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Technical & Business Report Writing


Your reader will base their decisions on what is reflected in your report. The ability to produce a clear, concise, and professional report is a skill that you can develop to be successful. This course will focus on developing the writing skills of technical report writers.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

With this course, rated excellent by experienced writers, you will greatly benefit from this interaction. Valuable topics are addressed such as the principles of clear writing, referencing format, strong introduction writing, the use of numbering in a report, and much more, are addressed.


This intervention is designed to provide learners with the following:

  • An understanding of how to represent technical information in a report
  • Principles of effective, clear, and concise writing
  • Understanding of how technical reports should be planned and structured
  • Formats and styles used in business reports
  • Knowledge on avoiding the pitfalls of poor punctuation
  • Understanding of when and where to include tables and figures
  • Knowledge of how to effectively abbreviate in a report
  • How to clarify jargon used in a report
  • Correct referencing style
  • Effective introductions and conclusion writing

Program Outline

  • Introduction to communication
  • Communication process and barriers
  • How to write effectively
  • Correct use of punctuation
  • Capitalisation and abbreviation conventions
  • Third person writing
  • 23 Principles of clear writing
  • Compiling business reports
  • Planning around the objective of report, structure, and readership
  • Organise the collected/researched information
  • Writing process
  • Scientific writing tips
  • Writing an introduction, discussion, conclusion, appendix and summary
  • Various report structures and purpose
  • Compiling technical reports
  • Presenting equations
  • Preferred format settings
  • Reference/Citation/Bibliography
  • Number conventions used
  • Diagrams used in reports
  • Complaints about technical reports
  • Checking phase and common errors

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Technologists
  • Architects
  • Project / Construction Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Contractors / Sub Contractors
  • Executives / Senior Management
  • Middle Management
  • Administrators / Support Staff
Dates and Times:
  • Wed 17 April 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Thu 18 April 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Online
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 170.00 excl. VAT
R 5 945.50 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: CESA-1973-07/2024
CPD Points: 2