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Results-Based Business Writing Skills Training
Results-Based Business Writing Skills Training
 

TRAINING COURSES FOR BUSINESS WRITING

Your place for course for business writing

Training Courses in Business Writing Skills, delivered UK-wide in 11 Activia training centres or at your offices
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Stop Press: New Minute Taking Course

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Minute Taking Made Easy course!

The course has been designed to help anyone who needs to take notes or minutes at meetings, and wants to be able to prepare and present them to the highest standards.

In just one day, it takes you through understanding the role of a minute taker, the skills needed, and how to improve them. It shows you the different types of meetings, and the styles of minutes most suited to them. You get the chance to role play, and learn what to do before, during and after the meeting.

Just click here for full details of the course and how you can book.

Classroom training

Classroom training

Classroom training is proven to give the best learning experience and knowledge retention. You have the benefit of a relaxed but professional learning environment, an experienced trainer and the opportunity to ask questions, so you are 100% sure you understand all the course content.

And with our long history of training since 1995, along with our experienced trainers, you are sure to get the service and skills enhancement you need.

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PRICES AND DATES FOR YOUR
BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING

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COURSE OUTLINES & LINKS

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Minute Taking Made Easy

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Minute Taking Made Easy
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: one day]

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • The Role and Skills of a Minute Taker
  • Questioning and Listening Skills for Minute Takers
  • What to Record
  • Minutes Styles and Types of Meetings
  • Formal Minutes
  • Before, During and After the Meeting
  • Writing Up and Distributing the Minutes
  • PRACTICAL SESSION - Role Plays or Your Own Notes
  • Your Personal Action Plan

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Basic Principles of Business Writing

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Basic Principles of Business Writing
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: one day]

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • Why Write?
  • The Five C's of Writing
  • Word Agreement
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Readability Index
  • My Writing: What's My Style?
  • Whats My Style?
  • Your Personal Action Plan

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Advanced Principles of Business Writing

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Advanced Principles of Business Writing
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: one day]

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Practical Language
  • Inclusive Language
  • Parallel Sentence Construction
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and Proofreading
  • Writing Business Letters
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Memos
  • E-Mail Etiquette
  • Writing Challenges
  • Your Personal Action Plan

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Professional Report Writing

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Report Writing
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: one day]

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is a Report?
  • How to Structure a Report Professionally
  • What Makes a Good Report
  • 5 Common Complaints about Reports
  • A Checklist for Successful Reports
  • How to Plan Your Report
  • Your Personal Action Plan

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Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: half days]

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • The Five C's of Writing
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • My Writing: What's My Style?

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Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)

Logo for Writing and Minute Taking Training : Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)
COURSE OUTLINE     [Duration: half days]

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Word Agreement
  • The Readability Index
  • Practical Language
  • Inclusive Language
  • Parallel Sentence Construction
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and Proofreading

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NEXT CLASS DATES

Minute Taking Made Easy
Sep 11, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
£196
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Sep 16, 2019
London Victoria
£196
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Sep 17, 2019
Bristol Easton BS5
£196
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Sep 30, 2019
Leeds West One
£196
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Oct 7, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
£196
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Nov 18, 2019
Tower Bridge
£156
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Basic Principles of Business Writing
Sep 12, 2019
Leeds West One
£229
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Sep 19, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
£229
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Oct 3, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
£229
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Oct 31, 2019
Tower Bridge
£209
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Nov 21, 2019
London Victoria
£189
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Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Sep 13, 2019
Leeds West One
£229
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Sep 20, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
£229
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Oct 4, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
£229
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Oct 9, 2019
London Victoria
£229
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Nov 1, 2019
Tower Bridge
£209
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Professional Report Writing
Aug 27, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
£229
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Sep 13, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
£229
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Oct 4, 2019
Leeds West One
£229
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DELEGATE FEEDBACK
FOR OUR BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS COURSES

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.6 out of 5  BASED ON 324 REVIEWS
Arron Baker
, Course:
Report Writing
Jul 9 2019

"Good tutor approach, small numbers on course allowed lots of value to be obtained."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Natalie Roberts
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 24 2019

"The water machine in the room was empty, the course books also hadn't turned up in time. The course itself was good but organisation and facilities were not good"
  Course rating of 3 stars
Frances Rigby-Hall
, Course:
Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Jun 12 2019

"A lot of content to get through in a day. The games were fun."
  Course rating of 3 stars
Cathy Knapman
, Course:
Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Jun 12 2019

"Philip was great, very easy to work with"
  Course rating of 3 stars
Jerome Somuah
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 7 2019

"I really found the written exercise at the end of the course very useful. It gave me the opportunity to identify my weaknesses and improve on my strengths."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Jenni Graves
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 3 2019

"Trainer was very energetic and made sure that we got up out of our seats and moved around to stay awake and engaged!"
  Course rating of 3 stars
Ellen Parkinson
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Paddy was a great trainer kept me interested throughout the whole day. I will not hesitate in recommending the course to others in the company."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Sonya Scammell
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"The interactive nature of the training session was excellent and a really good way of learning. The trainer was enthusiastic and made everyone relaxed right from the get go which all in all helped the learning experience. Please pass on my huge thanks to Paddy. "
  Course rating of 4 stars
Jodie Sapsed
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Overall very enjoyable and a good experience"
  Course rating of 4 stars
Sara Goodman
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Excellent day and feel more confident in taking minutes"
  Course rating of 4 stars
Bethann Chevalier
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"I thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it extremely informative. Our trainer succeeded in engaging and including everyone to step out their comfort zone and made the day fun and am therefore confident more information/hints/guidance will be remembered."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Amanda Fitt
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Thoroughly enjoyable sessions, very knowledgeable trainer kept mood up and light, covered all errors of the subject as required."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Jean Robinson
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"This was a well organised and efficient training session. Enjoyed the whole training session. Paddy is an excellent facilitator."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Oliver Bromley
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Excellent instructor, engaging, knew his content well, humorous and all round a very good teacher"
  Course rating of 4 stars
Lisa Wilkinson
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 2 2019

"Just a fabulous course "
  Course rating of 4 stars
David Rowand
, Course:
Report Writing
Apr 5 2019

"the curse facilitator was excellent and extremely engaging"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Jean Bissett
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Apr 1 2019

"Paddy the facilitator, did a fantastic job of putting people at ease and to make the day fun."
  Course rating of 2 stars
Nicola Ford
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Apr 1 2019

"Paddy was a great trainer, thoroughly enjoyed his style of training and group interaction. Thank you"
  Course rating of 4 stars
Gary Barnes
, Course:
Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Mar 29 2019

"The course was a one to one with Louise who was very effective in discussing and demonstrating the content of the course. This confirmed my knowledge and reinforced any potential area of uncertainty."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Lorna Purkiss
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Mar 27 2019

"The trainer - Bernadette was fantastic. Honestly, I don't like speaking out in groups and she made me feel confident. The group was a lovely set of ladies - just the right amount of people. We laughed and enjoyed ourselves so much, would love to do it again. Well done to Bernie and thanks you"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Hugh Shaw
, Course:
Report Writing
Mar 27 2019

"Fully enjoyed the course and the trainer was very good."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Camila Baranda Hardy
, Course:
Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Mar 15 2019

"The instructor Catarina was excellent. "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Angie Miley
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Mar 6 2019

"Great trainer, really friendly and informative. "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Nicola Rosewarne
, Course:
Report Writing
Feb 19 2019

"A fantastic course, facilitated by a lovely lady. I enjoyed the course very much. "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Shaun Sweeney
, Course:
Advanced Principles of Business Writing
Feb 18 2019

"Instructor was great. A really genuine down-to-earth guy."
  Course rating of 4 stars
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Feb 11 2019

"Bernadette was thorough and delivered the training excellently. "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Manpreet Dhiman
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jan 28 2019

"Colin was a fantastic trainer"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Ian Carden
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jan 28 2019

"Colin was a very good tutor, he was knowledgeable and interesting."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Helen Wriglesworth
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jan 9 2019

"Excellent trainer. Very enthusiastic and excellent communication skills"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Nosipho Khumalo
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jan 4 2019

"A very knowledgeable trainer. Because there was only 2 students on this training, we got more out of the trainer that we would have if there were more students."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Nosipho Khumalo
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jan 4 2019

"Mark is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer. He delivered the training in a very professional relatable manner. A relatable and confidence boosting experience!"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Hilary Ainley
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Dec 18 2018

"The trainer was really great - thank you"
  Course rating of 4 stars
Sarah Williams
, Course:
Report Writing
Nov 29 2018

"The course and the tutor were great, even though I was the only delegate for this course. It was reassuring that the course was still provided. Activia are definitely a company I would recommend, and already have to my employers HR department."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Lynda Russell
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Nov 2 2018

"Really enjoyed the session. Definitely came away feeling more confident in minute taking techniques than previously. Thank you."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Georgina Callaghan
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Nov 2 2018

"Rob was brilliant - gave me a good understanding, made me feel comfortable and gave me additional skills which I found very helpful! "
  Course rating of 4 stars
Jill Peacock
, Course:
Report Writing
Oct 25 2018

"The tutor was excellent and very knowledgeable."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Zoraida Smith
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 22 2018

"Phil was very helpful and willing to answer all of the question we had, trying to help us improve our skills."
  Course rating of 4 stars
VANETIA PORTER
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 15 2018

"Very good trainer. Gave me more confidence"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Erin Dunn
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 12 2018

"The trainer was extremely welcoming, I was made to feel comfortable from the moment I arrived. She encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer them, doing so in a clear and concise way. "
  Course rating of 4 stars
Laura Atkinson
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 12 2018

"My trainer was absolutely lovely (Bernadette) and a credit to your training."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Devina Murphy
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 12 2018

"Such a warm trainer which made the course topic easier to digest. I will definitely be recommencing Activia Training to everyone here at HH."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Charlotte Pooley
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Oct 4 2018

"The day was brilliant with easy learning tactics and group involvement."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Cordell Oneill
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Sep 28 2018

"Good facilitation"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Wendy Ferreira
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Sep 24 2018

"Trainer was very good and explained everything clearly."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Angela Winchester
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 24 2018

"The trainer was excellent and gave me sound advice."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Leanne Crabb
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 17 2018

"Katrina (the trainer) was great."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Holly Taylor
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 14 2018

"I very much enjoy this course and this has helped me with my personal development. Thank you"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Gail Lowe
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 13 2018

"Although the group was very small (4 members) it did allow us enough time to cover all the agenda and interact better with one and another. I felt this work better as there was a variety of experience to share with each other."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Peter Joseph
, Course:
Report Writing
Aug 8 2018

"Very satisfied with the overall programme"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Peter Cornelius Joseph
, Course:
Report Writing
Aug 8 2018

"The course was well worth doing "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Chloe Drury
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 6 2018

"The trainer, Colin, was excellent. He had great subject knowledge and made me feel comfortable in the environment. I feel that I have benefited greatly from his training and would again like to thank Colin for this."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Louise Carthy
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 6 2018

"Trainer was very good."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Deborah Whiteley
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Aug 6 2018

"Colin is a very approachable and easy to listen to tutor, we learnt how to make minute taking easier to capture all the information with less stress. Thank you"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Damien Norton
, Course:
Basic Principles of Business Writing
Jul 13 2018

"great course look forward to complete a couple more "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Mothiur Rehman
, Course:
Basic Principles of Business Writing
Jul 13 2018

"I enjoyed the course. It was very interactive and will recommend to others."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Valerie Asemah
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jul 2 2018

"Angela your Trainer was excellent and provdied me with questions to all my queries and gave me many hints an tips."
  Course rating of 4 stars
Sue Dixon
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 29 2018

"Great Trainer - Shahida"
  Course rating of 5 stars
Tracy Barnett
, Course:
Business Writing : Bespoke Course
Jun 15 2018

"Colin the Tutor was great, he kept the topic very interesting throughout, he made it fun as well as knowledgeable "
  Course rating of 5 stars
Angela Larson
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 8 2018

"Trainer was very nice."
  Course rating of 3 stars
Aileen Robb
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 8 2018

"The trainer held our attention throughout the duration of the course, I thought he was extremely good."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Rebecca Reid
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Jun 8 2018

"James was a great trainer and definitely made the course content interesting and easy to understand"
  Course rating of 5 stars
John McDevitt
, Course:
Report Writing
Jun 7 2018

"Very friendly and approachable trainer. I was the only trainee so I had one-to one training. The content was delivered very well."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Ollie Stewart
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Apr 30 2018

"Trainer was a very interesting and down to earth person and I enjoyed the day thoroughly through learning and the people around me."
  Course rating of 5 stars
Mary Cauthery
, Course:
Minute Taking Made Easy
Apr 27 2018

"Liam delivered very good training"
  Course rating of 5 stars

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GENERAL INFORMATION

What we do, and how we work, to make sure you get the most from the courses you attend

Business writing skills training can yield huge benefits through improvements in efficiency, morale and motivation, while also avoiding communication problems that arise through poor standards of writing.

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