This UCT Business Writing short course will help you become a better communicator by providing you with training on:
Writing professional and effective e-mails that get the response you need
Drafting professional CVs and business plans that get you noticed
Producing comprehensive reports and watertight legal documents
Invest in learning how to write with this online short course in business writing and have an impact on almost every aspect of your career. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:
Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
Course Module 1: Preparation and design of documents
Course Module 2: Correspondence and language
Course Module 3: Electronic and traditional correspondence
Course Module 4: Visual business communication
Course Module 5: Introduction to report writing
Course Module 6: Report simulations
Course Module 7: Proposals
Course Module 8: Business plans
Course Module 9: Executive summary
Course Module 10: Writing for minutes
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.*
*Top Universities, 2019 Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.
Business Communication Specialist
When do I start?
Our next available short course starts 5 March 2020.
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.