Communications Skills


5 Days: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Diploma


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Course Overview

The 5-day Business Communications Skills diploma course will help you improve your writing skills and ability to communicate effectively in professional settings. This practical and comprehensive course will help you communicate better with the media, stakeholders, clients and your colleagues.

You will learn how to adapt your writing to specific purposes (persuade, entertain, inform, explain and describe), whilst also improving the clarity and conciseness of your writing. You will also explore how to write compelling blogs and the power of storytelling.

Course Details

  • Write for business
  • Write a powerful business report
  • Write an effective business email
  • Format a business document
  • Copy edit your own work, as well as other people’s 
  • Write interesting and impactful blogs
  • Write press releases
  • Utilise storytelling in your everyday communication
Day 1 – Business Writing 
  • Enhance your professional writing communication across platforms  
  • Identify and clarify your aims and objectives of business communications 
  • Pitch the style and tone right  
  • Develop writing styles to relay key messages to various audiences 
  • Tackle tricky grammar and punctuation, with easy-to-follow rules 
  • Relay your corporate message across 
  • Carry out final checks: drafts, proofing, and copy editing 
Day 2 – Blog Writing  
  • Benefits of blogs to your brand as a powerful marketing tool  
  • Define your target audience 
  • Develop a content strategy for your blogs that targets and engages your readers  
  • Create credible content for your blogs and the building blocks for the structure  
  • Maximise your digital marketing opportunities with your blogging  
  • Create an effective SEO strategy for your blog 
Day 3 – Copy Editing  
  • Elements of writing style and making dense copy easier and more interesting to read  
  • Working through tricky spelling, punctuation and grammar 
  • Writing catchy headlines, punchy intros and interesting captions 
  • House style – Components of a house style guide and its benefits, establishing and maintaining a clear style guide 
Day 4 – Communications and Storytelling 
  • To choose the right story and apply effective storytelling skills  
  • To establish the key elements of storytelling 
  • To create narrative patterns 
  • To enhance your speaking techniques 
  • To reach and engage an audience 
  • To reach your communications objectives 
Day 5 – Media writing skills  
  • Write effective press releases with the correct structure, balance, tone, and style 
  • Develop a successful media strategy 
  • Make social media work for your media campaigns 
  • Frame your branding messages within your media communications 

This Business Communications course is suitable for anyone interested in improving their overall communications skills in a workplace context. This could range from graduates to C-level executives.

LSPR Professional Development Diploma. The Diploma is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service:

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Course Dates

  • Monday 2nd October 2023 (Online)
  • Monday 16th October 2023 (In-Person)
  • Monday 30th October 2023 (Online)
  • Monday 13th November 2023 (In-Person)
  • Monday 27th November 2023 (Online)
  • Monday 11th December 2023 (In-Person)

Offers and Concessions

The charity rate is a 15% discount.
Use code CHARITY15 to get 15% off your booking.
The group rate is a 15% discount for groups of 3.
Use code GROUP15 to get 15% off your booking.
If your group is more than 3,
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Subject to availability. These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and are available on selected courses. 
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Course Options

All of our short courses are designed to be flexible to your needs and demands

Online and In-Person

All of our short courses can be taken live online or in-person at our Notting Hill centre.

Team Training

Book your team onto one of our scheduled short courses where they will learn alongside other professionals, or book a customised private course with our assistance.

Tailored Programs

Need a course specific to your needs? We can tailor our short courses to fit with your specifications.

Additional Courses

Explore these three related short courses – chosen and recommended by our industry experts.

Business Writing

Explore how to succinctly and consistently portray your message to key audiences, whilst improving clarity and accuracy in your writing.


Define your blog writing goals, understand the best approach for structure, how to decide on topics, and content to engage your audiences, create effective marketing strategies, and how to achieve SEO optimisation for your blog.

Copy Editing

Gain the specific knowledge, and practical skills needed to copy edit, proofread and re-write to a high standard, whether your work is in a communications role or within the publishing industry.

Our Happy Clients

I very much enjoyed this course. It included everything I wanted to know… I only wish it lasted longer!

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Makenzie Dougall

Copy Editor

The course has grounded me in a better understanding of the industry processes and interdependencies.

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Sydney Radclyffe


The course was really enjoyable and informative, and it was really helpful to gain a more formal understanding of grammar rules and editing techniques.

Louise Jarrold

Publishing Executive

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