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Report Writing for Executives

Learn how to write clear, concise and well organised reports.

The course aims to develop the skills required to summarise and synthesise relevant information from several sources and compile clear, concise and structured business reports with a focus on using formal, impersonal and precise language structures. 

Course Fee

The course costs R6 900.

Duration

This course is part-time and runs for 10 weeks (50 hours), excluding induction week.

Qualification

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

Programme Overview

Report Writing aims to develop the skills required to summarise and synthesise relevant information from several sources and compile clear, concise and structured business reports with a focus on using formal, impersonal and precise language structures.

Curriculum

In this course, students distinguish between facts and opinions, consolidate information and explicit ideas from more than one source into a coherent and synthesised text, interpret and describe graphs and statistics, use appropriate referencing techniques and proofread and edit reports. The structure of the common business report is looked at, including the Executive Summary, Terms of Reference, Introduction, Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations.

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 5 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 cohesive and detailed formal reports

For the organisation:

  • improve productivity
  • increase employee engagement
  • improve customer service
  • professional reports in a corporate setting
  • enhance professional images for both employers and companies
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