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BUSINESS WRITING TRAINING COURSES

Writing and Minute Taking Training

Training Courses in Business Writing Skills delivered in 11 UK locations or at your offices UK-wide
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Basic Principles of Business Writing

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

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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Minute Taking Made Easy

Minute Taking Made Easy

COURSE OUTLINE
[Duration: one day]

  • 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

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Report Writing

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)

Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)

COURSE OUTLINE
[Duration: half day]

  • 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)

Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)

COURSE OUTLINE
[Duration: half day]

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

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CLASSROOM TRAINING FOR
BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS
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Classroom training for BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS
Classroom training provides the best learning experience and knowledge retention, and is the preferred choice if you want to really get to grips with the subject.
Our class sizes are always small, allowing lots of time for questions and discussion, so you come away with a full grasp of the content, ready to use it right away.
Options for Classroom Training
Scheduled Public Classes

Best for: 1 - 4 delegates

With 11 centres across the UK, we always have a full schedule of great courses at super prices.
And we don't cancel classes – even if you are the only delegate booked on the course!

Price Guide
  • Prices for public classes start at £199
  • Early Bird discounts can reduce the price to £139
  • For multiple delegates, prices can be as low as £109

If you don't see a course at the location, or on the date, you want, it is often possible to take advantage of our unique "Schedule Your Own" feature which is available from £199.

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Training at Your Offices

Best for: 3 or more delegates

A great option that's cost effective and easy to organise: just set up the training room and we come to you to deliver the content you want on the day you choose.

Price Guide
Prices for training at your offices starts at £449

Private Training at Our Centres

Best for: 3 or more delegates

If you want training away from your offices (and possible distractions), we can arrange a day at one of our centres with only your staff in attendance.

Price Guide
Prices for private Business Writing Skills training at our centres varies, but generally starts at £499

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DELEGATE FEEDBACK
FOR OUR BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS COURSES
AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.5 out of 5  BASED ON 167 REVIEWS
Emily Peters, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 31 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Catharine was very good and helpful. I was the only one taking the course and I appreciate the fact that it still ran."

 
Jacqueline Christie , Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 28 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Very good trainer and would highly recommend to others. "

 
Sandra Mikalauskiene, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 28 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Nice guy delivering the course, very approachable. "

 
Mandy Gosling, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 21 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "I want to praise the trainer for this course. He made it a really enjoyable day and he was extremly knowlegable on the subject. I have been to this training previously with different training companies and it was the first time i have walked away feeling like i have learnt a lot."

 
Emily Graham, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 21 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "what a lovely day. Trainer was very good "

 
Heather Yates , Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Oct 10 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Trainer was very pleasant"

 
Brian Leask, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Sep 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "I enjoyed the training and look forward to putting it into practice. Thank you to all involved."

 
Charlotte Mendel , Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Sep 22 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "Really engaging course, didn't lose interest once and loved the real life examples throughout which kept it all relevant"

 
Melanie Dixon, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Sep 19 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer was very good."

 
Leanne Harvey, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Sep 12 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "My trainer Terry was absolutely brilliant! he made the course fun and I learnt so much. I highly would recommend Terry again! Excellent. "

 
Raj Virdee, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Aug 19 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent training instruction. Katherine presented this course very well."

 
Anne Dance, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Aug 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "I found the course and the tutor to be extremely helpful and professional"

 
Roxanne O'Toole , Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Aug 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Terry was an excellent trainer."

 
Rachael Penhallurick, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Jul 29 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "I was the only delegate on the course and therefore found I was able to get answers to my questions and I didn't feel silly asking some of the things I asked. I was also able to tailor the training more specifically to my needs."

 
Jessica Thomas, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Jul 25 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Fantastic tutor, very approachable and engaging."

 
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GENERAL INFORMATION
ABOUT BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING
What we do, and how we work, to make sure you get the most from the courses you attend
Blended learning FREE E-learning Revision

With our latest Business Writing Skills courses, you get free e-learning revision for 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.
Use the right hand menu on this page to click on the course you want for more information.
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!

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.

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 (click here to view our Tools and Resources) 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 here to view our Tools and Resources) to suit your own or your company project requirements, incorporating the modules which cover the subjects you want to learn.



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WRITING AND MINUTE TAKING TRAINING

We can enhance your skills with training in writing and 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 writing and 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 Training Courses for Business Writing from Activia.

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


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