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Business Writing Skills

Business Writing Skills


The Business Writing Skills course at CTS College will teach you the important elements of composition and style and help you improve all of your written communication - from business emails to job applications.

Whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer or executive, if you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this programme, you would know how to develop powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated, giving you a real advantage when you need to get the attention of your readers and initiate the desired response.


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Analyze written and verbal communications and evaluate their usefulness, relevance, rhetorical components, and stylistic elements
  • Think critically about rhetorical choices and audience awareness
  • Compose effective and persuasive written, visual and oral texts for diverse audiences
  • Recognize and implement the qualities associated with effective business writing, particularly the hallmarks of correctness, conciseness, coherence, and clarity
  • Write a variety of business documents including resumes, letters, emails, memos, white papers, and reports


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in 1 day
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Professionals
  • Bloggers
  • Marketing & communications personnel
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Clerical staff and administrative assistants
  • Executives

It would also be beneficial to those in need of:

  • Writing a large number of business documents at speed
  • Reducing your reliance on colleagues and supervisors to edit your work
  • Developing a more professional business writing style

Entry Requirements

The following are the recommended entry requirements for this course:

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge
  • A creative mind-set
  • A passion for professionalism in communications

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Writing Clear and Effective Emails

  • Using short, clear sentences and simple punctuation
  • Formatting for readability
  • Proofreading emails
  • Writing clear, meaningful subject lines
  • Writing informative beginnings
  • Using headings, generalizations and paragraphs
  • Writing cordial and informative conclusions

2: Memoranda

  • Formatting letters and memos
  • Preparing notes
  • Organising the writing
  • Introducing the content
  • Presenting explanations in blocks listing clarity
  • Writing clear and complete explanations

3: Business Letters

  • Introducing - the reason for writing
  • Detailing - stating your business
  • Requesting something / agreeing to requests
  • Concluding - next steps / future action
  • Writing positive & negative letters e.g. fundraising and cover letters


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:30 am to 05:00 pm 1 Day 7 hours $1,250.00 Ms. Lisa Guichard

Session - Saturday (09:30 am to 05:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Saturday, February 24, 2024 Saturday, February 24, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Saturday, May 11, 2024 Saturday, May 11, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Saturday, August 17, 2024 Saturday, August 17, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Saturday, November 23, 2024 Saturday, November 23, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Ongoing exercises


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,250. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Lisa Guichard to facilitate the Business Writing Skills course. Ms. Guichard not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

With over 20 years experience in media, journalism, television and radio productions. Lisa has held the portfolio of Marketing and Communications Manager for two major urban frequencies over the last decade and continues to contribute, on an editorial platform, to several local and regional magazine publications.

Pursuing her passion for journalism from a young age, she began her career in media as a Journalist with the Trinidad Guardian, where she was nominated at the MATT Media Awards for the best local series 'How To Spot A Trini'. Shortly thereafter, she produced her very first magazine 'Body Focus' which was closely followed by her second publication 'Business Focus'.

Goal-oriented & ambitious, Lisa developed her own television series 'Salt & Fresh' featuring media icons Errol Fabien and George Gonzales. She delved into the world of editing, directing and videography - subsequently discovering an affinity and aptitude for the advertising industry.

This opened up several opportunities for event coordination, commercial scripting and her innate skill for creative concepts. Her talent for spearheading several multi-media projects became well known during her diverse portfolios in the Urban industry.

Lisa currently holds the portfolio of Brand & Advertising Manager for SLAM 100.5 FM & 95.1 FM Remix.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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