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Business Writing

Is your writing clear and effective?

Our Business writing course aims to develop students' skills to write clear, concise, and effective emails, memos, letters, minutes and proposals, using the appropriate register, tone, language structure, and word choice.

As Marvin Swift memorably said, "clear writing means clear thinking."

Course Fee

The course costs R9 900.

Classes are subject to a minimum of 8 students. We reserve the right not to run a particular course in an intake if there is insufficient demand. 


This course is a contact, part-time course and runs for 10 weeks (40 hours), excluding the examination session.


Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a Certificate of Competence.

Programme Overview

Business Writing is designed for individuals who want to enhance their business writing skills and improve their vocabulary to suit a business context. This course aims to incorporate the various aspects of grammar and sentence types to create well-structured and coherent texts.


This course is designed to introduce students to the various types of business texts: minutes, letters, proposals, emails, memos and agendas. Students are introduced to strategies to tailor their writing to the audience and the purpose of the writing. In addition, students are exposed to different registers and more complex vocabulary.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • No specific school or tertiary qualification is required
  • All students must be literate and numerate
  • All students are required to complete a pre-assessment to determine the student’s level of English proficiency (the pre-assessment is done on-site and takes 1 hour)
  • Entry to this course is dependent on students demonstrating NQF level 4 language proficiency.


Career Opportunities

For the individual:

  •  acquire greater written and oral fluency in business situations
  • attain a higher level of confidence in your ability to conduct business in English
  • progress faster and further in your career
  • write accurate, coherent, cohesive, detailed and concise business texts

For the organisation:

  •  improve productivity
  • increase employee engagement
  • improve customer service
  • improve verbal and written communication
  • enhance professional images for both employers and companies