Technical Report Writing


Organisation profile

La Touche Training specialise in legal training for engineers in a range of areas including: Expert witness and witness familiarisation training, accident and employment investigation training, technical report writing, and courtroom and cross examination skills. Since 1995 we have trained over 90,000 delegates and our training courses are popular with engineers in local authorities, government departments and a wide range of small and large commercial organisations.

Training aim

A one-day course, designed to provide all engineers who are required to write technical reports, with the necessary skills to prepare their reports to best practice standards.

Learning objectives

  • How to identify the issues and the facts, and the source and weight of those facts
  • Appropriate grammar, layout, format and style
  • Expressing an opinion on the issues
  • Pitching the language of the report at the right level
  • Dealing with exhibits, photos, digital evidence and other graphics
  • Developing an objective and critical eye in relation to your report writing
  • Developing a standard template for report writing

Course outline

The training will ensure delegates fully understand what is involved in writing a technical report. They will consider the content of reports by considering the source and weight of evidence to be included, and learning to distinguish between facts, inferences and opinions. They will also consider the process of report writing, including grammar, layout, format and style. They will receive a sample report template used in engineering field.

Trainer's profile

All of our training is conducted by our team of barristers and solicitors. All our trainers are qualified lawyers as well as trained trainers. All of our trainers are very experienced and are skilled with helping delegates to get the most out of each course.

Course duration

1 Day.

Assessment & certification

All delegates are assessed on the course and are given a certificate on completion of the programme.

Who should attend

The training allows both new and experienced engineers to look at how they are writing reports. It includes analysing style, grammar and layout, and aims to improve the standards of their reports.