Engineering essentials

Technical report writing

We have designed this practical course to support anyone needing to create, compile, edit or manage technical documents.

1 day

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Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT

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Technical report writing
£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


We have designed this practical course to support anyone needing to create, compile, edit or manage technical documents.

Anyone involved in technical work will quickly discover the challenges presented when trying to communicate their ideas, information, proposals or recommendations to others. All too often, the impact of many hours of work can hinge on the ability to explain the results quickly and effectively to others.

This practical, one-day course is designed to present the key principles of technical document creation and explain how to make the task as simple as possible using tools and techniques to improve the quality and reduce the time needed to produce effective technical documents.

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"I could get information down, but the structure was taking so much time and I needed to consider the objectives of the reader a lot more. My writing is more concise and the whole process is much slicker than before."
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Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels but is particularly useful for those new to report writing in a business context.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

• Define and agree the purpose of the report.
• Have a clear understanding of the needs of your readers.
• Design a document structure to effectively get your message across.
• Identify the necessary content and have an appropriate layout.
• Use a number of readily available tools to assist with report writing.
• Edit more competently and eliminate avoidable mistakes.
• Adopt a clear and concise writing style and measure it using Microsoft statistics.
• Reference and quote correctly, and not infringe copyright.
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

• Planning your report.
• Report structure.
• Editing.
• Grammar and styling.
• Assessment of your writing style.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: D

  1. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Technical report writing.

  • Jean Billingsley

    Jean Billingsley

    Jean has 25 years’ experience in engineering and project management, holding senior management positions at Rolls-Royce and Alstom, most recently as Programme Manager.
  • Penny Taylor

    Penny Taylor CEng FIMechE FWES

    Penny is a Fellow of the Institution and has over 20 years experience in the automotive industry and is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    Coventry, London, Virtual classroom, Manchester
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:

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Available dates for Technical report writing

1 day course

24 Jul 2024
13 Aug 2024
Virtual classroom
26 Sep 2024 09:00-16:30 BST
10% discount available until 26 July
22 Oct 2024 10% discount available until 22 August
21 Nov 2024 10% discount available until 21 September
12 Dec 2024 10% discount available until 12 October

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