Advanced Report Writing Skills Course

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We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs. We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our face to face calendar allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice - offering you the ultimate in convenience and value for money.

June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
ARW008 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Mombasa, Kenya KES 182,000 | $2,200 Register
ARW008 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
ARW008 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Kampala, Uganda $3,300 Register
ARW008 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Accra, Ghana $4,400 Register
ARW008 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Cape Town, South Africa $4,400 Register
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June 2024

17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
KES 182,000 $2,200
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
KES 166,000 $2,200
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
Cape Town
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


This Course is intended to help the participants do the writing their job demands. If you are a manager at any level in business, government, or industry, you must write reports.

Whether you want to or not, you write to explain things, to smooth relationships and to convince others of the value of some course of action. Writing must be clear, concise, complete, and correct. It must also convey your message in a courteous tone.

The course will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires. When you have completed this course you will be able to define the key concepts associated with Advanced Report Writing and you will be able to: Identify the main obstacles to effective Report Writing and how to avoid them; Understand the nature of a Technical Report and Project Report; Write from the perspective of the writer and the reader.


10 Days

Target audience

This course is specifically for experienced report writers looking to produce more effective documents.

Course Level:

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn how to:

  • To learn the value of good written communications
  • Understand how to write with clarity, brevity and a modern, professional voice
  • Communicate complex information, ideas, decisions and arguments to a variety of readers, using clear English
  • Write well-structured documents that get the message across quickly, clearly and effectively
  • To prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information
  • To learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct
  • Identify and avoid common errors of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and punctuation
  • Improve the presentation of a report
  • Have the skills to edit and proofread your own and others’ written work

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Define the key issues to be covered and the ‘question’ being asked
  • Communication objectives – precise objectives for what we want the readers to know, feel and do
  • Develop a research strategy

Module 2

  • Research methods: Primary and secondary
  • Report types and structures
  • Principles of plain English
  • Principles of page layout and document design

Module 3

  • The role of supporting elements such as the executive summary and follow up
  • Structure the argument effectively
  • Use a style of plain English that improves understanding and raises levels of interest
  • Produce an effective and attractive layout

Module 4

  • Package the report with an interesting title, executive summary, contents page
  • Compile reports ensuring content and format are appropriate.
  • Discuss the focus of the report - deciding on correct content.

Module 5

  • Meeting reporting deadlines.
  • How to select, format, structure and layout reports: including headings, bullets and numbering.
  • Ensure the document sequence is logical and meaningful.

Module 6

  • How to present information differently: text, graphs, tables, flow charts and diagrams.
  • Organising and structuring a technical text appropriately.
  • Presenting the same information in different ways.

Module 7

  • Technical reports
  • General reports
  • Report checklists

Module 8

  • Topic or subject matter
  • Purpose of the report
  • Scope of the report

Module 9

  • Section identification systems
  • Referencing
  • Table of contents

Module 10

  • Stages of report production
  • Checklist for editing our work
  • Appendix: homophones and parts of speech

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] / [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected] / [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before Course Start Date

Send proof of payment to [email protected] / [email protected]

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