Technical Report Writing

GBC Learning & Development
Course summary
1 day
425 GBP excl. VAT
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 29/11/2019 - Cambridge
Course Dates
425 GBP
05/05/2020 09:00 
425 GBP

Course description

Technical Report Writing

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Write technical reports that are clear, concise and effective

  • Use a systematic approach to structure and layout

  • Apply practical techniques to organise information

  • Be confident in the use of plain English and good punctuation

  • Use references, appendices, figures and graphics effectively

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone required to produce technical or semi-technical reports that need to be logical, structured and clearly understandable to both the specialist and the non-specialist. For those new to report writing or those who want a refresher or to establish a professional approach to business writing

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD Certified  6 Learning Hours, 6 Points , GBC Learning course attended certificate

Training Course Content

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • What we are going to cover today.

Key Points

  • Barriers to communication through the written word
  • The importance of readability
  • Personal style
  • Getting the brief right
  • Understanding readers
  • The advantages of a systematic approach

Planning and Preparation

  • Establishing the scope and purpose
  • Constraints of time and money
  • Confidentiality
  • The collection, selection and arrangement of information

Structure and Sequence

  • Sequencing and layout
  • Tables, figures and appendices
  • Dealing with abstracts and summaries
  • The body of the report
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Using references and bibliography

Language use and Personal Style

  • A refresher on punctuation
  • Using plain English
  • Paragraph and sentence structure
  • Clarity and brevity
  • Identifying your ‘voice’ and personal clichés

Standards and Conventions

  • ‘House style’ and best practice
  • The use of diagrams and tabulations
  • Headings and labels.

Technical Report Writing in Practice

  • Developing a professional approach
  • Building the technical report
  • Reviewing and providing feedback

Checking for Quality

  • Proofreading
  • Layout analysis
  • Revising and editing

The Way Forward

  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action


Course fees are £375 + VAT per delegate.

GBC offers a 'buy one, get one half price' offer on all courses. Please send us an enquiry for more information.

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GBC can develop customised solutions or deliver off-the-shelf courses in-house for your staff. This approach makes perfect sense for groups of 4+ delegates, enhancing cost effectiveness as well as team bonding.

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Informative and gave clarity, thinking about "reader"
Very specific to learning needs discussed at the start.
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