Basic Reading & Written Communication

Course Duration is 1 Day

£425.00 Plus VAT (per person)

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Delivery Method

Open Public Courses РVirtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses РFace To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

Reading and writing are skills most of us take for granted, but often our jobs require us to read or write documents which are more complex or technical than our day to day correspondence. Other times we may need to read a very lengthy document and have very little time in which to understand its content. This course is designed to help delegates deal with such challenges.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wishes to ensure good reading and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

Identifying Your Own Reading Type:

Identifying your reading type involves recognizing your reading preferences and habits, such as whether you read for leisure, information, analysis, or a combination of these. It helps tailor your reading approach to your objectives.

Demonstrating Different Ways of Reading Text:

Reading techniques vary based on the purpose. For example, you can read intensively for in-depth understanding, skim for a quick overview, or scan for specific information.

Exploring Scanning and Skimming:

  • Scanning: Quickly scanning a text involves looking for specific keywords or phrases to locate particular information efficiently.
  • Skimming: Skimming entails reading quickly to get a general sense of the text, focusing on headings, subheadings, and the first sentence of each paragraph.

Describing the Stages in Analytical Reading:

Analytical reading involves multiple stages, including understanding the text’s structure, identifying main ideas and supporting details, evaluating arguments, and drawing conclusions.

Writing in a Constructive and Disciplined Way:

Constructive and disciplined writing requires careful planning, organization, and adherence to a clear structure. It involves formulating ideas logically and expressing them coherently.

Identifying and Correcting Misused Words:

Recognizing and rectifying misused words involves proofreading and editing to eliminate errors in word choice, grammar, and spelling.

Understanding How to Construct Clear Sentences:

Clear sentence construction involves using proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation to convey ideas logically and unambiguously. Sentences should be concise and avoid unnecessary complexity.

Demonstrating How to Use Punctuation Effectively:

Effective punctuation enhances readability and clarity. Understand when and how to use punctuation marks like commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes to punctuate sentences correctly.

Explaining Common Mistakes:

Common writing mistakes may include subject-verb agreement errors, run-on sentences, sentence fragments, and inconsistent tense usage. Understanding and addressing these errors is essential for clear and effective writing.

By honing your reading and writing skills through these strategies, you can become a more proficient reader and writer, improving your ability to comprehend and communicate ideas effectively while avoiding common errors.

Course Content

The Benefits:

Understanding the benefits of reading and writing includes improved knowledge acquisition, enhanced critical thinking skills, expanded vocabulary, and increased communication abilities.

Ways of Reading Texts:

Different approaches to reading include:

  • Intensive Reading: Delving deeply into a text to grasp details, nuances, and concepts thoroughly.
  • Extensive Reading: Reading broadly for a general understanding, without necessarily focusing on every detail.
  • Analytical Reading: Breaking down a text to understand its structure, main points, and supporting details.

Reviewing and Recall:

After reading, reviewing involves summarizing, reflecting on the content, and testing your recall of key information. This helps reinforce comprehension.

Structures of Text:

Understanding the structure of a text involves recognizing elements like introductions, main body, and conclusions. It helps in identifying the author’s main points and arguments.

Message Construction:

Effective message construction involves organizing ideas logically, using appropriate language, and considering the audience’s needs and expectations.


Punctuation marks such as commas, periods, semicolons, and dashes guide the flow of a sentence and clarify meaning. Using punctuation correctly ensures that the message is conveyed accurately.


Correct spelling is crucial for clear communication. Regular practice and attention to detail are essential for improving spelling skills.


Writing style encompasses the way an author expresses their ideas. It includes elements like tone, voice, word choice, and sentence structure. Developing a unique and effective style enhances communication.

By understanding these aspects, individuals can enhance their reading and writing skills, leading to improved comprehension, effective communication, and a greater ability to convey ideas clearly and persuasively.

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.


Measuring The Success


The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.