Report Writing

Course Description

(1 day)

Report writing focuses on the articulation of facts, opinions and recommendations. By following a clear set of guidelines, report writing can be greatly improved.

This course addresses common errors in report writing and provides guidance on appropriate writing styles & layouts.

Delivery Mechanisms: Lecturing/Group Discussion/Practical Exercises.

Course Content

  • Report scoping, incl. clarifying objectives and the impact on content & style;
  • Data gathering & analysis, incl. data reliability & validity;
  • Document layout protocols;
  • Correct use of graphics;
  • Appropriate writing styles;
  • Drafting & structuring executive summaries, introductions, commentaries & conclusions;
  • Punctuation & avoiding grammatical errors;
  • The 5 C’s of effective communication:
    – Be Clear;
    – Be Concise;
    Completely address all questions;
    – Be factually Correct;
    – Write Courteously.
  • Appendix material;
  • Ethical reporting.


We offer a free 1hr no-obligation consultation by phone or Zoom (or at your premises if in greater Belfast) to discuss your requirements.