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Writing Skills for Professionals

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): 19 August 2022
  • Duration: 19 - 26 August, Fridays 10 am - 4 pm for two weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
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  • Entry Requirements:
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Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The standard fee would normally be £395.

On this course, you'll learn how to win over your audience with the right words. It's ideal for anyone that would like to write more confidently, instead of fearing it!

It's equally useful if you're regularly writing reports, presentations and project briefs, and would like to develop your writing skills to influence others.

What you’ll study

This course is designed to help you communicate effectively.

It'll provide an understanding of how to write important or technical information in a way that can be read by a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences.

During this course you will:

  • learn how to get started writing
  • consider the importance of different audiences and their varying needs
  • practice writing in the correct tone, balancing professionalism with personality
  • understand how to get your readers' attention to get the message across
  • plan how to best structure your writing to make the biggest impact
  • identify the use of jargon, acronyms, abbreviations and initials
  • discover how to use illustrations effectively
  • work on your timing and targeting your audience
  • gain feedback on your writing style

The course is delivered through lectures and group discussions, classroom activities and real-life examples.

How you’re taught

In-person from the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Contact hours

19 August and 26 August 2022.

10 am - 4 pm

Tutor profile: Becky Cullen

Becky is a researcher at Nottingham Trent University, and delivers leadership training courses for managers.

She is particularly skilled in giving feedback; her delegates achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.

Becky was Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, and her work has been published in journals including the prestigious PN Review.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.

How to apply

To book a place on this course, please download and complete the enrolment form

Completed forms should be returned to

For any questions, you can also call +44 (0)115 848 2813.

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