UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Business Writing online short course

STARTING IN 9 DAYS
10 WEEKS ONLINE
7 - 10 HOURS PER WEEK
OCTOBER PRESENTATION:
Course starts: 6 October 2016
Registrations close: 30 September 2016
Course fees: R12,500
FEBRUARY PRESENTATION:
Course starts: 2 February 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?

The ability to write well has an impact on almost every aspect of your career: from getting hired and performing your job effectively to increasing the success of a company and advancing your career. A business writing skill set ensures messages are conveyed correctly, reduces misunderstandings, and ultimately can conserve organisational time and effort. Business writing is often the first point of contact for a business, and if executed poorly, it can be damaging to the brand. For these reasons, professionals who have proven business writing skills are invaluable within any organisation.

Course overview

This highly practical 10-week short course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a better all-round written communicator. Learn to write effective and professional emails, proposals, reports, business documents, minutes, corporate CVs and business plans, as well as a wide variety of legal documents. Be perceived more professionally and gain the respect of both your employer and colleagues by gaining the ability to express yourself clearly through skillful business writing.

Is this course for you?

This course is for you if you want to learn how to write with professionalism. Whether you’re hoping to advance in your current career or even transition into a new role, this course will equip you with the skills needed to make an impression. If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, learning formal business writing skills can help you grow your business by ensuring that you are perceived professionally at every point of written contact.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Language basics
  • Module 2 Preparation and design of documents
  • Module 3 Letters and language
  • Module 4 Letter writing, traditional and electronic
  • Module 5 Reports - basics
  • Module 6 Reports – simulations and samples
  • Module 7 Proposals
  • Module 8 Business plans and corporate CVs
  • Module 9 Writing for meetings
  • Module 10 Understanding legal documents

Your success team

Getsmarter claire payne

CLAIRE PAYNE

Business Communication Specialist

Claire is an experienced and passionate teacher who is an expert in office administration. She lectured and managed Montrose Business College for over 14 years, and has been involved with various skills training and upliftment projects for disadvantaged students. Claire is a firm believer in career-based training, believing that students should seek out courses that will equip them to handle the requirements and pressures of the business world.

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