Technical Report Writing Course

Our Technical Report Writing Course is accredited by the Services Seta and material covers unit standards 12153 and 110023 at NQF Level 4 worth 11 credits

Course Duration: 3 Days

This course aims at people who need to improve their report writing skills and equip participants with the knowledge, skills and capabilities for professional technical writing. It equips participants with the skills to gather data, collate the data and then draw up a highly professional and accurate technical report.Decision makers make important choices based on the key data that they receive. Those who do report writing are thus trusted to do a professional job of researching and collating information into a coherent, accurate and unbiased document.

Course Duration: 3 Days
Upon completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Learn to improve your writing skills continuously by understanding sentence and paragraph fundamentals
  • Identify the intended audience for the communication
  • Understand best practices for compiling technical presentation documents
  • Identify the scope, need and purpose of various types of data
  • Structure, write and improve the quality of technical presentations by effectively communicating a message
  • Write professional reports by checking content and format are appropriate and ensuring the document sequence is logical and meaningful
  • How to plan format, structure and layout a presentation including headings, bullets and numbering
  • How to present information differently: graphs, tables, pie charts and diagrams
  • Recognise errors and assess accuracy through rigorously applying a checklist to texts
  • Meet reporting deadlines
  • Check reliability and credibility of data used by making an evaluative judgment after comparing the ideas presented in a text with external criteria from other written or oral sources and one's own experience and knowledge of the business sector
  • Be confident to prepare and deliver a professional presentation of the research within a business context.
Course Duration: 3 Days

MODULE 1: Writing in perspective

  • Writing in a Technical Context
  • The Technical Writer in YOU!

MODULE 2: The technical writing process

  • The Technical Writing Process

MODULE 3: Arranging

  • Structure and Layout

MODULE 4: Writing, Reviewing and Editing

  • Language and Grammar
  • Types of Reports
  • Monitoring Project Progress
  • Format for an Evaluation Presentation
  • Checklist for Editing Work