Report Writing

Duration:  1 day


Unlike creative writing, where the writer needs to possess a degree of imagination, report writing tends to focus on the articulation of facts, opinions and recommendations.   By following a set of clear guidelines it is possible to improve the quality of reports produced.

This course will address common errors; providing guidance to improve articulation of messages, writing styles and layout protocols.

Course Content

  • Report scoping including clarifying objectives and how this impacts on the content and style of the report
  • Data gathering and analysis including reliability and validity of data
  • Document layout protocols to be adhered
  • Using graphics correctly
  • Writing styles appropriate for reports
  • Drafting properly structured Executive Summaries, Introductions, Commentaries and Conclusions


  • Communicating effectively - The 5 “Cs” of effective communication:
    • Improving clarity
    • Being concise without being blunt
    • Completeness – anticipate and address all questions
    • Be factually and technically correct
    • Courteous – watch the tone of your writing
  • Appendix material
  • Common punctuation & grammatical errors to avoid
  • Ethical reporting

Delivery Mechanisms

Lecturing/Group Discussion/Practical Exercises


An initial 1hr consultation, to discuss training requirements, is free of charge, with no obligation to book. If your organisation is based within the greater Belfast area this can take place at your premises, otherwise the consultation will be by telephone.

Training Inquiries

To book any of our courses, please contact us on:
T: +44 (0) 28 9072 6050
F: +44 (0) 28 9072 6060

Our Promises To You

  • We will only use very experienced and highly trained consultants who will deliver results and add value to your project.
  • Put 100% commitment and effort into every project regardless of size and value of the contract
  • Provide a value for money, quality service.