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What Will I Learn on a Report Writing Training Course?

A well-written report is a valuable resource, but a poorly written one can be misinterpreted or ignored altogether.

We know which one we prefer.

If you want to up your game when it comes to report writing or you want your team to improve, invest in skill building and enroll on a report writing training course. Then you have come to the right place.

How to improve report writing skills

At Understanding ModernGov, we have report writing training courses you and your team can attend. They’ll help you produce engaging reports quickly, accurately and clearly.

Want to find out more? Here’s what you can learn by attending a report writing course with us.

The Basics

Sometimes, fine-tuning the basics of report writing can clear up a lot of confusion. This is especially the case if you’re new to report writing or need some extra tools to help with structure and style.

You'll also be able to understand your reader better and produce a hierarchy of information for different readers.

The skills you pick up will help you know what to include for different readers, and as you can understand them better, it’ll make your copy much more effective.

In the long run, this will also speed up the process of writing a report, rather than spending more time than necessary working on the basics.

Planning Reports

You’re probably already aware of how much time it can take to plan a report people will actually read. Trying to combine accuracy with speed can be challenging, but a report writing course can help make the process easier.

You’ll discover new planning tools and frameworks you can use in the future. Plus, you’ll develop techniques to help you define your objectives and identify relevant purpose. 

By planning your reports more effectively, you can focus on how much value they provide rather than the volume and also make yourself more understood to a wide range of readers.

Discover what really makes a good report.

Organising Information

Another challenge with report writing is trying to condense lengthy documents into short summaries and also having that information understood by readers with varying levels of knowledge. A report writing training course helps you to understand how you can best group different types of information without losing any value.

If you currently struggle to effectively present information or have difficulties deciding on the layout of your work, a course like this can help. Once you pick up these skills, you’ll not only learn the best way to present information but also dive into the world of reading patterns on paper and on-screen to help you with the aesthetics of your reports.

As an added bonus, you’ll take home some best practice techniques. These takeaways are valuable as they separate the best reports from the worst as there’s a much bigger emphasis on the value of what you write, rather than the volume.

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Writing Your Report

At a report writing course, you won’t just sit around and soak up all the theoretical information. You'll get hands-on, practical experience of writing a persuasive report, which is arguably the best way to learn and pick up the skills you’ll remember.

Although the practical examples involve rewording and reordering, they’re never outdated. The report writing training courses we’ve hosted in the past and those currently in the pipeline always have relevant, up-to-date content and course materials. 

For those in a more senior position, such as a Line Manager, a course like this can also benefit you. Although there’s a big focus on writing, it also provides skills on offering feedback, giving and receiving constructive criticism and objective advice. These are the skills you can then apply back in the workplace.

Editing Reports

Producing reports doesn’t end at the writing stage. To sharpen up your copy and offer readers confidence, you need to scrutinise during the editing stage. During our courses, the instructor will help you learn the most effective editing techniques you can apply the next day. They’re all real-life materials too which you can edit and create an effective summary for. 

Sign up to Our Effective Report Writing Course Today

Do you want to know how to improve your report writing skills?

Then we've got the right course for you. 

Our one-day Effective Report Writing course is designed to help you produce excellent and efficient reports for today’s ever-changing workplace, helping you write quickly, accurately and clearly.

View the full agenda here.