Advanced business writing

Course Dates: 19/09/22 - 24/10/22
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
Masterclass sessions packed with ways to develop an advanced skillset, to write persuasive and informative emails, reports and proposals. Learn about the elements of language, style and structure that you need to write to a sophisticated level in the workplace.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00

Course Code: HES26

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 19 Sep - 24 Oct '22

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is aimed at those who are confident in the basics of business writing and wish to further enhance their understanding of the language, style and structure in a professional setting. You will learn to tailor your documents to your audiences for maximum impact, using skilful persuasive techniques.

What will we cover?

- You will analyse examples of a variety of business correspondence in order to enhance your own writing style.
- You will plan complex business documents for a variety of purposes.
- You will understand the use of structuring tools when planning business writing.
- You will examine the language and vocabulary used in sophisticated business letters, emails, reports and proposals.
- You will develop appropriate tone, vocabulary and style of writing for a variety of purposes.
- You will improve upon examples of business writing and produce your own correspondence.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Develop your understanding of sophisticated business writing techniques.
- Explore approaches to style and structure that will impress colleagues and employers in the workplace.
- Set clear objectives for your writing.
- Tailor your communication to your audiences for maximum impact.
- Use a variety of advanced online tools to develop your writing.
- Make use of clever techniques to plan your writing.
- Enhance your core professional development and succeed in your chosen career path.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should have a firm grasp of formal writing and an enthusiasm for developing their writing to a more sophisticated level.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classes will consist of presentations from your tutor, pair and group work, writing exercises, reading exercises and class discussion.

All writing courses at City Lit will involve an element of workshop. This means that students will produce work which will be discussed in an open and constructive environment with the tutor and other students. The college operates a policy of constructive criticism, and all feedback on another student’s work by the tutor and other students should be delivered in that spirit.

For classes longer than one day regular reading and writing exercises will be set for completion at home to set deadlines.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a paper and pen for taking notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

Sofia Husain

Sofia is a highly skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of business and administration specialism, highlighting real life examples and the latest approaches. She studied Business and Computing at Surrey University as well as Sussex University for her teaching qualification. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and worked in family run businesses within the catering industry in prestigious areas of London as well as in California. Has also worked in the administrative environment and as a business analyst. She regularly works with staff for the South West London Mental Health services on various quality assurance projects alongside design and auditing of courses for CPD and service users, and delivers talks on an internet platform. Sofia’s approach is highly meticulous while grounded in technique, drive and experience. She is also skilled at assuring each student is able to gain confidence and individualised targets to meet their own learning journey. She looks forward to facilitating you in building your skillsets for your dream career paths.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.