This course is designed to address the concepts needed to write a professional report. It covers the planning and structure process of how to gather information that is needed in the report. It will also demonstrate general layout and grammatical rules of report writing.


Attendees should have a basic understanding of Word.

You will need to bring at least two examples of work – this can be a letter, email or report to work on during the session.


Courses are delivered in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 & O365

What will I learn?

Report Writing:

  • Define the scope and purpose of the report/letter
  • Plan objectives and prepare an outline
  • Identify the readers’ needs and select the appropriate letter tone
  • Essential principles – create a clear message, keep a logical flow and set an appropriate paragraph/section order
  • Link your recommendations to your findings
  • Use appropriate headings and simplifying graphics
  • A review of editing techniques and writing rules
  • Correct grammar and punctuation
  • Use Word features and functions to create an Effective Layout
  • Refresh writing style and construct sentences and paragraphs.

Word Features covered:

  • General Formatting
  • Navigation Pane
  • Styles – defining paragraph styles
  • Insert a Table
  • Header and Footer
  • Insert Footnote/Endnotes
  • Insert Section breaks
  • Generate a Table of Contents and Index
  • Maintain consistency

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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