback

A year of free support.

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

The Report writing skills course is for those who feel reasonably confident about their writing skills but need to improve and develop their skills in business report writing. If you have to write reports as part of your work and want to be more effective in doing so this report writing training course is for you. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

Report writing skills will help you to prepare, structure, write and edit excellent reports. Following the training you will know how to analyse your audience and tailor the content to their specific needs, compose targeted messages, structure your document for maximum impact and write clear and concise documents which meet your organisations’ business objectives. This report writing course takes place at the Centre’s Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.

Other courses you may be interested in include Digital writing and Print newsletters that will get read. You may also find our popular Minute taking course of particular interest.

  • £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)

Book this course

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

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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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