Perfect Grammar and Punctuation

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 available in the classroom or as a shortened interactive webinar, delivered via Zoom. See below for the full outline and upcoming dates.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £350*
  • Public Sector Price

    £225*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £125*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £175*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £225*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    12 approx.
  • Location

    London
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  • Requirements

    This one day Grammar and Punctuation 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.

Course Overview

Currently all of our classroom sessions have been suspended until we receive further government guidance. We have converted this classroom workshop into an interactive webinar delivered via Zoom.

We have had to adjust the course content so it can be delivered online — please see below for the updated outline.

 

This 3.5hr online 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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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

  • 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

This one-day 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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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

  • 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

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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What are Happy's online events like?

In this short video, take a look at some of the ways that we create interactive, engaging experiences online using Zoom.

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options.

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.

The Zoom sessions will be roughly 2 hours long and include a short break. You should reserve out 10am to 4pm 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

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 Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until further notice.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, 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.

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