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Writing Reports and Proposals (level 3)

Course Overview

Report Writing Course Online

Effective report writing skills are immensely valuable in a wide variety of business areas, while those able to pen genuinely persuasive proposals will often find themselves in privileged positions career-wise.  Businesses at all levels and spanning all contemporary sectors are constantly on the lookout for those with professional-level report-writing competencies - the preparation of essential business documents representing a universal business priority. 

Report writing course online,  offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the core skills, theoretical knowledge and industry insights required to take existing writing skills to the next level and beyond.  With no specific prior knowledge or experience required, candidates are gradually guided through five intensive course units, in which business-level writing is broken down and investigated in-depth.

Course content incorporates an introduction to the basics of business writing, followed by helpful insights on the use of charts and graphs. Focus then turns to the specifics of report writing, creating powerful proposals and a series of effective techniques to improve persuasiveness of writing in general. 

Course Syllabus

Online report Writing Course: Key Topics

This report writing course online, consists of the following five units:

Unit 1 – The Basics of Business Writing

In the opening course unit, candidates explore the fundamental basics of business writing, including the importance of advanced-level writing skills from a contemporary corporate perspective.  A series of writing basics are introduced and explored, including appropriate use of punctuation, sentences and sentence types, use of the active and passive voice and the identification of your own personal writing style.

Unit 2 – The Stages of Report Writing

The second course unit focuses more specifically on business report writing.  Candidates are guided through the four key stages in business report production; carrying out the necessary investigations, planning the report in full, writing the report professionally and ultimately analysing/revising the report as necessary.

Unit 3 – Using Headings, Charts and Graphs

Course content in the third unit centres around the theme of visual aids and their value/limitations when used as business document components.  Along with an introduction to headings, charts and graphs, candidates are provided with valuable insights with regard to when and how graphics in general should be used.

Unit 4 – The Proposal

Writing business proposals is the primary focus of Unit 4, which along with exploring the core components and purpose of the business proposal also guides candidates through a series of tips for making their proposals more effective and persuasive.  Putting the finishing touches to a proposal also enters the discussion.

Unit 5 – Persuasion

In the fifth and final course unit, the subject of persuasion is explored in greater depth and with greater focus.  Candidates are guided through the persuasion process, along with how to deal with tough questions, giving credit where due to others and ultimately designing and refining a message.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood Open Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Your new skills and talents will ensure you stand out as a premier candidate in any area of modern business. By improving your skills and talents with key business communications, you will find your promotion and long-term career prospects significantly enhanced. Persuasive writing expertise can also be of enormous value for business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Business workers at all levels and in all settings
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Managers and team leaders targeting enhanced communication skills
  • Employees interested in improved promotions prospects
  • Anyone looking to begin a career in business management
  • Candidates interesting in boosting their CVs and employability 

Related Links:

Writing a Business Plan (Level 2)

Certificate in Communication Skills (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Learn how to write professional-quality business document
  • Improve existing writing and administrative skills
  • Explore the art of persuasive report writing
  • Study the effective use of charts, graphs and other visuals
  • Become an invaluable business asset with a bright future 

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