Writing for Business

Develop core business writing skills, from emails and letters to reports and web pages.

Book this course now and begin studying today!

Once you enrol, your first module and your tutor contact details will be delivered to your inbox within 2 hours! Become a proficient business writer with the help of our comprehensive online course, including expert tutorial support! 

Learn how to write reports, manuals, letters, websites and e-mails that are engaging, accessible, well-written and meet your business goals. You will also learn how to write in a way that reaches customers, clients and suppliers, conveying your messages clearly and in a way that compels action.

Our course is packed with advice from expert writers. It also includes many activities and exercises to guide you through the development of your own business writing skills.Far too many of our written business communications are dry and unengaging. Yet, effective writing in the workplace is an essential skill and knowing the elements of good business writing can make or break a career.

Throughout Writing for Business we shall be looking at how to make your own writing as dynamic and effective as possible. Create compelling and focused business writing. Work with an experienced business writer to develop key business writing skills – a great asset for career development!

In addition, the course will show you how to:

  • assess your target audience and develop documents to meet their needs
  • choose the appropriate style and tone for the topic and reader
  • design an effective document layout, according to industry requirements
  • use diagrams, tables, charts and other graphical tools effectively
  • follow a style guide
  • proofread and edit your work
  • use sentence and paragraph structure to give your writing clarity and impact
  • improve the flow and design of your documents.

The course includes 200 pages of information divided into 4 easy-to-follow modules, and full tutorial support. The course involves approximately 50 hours of study time and the 4 tutor-marked assignments will help you to put your new skills into practice, with expert guidance from you tutor.

You can work through the course at your own pace and have up to 12 months to complete your studies. The course material is delivered directly to your email address as PDF files, which you can save to your computer and print off. 

Why Choose Us?

When you become a student you’re assigned an expert personal tutor who you can contact at any time by email and who will work with you throughout your course. A member of your support team is also available by instant chat between 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you might have at time to suit you.

Course Outline

Module 1: Core Writing Skills - business writing basics; principles of effective writing; different forms of business writing; paragraph and sentence structure; plain English; planning and designing effective documents; research for writers; readability tests and accessibility.

Module 2: Reports and Manuals – planning reports and manuals; creating clear, comprehensive reports; understanding your target reader; principles of effective manual design; planning and writing instruction manuals; producing written guidelines for customers and clients; preparing annual reports.

Module 3: Writing to Communicate - writing for clients and customers; planning and writing marketing communications; effective advertising design; review and revision in business writing: the document review process; electronic editing; proofreading skills for business writers.

Module 4: Writing for Online Audiences – unique requirements of effective online content; planning your website; online marketing communications; structuring online documents and information resources; the role of business writers in creating online content.

Book this course now and begin studying today! Once you enrol, your first module and your tutor contact details will be delivered to your inbox within 2 hours!

Payment Options

Winter Offer until 31st March, 50% discount - only £195  (normal price £380)