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					BUSINESS WRITING AND REPORT WRITING
Accredited against the following unit standard US 12153: Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment. NQF Level 4 Credits 5 US 12155: Apply comprehension skills to engage written text in a business environment. NQF Level 4 Credits 5

DURATION: 3 DAYS COURSE OVERVIEW
The course focuses on comprehension of text in a business context and the development of the skills to write texts and reports. The learner is equipped with both cognitive and affective dimensions of reading comprehension skills that enable them to interrogate a technical text in order to maximise understanding and to acquire the skills needed to extract relevant information from texts used in a business environment. The course enables learner to identify textual features specific to texts in a business environment including legal documents. A key component of the course is report writing. The course equips the candidate to determine the purpose a report, accurately gather data as well as structure their thinking and writing and write a well written report in plain language as well as an executive summary. The course is targeted at both administrative and middle and senior management staff that is required to comprehend business documents including legislation and write text and reports appropriate to their particular business context. Entry requirements for the course are Grade 10 in schooling or NQF Level 3 in Communication Entry level to the course is NQF Level 3 in Communication or Grade 10.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, the learner should be capable of: Using textual features and conventions • specific to business texts audience for the communication at an • internal and /or external level Identifying purpose of a text • Draft and edit a technical text • • Selecting appropriate text type, format and layout including visual presentation, headings, bullets, numbering and other layout features • Using appropriate phrasing for headings, stem sentences and phrase match where bullets used • Organizing and structuring a technical text appropriately • Using appropriate grammar conventions including sentence constructions, passive and active voice use • Drafting and editing technical text • Writing memos, faxes, e-mails, reports and proposals appropriate to their work context. • Recognizing errors and checking for accuracy presenting the same information in different ways • Using plain language in business • Using appropriate grammar conventions including sentence construction, passive and active voice use • Using appropriate phrasing for headings, stem sentence and phrase match where bullets are used; • Presenting the same information in different ways including text, graphs, tables, flow charts and diagrams Identifying and responding to textual • features specific to texts Recognizing information explicit icy stated • in a text Using information explicitly stated in a text • as well as his/ her industry or sector

COURSE CONTENT
UNIT 1: UNIT 2: UNIT 3: UNIT 4: UNIT 5:   Effective Communication and Introduction to Business Writing Planning to Write Report writing, proposal writing, memos, agendas, minutes and emails Writing and editing your document Reading and understanding business documents

Head Office (Cape Town): 206 Rosmead Ave, Wynberg, 7800, PO Box. 457, Plumstead 7801 Gauteng: Postnet Suite 469, Private Bag X51, Bryanston / East London: Posnet Suite Number 187, Private Bag X3, Beacon Bay, 5205, South Africa. Ph: (021) 762 - 5742 Fax: (021) 762 – 9745 Email: fara@farananiservices.co.za http://www.farananiservices.co.za (PTY) LTD 2007/019026/07 Accreditation No: Services Seta: 0866/02/11/05 Directors: Benedict Pillay, Deborah Williams, Zukiswa Mandlana

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knowledge, intuition and personal experience as a basis for conjecture and hypotheses Recalling from memory ideas and information explicitly stated in a text Analyzing, synthesizing and organizing information explicitly stated in a text.

METHODOLOGY
The course is hands on with the learners being competent in verbal and written skills that will enable them to function better within the workplace. The learning activities include: roleplays, case studies, videos, self discovery exercises, small and large group discussions, peer learning through the buddy system and PowerPoint inputs. The following material is supplied: • • A learner manual An assessment guide.

WHERE POSSIBLE WE ASK THE CLIENT TO SUPPLY THEIR BUSINESS REPORTING FORMAT WHICH WE USE AS TEMPLATES DURING THE TRAINING.

ASSESSMENT
Formative assessment is carried out during the training via Course Activities. The Summative assessment commences after the training in the form of a written knowledge questionnaire and a practical assignment that the learners need to complete within their workplace.

PTY LTD 2007/019026/07 VAT Registration No: 4450193562 Accreditation No: Services Seta: 0866/02/11/05 D Directors: Benedict Pillay, Deborah Williams, Zukiswa Mandlana

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