Category Archives: reports

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NEW DATE FOR TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING COURSE

We are pleased to announce that we are re-running our technical report writing course on Wednesday 31 May in Chesterfield.  It is ideal for those wishing to develop their reporting skills and / or who are about to start writing their Professional Report for their ICE Professional Review.

The course covers a breadth of topics including report styles, writing for impact, planning and sorting content, and structuring reports. In addition several practical sessions on the good use of English to improve clarity and readability will be included.  It will include both pre-course and in-course work for the delegates to practice their learning and receive formative feedback.

Please contact us asap if you and / or your colleagues would be interested in joining us for this course.

 

TECHNICAL REPORT TIPS

Skilful writing can give you a real business advantage as it allows you to better persuade, influence and communicate often complex ideas to non-specialists.  Knowing how to write a clear and concise report will greatly improve the efficiency of both companies and the individuals they employ.

We offer a technical report writing course that is targeted specifically at engineers and based on extensive industry experience at the sharp end.  As a taster, set out below in brief are five key things that you need to consider when writing a technical report.

1.  What is the Purpose of the Report?

There are numerous types of report, such as feasibility reports for a Client wanting to make an informed decision and reports on investigations that are required to satisfy statutory bodies. The purpose and level of detail required for each report varies so before you start writing make sure you know the purpose, the information needed and any specific requirements for the report.

2.  Make Sure it is Clear!

Any report needs to be structured so that the reader can easily find their way around it.  Not everyone will want to read every word of that long report that took you so long to write, so think first about your audience and their needs. Only then should you set out an easily navigable report structure that presents your findings simply and logically.

3.  Write for Impact

What is the aim of the report and what actions / outcomes do you expect? Knowing this will allow you to identify the key messages that you want to emphasise and balance the report to suit.  It will also help you cut out the waffle we can all put in – include only what is needed, not what you find interesting.  Use figures and tables judiciously, and use appendices to present secondary data that does not need to clutter up the main text.

4.  Use Good English

A well written report depends on clarity of English, so make sure it is grammatically correct, unambiguous and written in an appropriate tone.  Remember your report needs to be readable too, so write in plain English.  Consider varying the sentence length and phrasing to keep the text fresh.  Avoid jargon and abbreviations where possible.

5.  Check Your Report

If you originate a report then take ownership of it and make sure you check it before passing it to others for a formal check.  Allow plenty of time for checking and any amendments that may be needed.

We cover a lot more on the course, and applying the lessons taught on it could save you a lot of time and money whilst also improving the perception of yourself and your findings. Our next technical report writing course is running on Wednesday 31 May in Chesterfield.  The course includes both pre-course and in-course work for delegates to practice their learning and receive formative feedback.

To book onto the course please call Julie or Andy on 01246 807808, or email us at enquiries@surepathtraining.co.uk.  We look forward to working with you.

 

TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING COURSE DATE ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that we are re-running our technical report writing course on Wednesday 31 May in Chesterfield.  It is ideal for those wishing to develop their reporting skills and / or who are about to start writing their Professional Report for their ICE Professional Review.

The course, which has received excellent feedback previously, covers a breadth of topics including report styles, writing for impact, planning and sorting content, and structuring reports. In addition several practical sessions on the good use of English to improve clarity and readability will be included.  It will include both pre-course and in-course work for the delegates to practice their learning and receive formative feedback.

Please contact us asap if you and / or your colleagues would be interested in joining us for this course.

 

BESPOKE RETAINING WALL COURSE

We are pleased to announce that we recently completed a bespoke course on retaining walls for Foundation Piling Limited in their Bristol office.  The day course was focused on core principles and practical aspects of design, including EC7.

If you have a group of people needing training in this or any other skill area then contact us to discuss how we may be able to design a course to suit your needs and add value to your service provision.

BESPOKE TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING COURSE

We are pleased to announce the addition of a technical report writing course to our rapidly expanding list of bespoke courses.  Commissioned by a large international consultancy, the course will be delivered in July 2016 via two workshops over several weeks. It include both pre-course and in-course work for the delegates to practice their learning and receive formative feedback.

The course will cover a breadth of topics including report styles, writing for impact, planning and sorting content, and structuring reports. In addition several practical sessions on the good use of English to improve clarity and readability will be included and lead by an experienced English Language teacher.

If you have a group of people needing training in this or any other skill area then contact us to discuss how we may be able to design a course to suit your needs and add value to your service provision.