Perfect Grammar and Punctuation at Work 1 Day Workshop

Many staff writers have little grounding in grammar and punctuation, so it’s not surprising when they get it wrong in their letters and emails. This lack of expertise undermines their ability to communicate clearly and their job satisfaction. It can suggest a more general lack of expertise and can give a poor impression of the writer and the organisation they represent.

This training course will make you more capable and confident by showing you how to write grammatically, punctuate correctly, and effectively structure and layout letters and emails.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

Prices

  • Standard Price

    £450*
  • SME
    Fewer than 250 staff

    £385*
  • Public Sector Price

    £330*
  • Large Charity
    Over 31+ staff

    £250*
  • Small Charity
    Fewer than 30 staff

    £195*
  • *Per person, excluding VAT

  • Duration

    1 day
  • Location

    Interactive online sessions delivered via Zoom. The link is sent to you after booking.

    Classroom

    Public classroom sessions are held at 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

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Course Overview

Our public programme for our Perfect Grammar and Punctuation workshop is currently only available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings — please get in touch with our friendly team for more information, pricing and availability.

What You Will Learn

This one-day workshop is for anyone who wants to be able to write clearly, effectively and mistake-free – whether that is in emails and letters, or in blog posts and press releases.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Write grammatical sentences
  • Punctuate properly
  • Have a strategy to improve your spelling
  • Distinguish grammar rules from common myths
  • Know how to structure and layout letters and emails

Themes Covered

This one-day Grammar and Punctuation workshop will consider:

  • The building blocks
  • Clauses and sentences
  • Commas, colons, semi-colons, stops, apostrophes
  • Spelling and commonly confused words
  • Agreement
  • Common myths: And, But and splitting your infinitives
  • Capital fun
  • Structure and format of letters and emails


Our approach to programme delivery

Every programme is designed to ensure complete individual involvement and participation, it will stimulate your thinking and challenge you. The key focus is on practical skills and real outcomes throughout. The content will involve an innovative and engaging blend of activities so that you can directly apply it to your current performance and your future success.

Related Courses

As well as this one-day session, we also offer our Perfect Grammar and Punctuation at Work Half-Day Workshop. This is a half-day grammar and punctuation workshop for people who would like to attend a shorter version of this course.

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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What are Happy's online events like?

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The Small Print

For Face-to-Face Live Online Learning

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

You should reserve out 10am to 4.30pm in your diary for the learning. This will allow you to join the interactive workshops and have time to reflect and do the assignments in between. We believe immersing yourself in the content for a whole day will create deep learning and lasting impact. 

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Policy

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are working to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines.

Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

Did you know...

...if you want to know whether to use "I" or "me" in a sentence like "My friend and I/me went to the shops," you just need to remove the "My friend and" part?

In Happy's Perfect Grammar and Punctuation at Work workshops, you will learn how to write grammatically, punctuate correctly, and effectively structure and layout letters and emails.

We offer both a one-day workshop and a half-day workshop. You will look at punctuation (commas, colons, semi-colons, stops, apostrophes) as well as spelling and commonly confused words (such as they're, their and there).

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