Writing Skills: The Essentials Course

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How do I get straight to the point, without waffling? When should I use capitals? Can you put a comma before 'and'? Is it 'I' or 'me' or 'myself'? Their or there? It’s or it's?
If you are unsure about the basic rules of writing, or missed out on them altogether at school, this one-day writing course is for you. It will clear up all those questions, plus any others you may have about grammar and punctuation. It will show you a few simple techniques that will make your documents both easier to write and better to read. And it will increase your confidence in your own ability to write clearly, correctly and effectively.


5 Days

Who should attend

This course is for anyone in the public, private, corporate or voluntary sector who would like to refresh their basic writing skills, get to grips with grammar and punctuation, understand how avoid common mistakes, and learn to write with confidence.

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Course Objectives

Writing skills: the basics will help you write more clearly and concisely, and get the action you want. You will understand the principles of good written communication and how to put them into practice. You will be able to plan and structure any document by using the appropriate techniques. You will know how to avoid making embarrassing mistakes in grammar and punctuation, and what resources to use to build your skills over time. And you will gradually take less time over your writing, and enjoy it a great deal more.

Course Outline

Over the day you will cover:

  • The principles of good writing at work
  • Clarifying your aims
  • Planning and structuring your work
  • An introduction to basic grammar and sentence construction
  • Keeping it simple: writing in plain English
  • Avoiding waffle and other obstacles for the reader
  • Common myths and mistakes
  • Commas, apostrophes and other punctuation pitfalls
  • Confusing words and usages
  • Capitals, numbers and other style points
  • Making your writing look good
  • Checking and proofreading
  • A personal action plan

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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/+250789621067


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/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

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

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