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Become a certified business writer

Our courses are used and trusted by:

  • Unlimited tutor support
  • Personal assignment feedback
  • Flexible study – no deadlines
  • Staff training options
  • Help finding work
  • Help starting as a freelance

Become a certified business writer

Our courses are used and trusted by:

  • Unlimited tutor support

  • Personal assignment feedback

  • Flexible study – no deadlines

  • Staff training options

  • Help finding work

  • Help starting as a freelance

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Online business writing course (QLS level 4)

An accredited business writing course for individuals and businesses

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Summary

  • Price: £494.50 or 4 monthly payments of £123.62. See payment options
  • Duration: Self-paced as long as you need
  • Requirements: Good written English. Take our business writing challenge
  • Tutor marked assignments: 12 practical tutor marked assignments. See course subjects
  • Government registered?: Yes. UKRLP Number – 10008168. See our listing
  • Accreditation: CPD | EADL
  • Quality endorsed by: The Quality Licence Scheme
  • Awards: The Quality Licence Scheme certificate of Achievement & Accredited CMP Diploma. See samples

Test your business writing skills

This business writing course is and trusted by:

Staff training and group bookings

Organisations including AutoTrader, Essex County Council, The Ministry of Defence and The Scottish Government have chosen this business writing course to train individual staff members and whole teams.

The course is designed to be completely flexible, which gives staff members the freedom to fit their studies around their other duties, and apply their new writing skills directly to their jobs.

Interested in booking this business writing course for yourself, an individual staff member or multiple members of your team? Please call us on 01243 930353 or use the ‘enquire now’ button below to submit a written enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!

What our learners say

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This vocational course covers every aspect of business writing. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, designed to help you improve and develop your writing skills.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress at every stage.

Business writing course subjects

Lesson 01: The basics

  • Learn how to write attractive and effective text.
  • Write with your reader in mind.

Lesson 02: Spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Use techniques and resources to improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Use appropriate and adaptable English grammar in your writing.

Lesson 03: Expressing information accurately

  • Analyse words and phrases to convey the correct meaning.
  • Apply techniques to ensure written content is accurate.

Lesson 04: Avoiding jargon

  • Define what jargon is and how to avoid it.
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of jargon.
  • Write words, phrases and sentences to eliminate jargon.

Lesson 05: Writing for the web

  • Learn skills that make web content relevant, focused and easy to read.
  • Write effective web content.

Lesson 06: Effective emails

  • Explain the problems that emerge when writing and handling emails.
  • Apply email etiquette.
  • Use techniques that will make emails consistent, effective and readable.

Lesson 07: Writing impressive letters

  • State why etiquette is important when writing business letters.
  • List the main points of etiquette needed for business letters.
  • Build the content of a letter from a skeleton.
  • Write an effective covering letter for a job application.

Lesson 08: Writing summaries

  • Identify when summaries are useful.
  • Prepare a document for summarising.
  • Reduce the number of words and prioritise the facts in a summary.

Lesson 09: Persuasive writing

  • Identify when persuasive writing skills are needed.
  • Apply effective persuasive writing techniques.

Lesson 10: Writing reports

  • Explain why reports are used.
  • Identify what most reports contain.
  • Plan, structure and write an effective report.

Lesson 11: Writing for sales and promotions

  • Explain and use techniques used in promotional copy, which covers anything to do with selling to businesses or consumers, including:
    • Brochures.
    • Leaflets.
    • Sales proposals.
    • Point-of-sale materials (posters, cut-outs etc).

Lesson 12: Using social media and blogs

After studying this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of social media.
  • Discuss the differences and similarities between social media sites.
  • Discuss the business writer’s role in social media marketing.
  • Explain how to write social media copy.
  • Explain what a blog is and how to create an effective one.
  • Set up, maintain and grow your own business blog.

Business writing course certifications

Our business writing course has been independently endorsed under The Quality Licence Scheme which is a product of the Skills and Education Group, who endorse high-quality, non-regulated courses and training programmes.

So at the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement endorsed under The Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the Units the learner has completed as part of the course).

In addition, you will receive the accredited CMP diploma in business writing, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a certified business writer.

These certifications will enable you to apply for a wide range of writing jobs, apply your new skills in the workplace or find freelance work.

Business writing course tutor: Ian CampbellBusiness writing course tutor: Ian Campbell

Editor | subeditor | writer | journalist

Ian Campbell is a professional writer and editor.

He has been involved in writing throughout his career.

As a journalist, he developed a strong command of English grammar, spelling and punctuation and the ability to write clearly, concisely and with the reader in mind.

As a member of management, he became skilled in writing effective memos, reports, emails and other documents to directors and management team members.

He will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.

Find out more about Ian

Money back guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with your course you are entitled to a full refund within 14 days of your enrolment.

There are no catches or exceptions. For more information, please see our money back guarantee page

Business writing course overview

Our business writing course equips you with the skills you need to produce clear and effective professional communications.

From emails and reports to webpages, memos and social media content, every organisation has a constant need for a variety of internal and external written communications.

However, many organisations send out badly-written documents and text which is full of grammatical errors, and communications that are hard to read.

Many leading organisations including, AutoTrader, Essex County Council, The Ministry of Defence and the Scottish Qualifications Authority have used this course to train their staff.
And many individuals testify that it is effective and great value for money.

Successful student Neil Kernohan told us “The tutorial support was excellent and the course content was well structured, relevant and clearly presented.” Read his review

Our comprehensive business writing course teaches you how to produce clear, concise and reader-friendly communications that boost your employability and enhance the reputation of your organisation.

This course is ideal for:

  • Businesses who want to improve the quality of their written content
  • Individuals who need to sharpen their writing skills
  • People who write as part of their jobs
  • Staff training and development
  • People looking to add value to their CV

There is growing demand for good writers these days. Most organisations need people who can:

  • Write simple, effective and error-free business communications.
  • Put together persuasive proposals, compelling newsletters and winning promotional copy.
  • Produce results-driven webpages that attract clients and customers.
  • Create tailored content for blogs and social media platforms.

Our online business writing course teaches you to write for all these areas and others. Lots of people use this course to apply their new skills directly to their jobs. See course subjects

You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app. This means the course is flexible, and gives you the chance to tackle practical, real-world business writing tasks at home, at work or on the go.

You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback and advice on every assignment.

Another successful business writing course graduate, Elise Spicer, who used the course to improve her writing in the workplace, told us: “My tutor’s feedback and support was so helpful. Comments were really thorough. The course content was really useful, and covered so many areas.” Read her review

If you need to improve your business writing skills to use in the workplace, or to boost your CV. This course has a proven track record for success.

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Business writing course reviews

I needed to sharpen my writing skills because I write a lot in my job.

The course was varied and challenging and gave a comprehensive overview of all aspects of writing.

The marked assignments were always returned promptly with constructive feedback. The content was good quality and thorough.

The course exceeded my expectations. It covered so many aspects of business writing. My tutor's feedback and support was so helpful. Comments were really thorough. The course content was really useful, and covered so many areas.

The tutorial support was excellent and the course content was well structured, relevant and clearly presented. I learned new insights in to writing for social media and websites in particular. I have already recommended the course to a friend.

The tutorial support was great. Whenever I had an issue, I always had a prompt response. The guidance I received was very good. I was never afraid to ask for help. The content was exactly what I was looking for.

The course fulfilled all the aspects I hoped it would. The tutorial support was superb as always. CMP is a quick and friendly provider to respond to anything you ask.

I work full time so this online course really appealed to me. The course was interesting and I have learned so much from it. If I had a query, I emailed and got a response almost right away.

I have developed a better writing style and can now use these skills in the workplace. I would definitely recommend this course.

I learned so much from this course. It was exactly what I needed to develop my skills to use at work. The lessons covered the practical and theoretical side of writing.

The content did a good job of training you to concentrate on fitting your writing to a specific market and also included some essential basics such avoiding jargon.

This course offered a fantastic range of lessons compared to other colleges. When I emailed with questions, I heard back straight away! I’d recommend the course to anyone who wants to improve their business writing skills.

This business writing course did exactly what I wanted it to and I found out so much more than I had expected. I have learned a lot about being a successful writer.

I wanted to improve my writing skills and learn how to write effectively for business audiences. The course met my expectations entirely. In fact, I didn't expect I would get that much value for such a reasonable price.

I chose this course after careful market research. I was very pleased at the speed of response and helpful suggestions. I got the impression that Ian really cared about helping his students.

This course gave me an insight in to the world of business writing. The tutorial support was excellent.

For the price, this course was an excellent investment in my skills.

I enrolled on this course to improve my writing skills for my own website and when writing for clients' websites and blogs. The course met my expectations. A quick response to any questions, practical advice on finding work.

Business writing course accreditation and quality

We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:

Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.

Staff training and group bookings

Organisations including AutoTrader, Essex County Council, The Ministry of Defence and The Scottish Government have chosen this business writing course to train individual staff members and whole teams.

The course is designed to be completely flexible, which gives staff members the freedom to fit their studies around their other duties, and apply their new writing skills directly to their jobs.

Interested in booking this business writing course for yourself, an individual staff member or multiple members of your team? Please call us on 01243 930353 or use the ‘enquire now’ button below to submit a written enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!

How does the course work?

This business writing course is delivered online. So, you can study at a pace you’re completely comfortable with and fit your studies around your lifestyle.

You can use a computer, or our exclusive app to work on a tablet or smartphone.

How long will it take?

This business writing course is designed to be as flexible as you need it to be. There are no deadlines, time limits or expiry dates. So, you can study at a pace that suits you, and fit the course around your lifestyle.

On average, our learners who commit to 4 hours per week to their studies, will usually complete the course within 4 months.

What will I need?

We aim to keep our course delivery as simple as possible, so people of all ages, locations and abilities can take part.

This is what you will need to study our business writing course:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or similar device.
  • Internet access.
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages.
  • An email account.
  • Access to social media profiles is preferable but not essential.

What happens when I enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates which means you can book this course 24 hours a day – 365 days a year.

Once you have completed your enrolment form and paid your fee, you will receive a login to our Online Learning Area and a document called ‘enrolment pack’, which explains how to get started, who your tutor is and other important information.

You will get immediate access to your learning materials upon purchase, but you are under no obligation to begin studying until you are ready.

Business writing course payment options

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This business writing course costs £494.50 including VAT. This is all you pay. There are no hidden charges, and we offer a wide range of secure payment methods, so you can purchase the course from wherever you live.

You can either pay the fee in full, or with four monthly instalments of £123.62 including VAT.

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Business writing course FAQ

Price:£494.50 or 4 monthly payments of £123.62. Prices include VAT. See payment options
Tutor support:Unlimited support from an expert.
Requirements:Proficient English.
Duration:Self-paced. As long as you need.
Start date:No set dates. Begin when you choose.
Delivery:Online.
Available to:UK and international learners.
Accreditation:CPD | EADL.
Quality endorsed by:The Quality Licence Scheme.
Government registered:Yes. UK Register of Learning Providers number: 10008168.
Certification:QLS Certificate & Accredited CMP Diploma.

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