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Training Courses for Business Writing from Activia

 Practical courses that teach the rules of professional business writing with free bespoke course design for groups and pre-course online skills testing 
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MINUTE TAKING TRAINING

Learn to write professional business correspondence

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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.

Business Writing Training Courses from Activia
COURSE SUMMARIES FOR
BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING
Course:

Basic Principles of Business Writing

DURATION

This is a one-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This hands-on workshop will show delegates the basics of good business writing, including how to write clearly, choice of words, how to construct sentences and paragraphs and which type of voice to use.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who wishes to improve their writing skills and become more effective.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

Course:

Advanced Principles of Business Writing

DURATION

This is a one-day training course

COURSE AIMS

In this course, delegates will learn about language and punctuation, and how to write business letters, reports, emails and memos, in order to develop their current writing skills.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced writers who would like to learn how to write business reports and documents.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

Course:

Minute Taking Made Easy

DURATION

This is a one-day training course

ABOUT THE COURSE

The note/minute taker is the focal point of any meeting and this course teaches delegates to ensure that meetings are productive and that their running and administration are efficient. It provides an understanding of good listening and summarising skills, confidence and assertiveness. Practical exercises are used to build / improve confidence and offer practice opportunities.

COURSE AIMS

On this one-day course, delegates will gain an understanding of the role of a minute taker, why minutes are important, and learn how to produce clear and accurate minutes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Suitable for secretaries, Pas, administrative assistants and anyone else who needs to take minutes at meetings.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the role of the note / minute taker
  • Identify the skills a note/minute taker needs
  • Know how agreements can impact on meetings
  • Use minutes styles which are appropriate to each meeting
  • Prepare accurate accounts of decisions and actions at meetings
  • Record notes at an active meeting and support the facilitator
  • Keep logical, orderly and easily-accessed minutes once approved
  • Use professionalism, tact and discretion at all times

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • The Role of a Minute Taker
  • The Skills of a Minute Taker
  • Meeting Agreements
  • Minutes Styles
  • Techniques for Preparing Minutes
  • Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
  • The Minute Book
  • Developing Your Minute Taking Skills
  • Your Personal Action Plan

Course:

Professional Report Writing

DURATION

This is a one-day training course

COURSE AIMS

The course aims to teach people how to both plan, then execute, the writing of professional reports.

This will result in well written reports and an increased standing within a field.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is suitable for anybody who will either be writing reports at the moment, and wants to improve, or expects to do so in the future.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To define a report, and to list the key aspects of a report
  • To provide a structure, and an appropriate order, for building a report
  • List the essential criteria for a good report
  • Learning to avoid making errors that cause complaints in reports Learn to avoid making errors that cause complaints in reports
  • Providing a checklist to use before submitting a report
  • To provide a guide to producing good quality reports

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

Course:

Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)

DURATION

This is a half-day training course

COURSE AIMS

This comprehensive workshop will enable delegates to understand the basic concepts and practices of correct and clear writing, to improve effectiveness and introduce authority.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who wants to develop basic and effective writing skills.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

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

Course:

Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)

DURATION

This is a half-day training course

COURSE AIMS

Delegates will develop their business writing skills on this half-day workshop by learning about how to construct sentences to enhance readability.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Proficient writers who wish to build upon their existing skills to become more effective.

SUMMARY OF COURSE OUTLINE

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

PRICES FOR BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES EXCLUDE VAT.

Scheduled Public Classes

The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates.

  • For scheduled public classes, prices start at £149
  • For multiple delegates, prices can be as low as £119
  • If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £109
  • If a course is not scheduled, you can usually Schedule Your Own from £199

NOTES:
Lower prices for additional delegates are subject to booking at the same time.
Bookings made at discounted prices cannot be cancelled.

Please call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

Training At Your Offices

A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates

  • Onsite training is available from just £449

Notes: Bespoke courses can be split into smaller half-day units, but they must be booked in pairs: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
If a half-day course is listed, again these must be booked in pairs: you must of course double the half-day rate to get the full day rate.
Then you simply multiply the full day rate by the number of days to get the total cost.

Please call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

DATES & VENUES
FOR OUR PUBLIC CLASSES

In general, with our Early Bird pricing, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's best to book as soon as you can.
Don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

View scheduled dates for the course you want by clicking on  Show class dates  in the relevant panel below.
Then click on 'Book now' against the class you want to book.

Business Writing and Minute Taking

Basic Principles of Business Writing Show class dates
Aug 2, 2016
02/08
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£199
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Sep 13, 2016
13/09
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£179
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Oct 25, 2016
25/10
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
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Advanced Principles of Business Writing Show class dates
Aug 3, 2016
03/08
2016
Manchester Princess Street
 
**Full**
Sep 14, 2016
14/09
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£179
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Oct 26, 2016
26/10
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
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Minute Taking Made Easy Show class dates
Jul 29, 2016
29/07
2016
Nottingham
£199
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Aug 5, 2016
05/08
2016
Milton Keynes
£199
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Aug 5, 2016
05/08
2016
London Victoria
£199
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Aug 8, 2016
08/08
2016
Reading Green Park
£199
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Aug 12, 2016
12/08
2016
Leeds
£199
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Aug 15, 2016
15/08
2016
Tower Bridge
£199
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Aug 19, 2016
19/08
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£199
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Aug 22, 2016
22/08
2016
Bristol
£199
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Aug 24, 2016
24/08
2016
London Kings Cross
 
**Full**
Sep 1, 2016
01/09
2016
Slough
£199
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Sep 2, 2016
02/09
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£199
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Sep 5, 2016
05/09
2016
Nottingham
£199
Book now
Sep 12, 2016
12/09
2016
London Victoria
£179
Book now
Sep 12, 2016
12/09
2016
Milton Keynes
£179
Book now
Sep 19, 2016
19/09
2016
Leeds
£179
Book now
Sep 23, 2016
23/09
2016
Reading Green Park
£179
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Sep 26, 2016
26/09
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£159
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Sep 30, 2016
30/09
2016
Tower Bridge
£159
Book now
Oct 7, 2016
07/10
2016
Bristol
£159
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Oct 10, 2016
10/10
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
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Oct 14, 2016
14/10
2016
Slough
£139
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Oct 21, 2016
21/10
2016
Nottingham
£139
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Oct 28, 2016
28/10
2016
London Victoria
£139
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Oct 28, 2016
28/10
2016
Milton Keynes
£139
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Oct 31, 2016
31/10
2016
Reading Green Park
£139
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Nov 4, 2016
04/11
2016
Leeds
£139
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Nov 7, 2016
07/11
2016
Tower Bridge
£139
Book now
Nov 11, 2016
11/11
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£139
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Nov 14, 2016
14/11
2016
Bristol
£139
Book now
Nov 21, 2016
21/11
2016
Slough
£139
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Nov 25, 2016
25/11
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
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Nov 28, 2016
28/11
2016
Nottingham
£139
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Report Writing Show class dates
Aug 17, 2016
17/08
2016
Milton Keynes
£199
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Aug 17, 2016
17/08
2016
London Victoria
 
**Full**
Aug 30, 2016
30/08
2016
Tower Bridge
£199
Book now
Sep 1, 2016
01/09
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£199
Book now
Sep 5, 2016
05/09
2016
Bristol
£199
Book now
Sep 12, 2016
12/09
2016
Slough
£179
Book now
Sep 14, 2016
14/09
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£179
Book now
Sep 19, 2016
19/09
2016
Nottingham
£179
Book now
Sep 26, 2016
26/09
2016
Milton Keynes
£159
Book now
Sep 26, 2016
26/09
2016
London Victoria
£159
Book now
Oct 3, 2016
03/10
2016
Leeds
£159
Book now
Oct 5, 2016
05/10
2016
Reading Green Park
£159
Book now
Oct 10, 2016
10/10
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£139
Book now
Oct 12, 2016
12/10
2016
Tower Bridge
 
**Full**
Oct 19, 2016
19/10
2016
Bristol
£139
Book now
Oct 24, 2016
24/10
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
Book now
Oct 26, 2016
26/10
2016
Slough
£139
Book now
Nov 2, 2016
02/11
2016
Nottingham
£139
Book now
Nov 9, 2016
09/11
2016
Milton Keynes
£139
Book now
Nov 9, 2016
09/11
2016
London Victoria
£139
Book now
Nov 14, 2016
14/11
2016
Reading Green Park
£139
Book now
Nov 16, 2016
16/11
2016
Leeds
£139
Book now
Nov 21, 2016
21/11
2016
Tower Bridge
£139
Book now
Nov 23, 2016
23/11
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£139
Book now
Nov 28, 2016
28/11
2016
Bristol
£139
Book now

DELEGATE FEEDBACK

FOR OUR BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS COURSES

AVERAGE REVIEW: 87%  (4.3/5)  BASED ON 148 REVIEWS

Aimee Theobald, Jul 8 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was really enthusiastic which made it more enjoyable." SAMINA Farid, Jul 7 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"I would just like to say that your Trainer Anita was absolutely wonderful. The delivery was excellent. The training was delivered to a very high standard. " Emma Moule, Jun 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Everything was covered and the trainer made sure the things we wanted to go through in depth was done. Would book you again for courses." Charlotte Ferris, Jun 3 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Friendly and helpful instructor who answered any queries we had." Pavandeep Kaur, May 27 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was excellent and touched up on the subjects well." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good Course." Mandy Burrell, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Thank you to Chris the trainer." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good course" Helen Evangeline Menzies, May 13 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Anthony was very good. I feel like he built a good rapport with the group and tailored the course to our own individual needs. Thank you" Siel Devos, Apr 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Very good training, really useful and the trainer was very good too: listened to all our concerns and provided really good suggestions." Helal Ahmed, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"overall excelent" sanda Lapinsh, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"I enjoyed the course very much. " Victoria Callaghan , Apr 4 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"David set the scene well and the room was light and airy and a pleasant environment to be in for the day!" Melanie Iseli , Feb 29 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Positive, friendly trainer, conveying confidence. I enjoyed the day." Louise Mc Alinden, Feb 25 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"the tutor was very good."

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING

Effective writing is fundamental to good communications in any business - from simple writing skills to be used in letters and emails, to the creation of persuasive business reports.

Whether at management or staff level, a good standard of written communication will have a positive effect on performance, and training in writing skills will have a significant and beneficial impact on the business.

More about training with Activia

With Activia, you can check your skill level (see the button above on the right) which ensures you book on the correct course.   This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.

You can also build your own Business Writing Skills course (click the button above on the right) to suit your own or your company project requirements, incorporating the modules which cover the subjects you want to learn.

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MINUTE TAKING TRAINING

We can enhance your skills with training in minute taking at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our business writing courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering minute taking training all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training courses for Business Writing to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in course for Business Writing.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your course for Business Writing ?


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268 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 4DX

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