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What you will learn - Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More
  • Improve sentence construction and paragraph development
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals
  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal
Get BIG Savings with our Business Writing Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses
  1. Business Writing
  2. Collaborative Business Writing
  3. Advanced Writing Skills
  4. Proposal Writing
  5. Budget and Financial Reports
1. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing
2. Collaborative Business Writing : Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams
3. Advance Writing Skills: Enhance Your Business Writing Skills

This course is designed for good writers who are ready to learn the nuances of letters, business cases, proposals, and reports. Therefore, we recommend that you complete “Business Writing That Works” before beginning this course.

In this course, you will learn how to write specific kinds of documents, including letters, business cases, reports, and proposals. You will also review some fundamental writing rules, such as the four C’s of writing and paragraph construction.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make your writing clear, complete, concise, and correct.
  • Improve sentence construction and paragraph development.
  • Deal with specific business requests.
  • Create effective business cases, proposals, and reports.
  • Thoroughly document sources that you use in your writing.
4. Proposal Writing : Learn how to Structure, Write and Finish a Proposal

A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice.

This course will take you through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why you are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; to creating the final, professional product.

This course is targeted at individuals and groups who require an understanding of how to structure, write, and finish a proposal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic requirements for developing a proposal.
  • Follow the approach provided to help develop focused, high-quality proposals.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques to determine an appropriate structure to use for your proposals in different situations.
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve your proposals.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in your proposal writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal.
5. Budget and Financial Reports : Back Your Business with Bulletproof Finance

Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors.

The goal of this course is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information.

By the end of this Budget and Financial Reports Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to analyze financial statements
  • Understand budgets
  • How to make budgeting easy
  • Understand advanced forecasting techniques
  • Understand how to manage the budget
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • Identify the legal aspects of finances

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Business Writing 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Certificate In Collaborative Business Writing Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Advance Writing Skills Online Course

 

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Course Assessment

 Session 2: The Four Cs of Writing

  • Writing Clearly
  • Familiar Words
  • Precise Words
  • Concrete Nouns
  • Using Jargon
  • Jargon
  • Writing Concisely
  • Being Concise
  • Our Concise Responses
  • Complete Writing
  • Writing Correctly
  • Selecting Your Sources
  • Style
  • Being Stylish
  • Facts
  • Being Factual
  • Facts About the Internet
  • Choosing Your Sources
  • Selecting Our Sources - Responses

 Session 3: Writing Mechanics

  • Emphasis
  • Adding Emphasis
  • Sentence Unity
  • Sentence Structure
  • Paragraph Size
  • Proper Paragraphs
  • Our Arranged Paragraphs
  • More on Paragraphs - Unity
  • More on Paragraphs - Coherence
  • More on Paragraphs - Emphasis
  • Rhythm
  • Voice
  • Are You Being Active or Passive?
  • Changing the Emphasis

 Session 4: Dealing with Specific Requests

  • Types of Letters
  • Information Requests
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters Refusing Requests
  • Letters of Persuasion
  • Recommendation
  • Saying No
  • Persuading
  • Responding

 Session 5: Preparing Business Documents

  • Defining Business Cases
  • Business Cases
  • Setting Up Your Business Case
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Formal Reports
  • Documentation
  • Direct Quotes
  • Citing Sources
  • Being Consistent

 Session 6: Editing Techniques

  • Pre-Assignment Review

 Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate In Proposal Writing Online Course 

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Glossary

  • What is Finance?
  • Commonly used Terms
  • Key Players
  • Important Financial Organisations
  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three - Understanding Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements (AKA Profit and Loss Statements)
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Annual Reports

Module Four - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 1)

  • Income Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 2)

  • Long - Term Analysis Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)

Module Six - Understanding Budgets

  • Common types of budgets
  • What information do I need?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What should a budget look like?

Module Seven - Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring in historical data
  • Gathering related information
  • Adjusting for special circumstances
  • Putting it all together
  • Computer based methods

Module Eight - Advanced Forecasting Technigues

  • Using the average
  • Regression Analysis
  • Extrapolation
  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine - Managing the Budget

  • How to tell if you're on track
  • Should your budget be updated
  • Keeping a diary of lessons learned
  • When to panic

Module Ten - Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 questions you must ask
  • Determining the Payback period
  • Deciding whether to lease or buy
  • Thinking outside the box

Module Eleven - A Glimpse into the Legal World

  • A brief history
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • CEO / CFO Certification
  • 8th Company Law Directive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Requirements

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All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: Unlimited Lifetime
  • Time: Study at your own pace
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours per course
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn - Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More
  • Improve sentence construction and paragraph development
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals
  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal
Get BIG Savings with our Business Writing Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses
  1. Business Writing
  2. Collaborative Business Writing
  3. Advanced Writing Skills
  4. Proposal Writing
  5. Budget and Financial Reports
1. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing
2. Collaborative Business Writing : Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams
3. Advance Writing Skills: Enhance Your Business Writing Skills

This course is designed for good writers who are ready to learn the nuances of letters, business cases, proposals, and reports. Therefore, we recommend that you complete “Business Writing That Works” before beginning this course.

In this course, you will learn how to write specific kinds of documents, including letters, business cases, reports, and proposals. You will also review some fundamental writing rules, such as the four C’s of writing and paragraph construction.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make your writing clear, complete, concise, and correct.
  • Improve sentence construction and paragraph development.
  • Deal with specific business requests.
  • Create effective business cases, proposals, and reports.
  • Thoroughly document sources that you use in your writing.
4. Proposal Writing : Learn how to Structure, Write and Finish a Proposal

A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice.

This course will take you through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why you are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; to creating the final, professional product.

This course is targeted at individuals and groups who require an understanding of how to structure, write, and finish a proposal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic requirements for developing a proposal.
  • Follow the approach provided to help develop focused, high-quality proposals.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques to determine an appropriate structure to use for your proposals in different situations.
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve your proposals.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in your proposal writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal.
5. Budget and Financial Reports : Back Your Business with Bulletproof Finance

Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors.

The goal of this course is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information.

By the end of this Budget and Financial Reports Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to analyze financial statements
  • Understand budgets
  • How to make budgeting easy
  • Understand advanced forecasting techniques
  • Understand how to manage the budget
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • Identify the legal aspects of finances

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Business Writing 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Certificate In Collaborative Business Writing Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Advance Writing Skills Online Course

 

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Course Assessment

 Session 2: The Four Cs of Writing

  • Writing Clearly
  • Familiar Words
  • Precise Words
  • Concrete Nouns
  • Using Jargon
  • Jargon
  • Writing Concisely
  • Being Concise
  • Our Concise Responses
  • Complete Writing
  • Writing Correctly
  • Selecting Your Sources
  • Style
  • Being Stylish
  • Facts
  • Being Factual
  • Facts About the Internet
  • Choosing Your Sources
  • Selecting Our Sources - Responses

 Session 3: Writing Mechanics

  • Emphasis
  • Adding Emphasis
  • Sentence Unity
  • Sentence Structure
  • Paragraph Size
  • Proper Paragraphs
  • Our Arranged Paragraphs
  • More on Paragraphs - Unity
  • More on Paragraphs - Coherence
  • More on Paragraphs - Emphasis
  • Rhythm
  • Voice
  • Are You Being Active or Passive?
  • Changing the Emphasis

 Session 4: Dealing with Specific Requests

  • Types of Letters
  • Information Requests
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters Refusing Requests
  • Letters of Persuasion
  • Recommendation
  • Saying No
  • Persuading
  • Responding

 Session 5: Preparing Business Documents

  • Defining Business Cases
  • Business Cases
  • Setting Up Your Business Case
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Formal Reports
  • Documentation
  • Direct Quotes
  • Citing Sources
  • Being Consistent

 Session 6: Editing Techniques

  • Pre-Assignment Review

 Session 7: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 4 - Certificate In Proposal Writing Online Course 

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Glossary

  • What is Finance?
  • Commonly used Terms
  • Key Players
  • Important Financial Organisations
  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three - Understanding Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements (AKA Profit and Loss Statements)
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Annual Reports

Module Four - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 1)

  • Income Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 2)

  • Long - Term Analysis Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)

Module Six - Understanding Budgets

  • Common types of budgets
  • What information do I need?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What should a budget look like?

Module Seven - Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring in historical data
  • Gathering related information
  • Adjusting for special circumstances
  • Putting it all together
  • Computer based methods

Module Eight - Advanced Forecasting Technigues

  • Using the average
  • Regression Analysis
  • Extrapolation
  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine - Managing the Budget

  • How to tell if you're on track
  • Should your budget be updated
  • Keeping a diary of lessons learned
  • When to panic

Module Ten - Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 questions you must ask
  • Determining the Payback period
  • Deciding whether to lease or buy
  • Thinking outside the box

Module Eleven - A Glimpse into the Legal World

  • A brief history
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • CEO / CFO Certification
  • 8th Company Law Directive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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