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Write a Technical Report US116389


Write a Technical Report US116389


Business and Report Writing
Business Writing Skills SAQA US 12153
Business Writing that Works
Formatting Professional Documents
Technical Report Writing
Writing Reports and Proposals


Andrew Badham

Bernard Niewoud Kerrin Badham Kirstin S Bosworth


Being able to write a succinct and readable report is a key requirement in many business fields. This course helps you practice writing a clear, complete, and correct technical report, which contains all the necessary information and which is easy to understand. It is aligned to meet the outcomes of unit standard 116389 at NQF level 4, for 4 credits.

This course covers a fundamental unit standard in the National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development), qualification ID 48872 for 131 credits at NQF level 5. 

A learner completing this short skills course will earn 4 credits at NQF level 4, towards the fundamental component of this qualification.

The course gives practical guidance in how to structure and write a technical report through the following 4 steps:


  1. Collect information for writing the report
  2. Plan the writing of the report
  3. Write the report
  4. Revise the report


Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Classroom 2 day ZAR 5,500.00 Get a Quote
Live Virtual Training 2 day ZAR 4,500.00 Get a Quote

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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This course suits anyone who needs to write reports in a technical environment and who would benefit from an accredited course. 



Sufficient knowledge of the subject of the report and the ability to interpret technical drawings.

Basic business English reading and writing skills are needed.

Adequate computer literacy skills, access to a laptop or PC with a stable fast internet connection, and a wordprocessor and spreadsheet application are needed for webinar training.

Course Outline / Curriculum

1.     Collect information for writing the report.

a.     Clarify and define the purpose of the report.

b.     Consider criteria for determining which facts are relevant to the report.

c.      Considering which tools and equipment is required to ascertain the facts.

d.     Consider the order in which facts are presented (logical ordering).

e.     Getting things right - the consequences of inaccurate information.


2.     Plan the writing of the report.

a.     Grouping and ordering the facts.

b.     Drafting appropriate headings for sections.

c.      Selecting relevant facts and disregarding the rest.

d.     Making facts and figures understandable to the reader.


3.     Write the report.

a.     Considering wording and phraseology for the recipient.

b.     Report layout:

                                                    i.     Heading styles

                                                   ii.     Basic report components - Introduction, body, conclusion, and recommendation.

c.      Writing to convey sufficient subject knowledge.

d.     Interpreting technical drawings.

e.     Avoiding Bias.

f.       The Readability Index.


4.     Report Revision.

a.     The importance of editing

                                                    i.     Checking the draft to ensure it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.

b.     Reformatting and style guides.

c.      Using templates.

d.     Submitting your final report.

Schedule Dates and Booking

There are currently no scheduled dates.

Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below, and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.
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