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Business Writing Skills Programme

R 13,999
Starts 31st August

Course Details

Written communication skills are essential in all areas of the business environment. Ensuring that all team members have good business writing skills will lead to more efficient operation across the business.

Seasoned professionals and novices alike will benefit from a programme in business writing skills that improves and optimises their communication in the workplace and breaks bad habits that may have formed over time. The Business Writing Skills Programme will help increase the efficiency of communication and operations within an organisation by improving written communication.

Programme Assessment

Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to test your knowledge, practise application, evaluate your understanding, reflect on your insights and track your improvement with both graded and ungraded assessments, including quizzes and assignments. On completion of the programme, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

  • Matric (Grade 12 or equivalent)
  • Fluent in English (Matric level or A level)
  • Junior or mid-level in career
  • Basic computer and internet skills

IT Requirements

  • Access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Stable internet connection

What will I learn?

  • Formulate and format various business documents correctly 
  • Structure and formulate business correspondence documents 
  • Demonstrate the correct use of tone and structure in business documents and correspondence 
  • Demonstrate the ability to discern what information to include in business documents
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the function of business documents and correspondence
  • Prepare and design various documents for use in the workplace

Course breakdown

The flexible nature of the skills programme means you can learn at your own pace while you work through the required modules.

Week 1 - Module 0: Orientation
Week 2 - Module 1: Introduction to business documents
Week 3 - Module 2: Business language and correspondence
Week 4 - Module 3: Use communication techniques effectively (8 credits)
Week 5 - Module 4: Writing Reports
Week 6 - Module 5: Writing meeting minutes
Week 7 - Module 6: Writing proposals
Week 8 - Module 7: Executive summary

The Orientation Module introduces you to the Varsity Academy online campus, onboards you to the programme and initiates your engagement with the faculty expert and your fellow participants. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the programme details, how to approach online learning and the kinds of activities you will encounter during the programme.

Is this right for me?

This programme is perfect for individuals who are new to the business environment, as well as established professionals in administrative, managerial and leadership roles.

You will learn first-hand from an industry professional, and your learning journey will be fully supported and supplemented with downloadable tools and PDF notes, case studies, practical application assignments, engagement with subject experts, peer-to-peer learning, and invaluable career guidance and support.

This media-rich programme model will equip you with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and confidence that you need to perfect your written workplace communication and open opportunities for promotions and role transformation.

Course details

Business Writing Skills Programme

Registrations Close:

30 August 2022

Start Date:

31 August 2022


8 weeks


R 13,999


6 hours

Payment options

Our payment options offer you a convenient, affordable, and easy way to pay off your online course with monthly interest-free instalments. Track your payment history, minimise the stress of manual payments and tailor your payments to fit your lifestyle. Enrolment is available at 20% of the course fee + R500 once-off admin fee (subject to the 4-month payment plan). Speak to our enrolment team to find out more

  • A Credit Card payment is the easiest way to ensure an effortless transaction. We accept credit card payments from VISA and Mastercard. We accept a small, 25% initial instalment to enrol and start your course with us.
  • An electronic funds transfer (EFT) allows a simple and effective payment process between two parties by using electronic signals to transfer money. EFT payment options allow for affordable instalments through payment plans and monthly instalments. On EFT, enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee.
  • Ozow offers a payment solution that allows you to make Ozow easy, Ozow secure payments right from your mobile or laptop. Through a simple step-by-step process making Instant EFT safe, quick and easy.
  • Mobicred is an online credit facility that is a smarter, simpler and more convenient way to help you pay for your online course, today. Repayments options of up to 12 months, making it a flexible, affordable and stress-free way to pay.
  • Knowledge is power, and by upskilling it allows your company to benefit and tap into the knowledge and expertise gained from your chosen online course.
    For tips on how to approach this payment plan, download the MasterStart brochure here.
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Course faculty

MasterStart (Course Coordinator)

This skills programme will be facilitated by a subject matter expert who has years of experience and knowledge. The facilitator will introduce you to the key concepts and need-to-know. The academic support team is a team of online Course Coordinators who are there to guide you on your learning journey, providing both technical and administrative support. Each course has a dedicated Course Coordinator, ready and able to assist you with: - Technical queries - Administrative queries - Regular mailers to ensure you remain informed and on track - Guidance to ensure effective navigation of the Varsity Academy learning platform