Essential Writing Skills

Dods Training
Course summary
1 day
495 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: 09/09/2020 - Online courses
Professional Training

Essential Writing Skills

Essential Writing Skills - 1-Day Open Course in London - Dods Training

This Essential Writing Skills workshop provides participants with the techniques to ensure that every document they they write is able to meet its desired objective. Attendees will be able to become more effective and focused in their work by being able to reduce the time spent on drafting and re-editing.

The one-day workshop will cover all the techniques essential for improving written communications. Participants may bring in their current work (such as a submission for ministers, letters to the public, or simple emails) so that they can review their own approaches in comparison to the techniques explained during the workshop and get expert advice.

By attending this workshop, participants will attain a greater understanding of how to:

  • Achieve common understanding between writer and reader with the minimum number of exchanges
  • Get everything right at the very first attempt – content, structure and style
  • Understand how to get to the point at the beginning
  • Encourage precisely the response they intend
  • Avoid details that is confusing or is irrelevant
  • Project the corporate image appropriately

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for any professional looking for improved skills in producing clear, effective written documents.

Training Course Content

This course is typically structured as follows:

  • Introducing the 5 steps to fluency
  • Step 1: Getting started - the basic structure
  • Step 2: Style and Tone - short, simple, polite
  • Step 3: Making requests and getting your intended response - being persuasive
  • Step 4: Enhancing the basic structure
  • Step 5: Accuracy - proofreading and presentation


The cost of this course is:

  • Private Sector
    £495 +VAT
    £445 +VAT (if registering more than 1 place)

  • Public Sector
    £345 +VAT
    £295 +VAT (if registering more than 1 place)

  • Charity
    £295 +VAT
    £245 +VAT (if registering more than 1 place)

Provider: Dods Training

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Level 11, The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
SE19SG London

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Reviews by course attendees

Average rating 5

Based on 13 reviews

Politcal Assistant
Absolutely lovely!
Liked that we did a lot of exercises
Policy Analyst
Beneficial and worthwhile. Full of insight
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