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BA~08 - Business Writing

Duration: ± 4 hours | Course Code: BA~08 | Cost From: R 250.00 per person (US$ 15)

PenWriting is a key method of communication for most people, and it's one that many people struggle with. 

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and text messaging.

Developing writing skills is still important is the business world as creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

This Business Writing Course will give the learner a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide learners with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.


To enable learners to:

  • Have Knowledge of and Understand the importance of written communication in Business
  • Understand and have knowledge of the different formats of Business communication, such as Agendas, Minutes of meetings, Proposals, reports, Letters and e-mails
  • To understand the impact of punctuation, grammar and spelling has on the professional image of the communicator in Business

Target Audience

All administrative staff, lower, middle and senior management including secretarial and clerical staff

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, all Learners should:

  • Have gained an awareness of common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • Be able to review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction.
  • Know the basic structure of agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • Know tips and techniques to use when deciding the most appropriate format to use for agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • Know tips and techniques in writing agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • Gain an overview of Request for Proposals, Projections, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases.
  • be able to define proofreading and understand techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • An understanding of peer review and be able to list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

Scope & Requirements

All Learners are required to read, write and speak English, have access to internet and computing facilities for online e-learning


R 250 per person
$ 15 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course

Duration: ± 4 hours
Course Code: BA~08

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.