Certificate in Business Writing

Learn business English and business writing  — 5 accredited online courses and ebook

FREE ebook with this Certificate: 'Business Writing Plus' worth $9.99


    Business English course independently reviewed by the CPD Standards Office in the UK 5 hour online writing course in business English, grammar and punctuation   Study business English online on your mobile, laptop or desktop in NZ, Australia, Canada, USA, UK  100% money-back guarantee on all Contented online business English courses and business writing courses

    Update and upgrade your business writing skills in just 5 hours. Add detailed textbook Business Writing Plus by business English expert, Rachel McAlpine, and you're ready for any communication challenge.

    What you learned about writing at college is not always appropriate in the workforce. Drop the academic writing style and start communicating clearly! Expect this business English course to open your eyes and boost your career prospects.

    All professionals need to learn how to write clearly: they are not born with business writing skills. This modern business communication course is very popular for staff training and induction training. Just 5 hours of fast, fun study transforms graduates into useful staff members.

    You will learn

    • core business writing skills
    • clever English grammar and punctuation techniques
    • how to improve the clarity of your business writing
    • a simple system for structuring and writing business reports
    • practical skills that you can apply straight away
    • techniques that meet the latest industry standards.

    Top features 

    • Written by plain language expert and trainer
    • Recognised CPD qualification to add to your professional credentials
    • Accredited by the CPD Standards Office, UK
    • Equivalent to a 1-day business writing workshop
    • Takeaway materials and detailed business communication book
    • 100% money-back guarantee

    Certificate curriculum: 5 online courses

    1. Writing plain English 1. Make documents easy to read; structure documents for the reader; learn techniques for writing concisely.
    2. Writing plain English 2. Use words, sentences, lists, verbs and grammar that are easy to understand as well as correct.
    3. Modern punctuation. Grasp the principles behind all punctuation. Punctuate and capitalize consistently and correctly.  Avoid common punctuation errors.
    4. Painless grammar. Dodge grammar traps and write correct business English; master some key grammar rules; and learn simple English grammar techniques to avoid making mistakes.
    5. Writing business reports. Get specific, practical, guidelines for researching, thinking, planning, writing and editing business reports. Includes a QA tool.

    Certificate details

    Audience: All professionals who write documents, emails and business reports for work. New graduates (work-ready) and new staff (induction).  

    Prerequisite: None, apart from a computer and internet access.

    Qualification: Professional development qualification, independently accredited by the CPD Standards Office UK: 5 credits for your CPD record. 

    Time and place: Distance learning courses. Start any time within 12 months. Study online at your own pace.

    Duration: You can access the online courses for 90 days from the time you first log in. Equivalent to 1-day professional writing workshop.

    Assessment: 5 online tests.

    Author: Rachel McAlpine, a plain language expert, is the author of both the online writing courses and the textbook. Rachel has taught business writing and communication skills in Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand and Singapore.

    About the textbook: Business Writing Plus

    This remarkable 409-page business communication textbook gives you a strong professional advantage. It places business writing firmly in the real world of digital media, social media, search engines and online publishing tools.

    Learn English grammar and punctuation online and gain professional development credits for your CPD record from CPD Standards Office in the UK Certificate in Business Writing comes with money-back guarantee for professionals in the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, Australia  

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