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Basic Principles of Business Writing
Basic Principles of Business Writing
 

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING

The best solution for Business Writing Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing
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CPD CERTIFIED COURSE
CPD accredited course

Note: this Basic Principles of Business Writing course is CPD certified.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.

COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

VERSIONS COVERED

This course covers None versions

Blended learning
FREE E-LEARNING REVISION

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 10 modules

COURSE AIMS

Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call cannot.
In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work.
This course is designed to show delegates the basics of good business writing: how to write clearly, to use words correctly, how to construct sentences and paragraphs and which voice to use.
There is lots of hands-on practice and the opportunity to ask questions along the way, which ensures a practical course that delivers real benefits to those attending.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Anyone who wants to improve the basics of their writing in order to become more effective.

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MODULE 1:  Course Introduction and Overview
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
MODULE 2:  Why Write?
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • The reasons for good writing
MODULE 3:  The Five C's of Writing
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • Writing Clearly
  • Writing Concisely
  • Making Your Writing Complete
  • Making it Correct
  • Using Courtesy
MODULE 4:  Word Agreement
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • Making Words Agree
MODULE 5:  Sentences and Paragraphs
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • The Sentence
  • The Paragraph
MODULE 6:  Active and Passive Voice
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • Active Voice
  • Passive Voice
  • Active vs Passive Voice
  • Examples of Active and Passive Voice
  • Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice
  • Exercise: Using Active Voice
MODULE 7:  Readability Index
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • About the Readability Index
  • Using the Readability Index
MODULE 8:  My Writing: What's My Style?
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
MODULE 9:  Whats My Style?
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:
  • Different Styles of Letters
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan
Learning outcomes:
None
Topics covered:

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DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.6 out of 5  BASED ON 12 REVIEWS

Damien Norton
, Jul 13 2018
"great course look forward to complete a couple more "


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Mothiur Rehman
, Jul 13 2018
"I enjoyed the course. It was very interactive and will recommend to others."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Mohammed Alenezi
, Feb 13 2018
"Many thanks"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Louise Wade
, Sep 26 2017
"Excellent trainer. Explained things well and kept interest and momentum going throughout the day"


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Rosabel Oliver
, Dec 14 2016
"Terry, was really lovely and welcoming, he made the course enjoyable and gave structured feedback "


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Patricia Holder
, Jul 15 2016
"I enjoyed the course and the trainer delivered it well. It was very informative and interesting."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Suzzanne Lill
, Aug 10 2015
"The trainer was fantastic. I was fortunate to have such an understanding lady. Anita is a lovely lady with so much knowledge to share. She delivered the course in a way that was comfortable to digest and understand. I liked the way it was structured."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
JANET BUCKLE
, Jun 26 2015
"It was delivered with the right amount of balance. There was time to ask questions and to participate in the work that was given."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
NEELAM SAGOO
, Jun 26 2015
"The trainer delivered the course very well"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Angela Lewis
, Feb 27 2015
"The trainer made you feel comfortable at every point and took the time to answer any questions we had. Full explanation was given when struggling to understand a point."


 
Course rating of 5 stars

MORE INFORMATION FOR
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING

Blended learning
FREE E-learning Revision

With our latest Business Writing Skills courses, you get free e-learning revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to www.activia.co.uk/login/ and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the e-learning exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia business writing training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Business Writing Skills training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Business Writing Skills courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the Business Writing Skills course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:

9:15

ARRIVAL TIME

9:30

TRAINING STARTS

11:00

MID-MORNING BREAK



1:00

ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK

3:15

MID-AFTERNOON BREAK

4:30

WRAP UP

Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itenerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your Business Writing Skills training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free e-learning revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Business Writing Skills course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.



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