ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS

Advanced writing skills – statements and reports.

This course has been developed to meet the needs and expectations of:

  • Licensed private inquiry agents needing and wanting to increase their knowledge and interview skills;
  • People who have completed the theoretical training of investigative and surveillance techniques but have not been able to gain practical experience;
  • People who are considering a career as a Factual Investigator who want to assess their potential and work with industry professionals without committing to months of study.

Course Outline

 

Schedule Summary of Content and Practical Activities
Session 1
Morning Day 1
Introductions & WelcomesRefreshers:

  • Effective notes and report writing; and
  • Client Expectations of reports and statements.

Issues:

  • Clear, Concise and Accurate communications;
  • Effective notes and reports for Court;
  • Style and format of Statements for Court; and
  • Evidence rules.
Session 2
Afternoon Day 1
Briefing for Activity 1
Usually conducted in conjunction with a Surveillance Exercise or Witness Interview or similar situation – prepare contemporaneous notes of the exercise.
Write a Statement and a Report from the notes.
Debrief of Exercise.
Session 3
Morning Day 2
Using Plain English Language
Benefits of clear communication
Clear language samples contrasted with ambiguous language.
Session 4
Afternoon Day 2
Briefing for Activity 2
Usually conducted in conjunction with a Surveillance Exercise or Witness Interview or similar situation – prepare contemporaneous notes of the exercise.
Write a Statement and a Report from the notes.
Debrief of Exercise.

Notes:

  • Morning session usually starts at 9.00am with a 20 Minute break at 11.00 am and Lunch break at 1.00pm
  • Afternoon session usually resumes at 1.30pm and finish at 5.30pm
  • All activities are supervised and guidance, as and if required is provided “at the time” as well as a comprehensive debrief at end of exercise.
  • This course is usually run as one weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
  • This Professional Development course is not an ANTA accredited course but as valid formal training should be recognised for recognition for relevant formal qualifications.

Your Receive:

  • All students receive a Statement of Attendance;
  • Students that choose to complete the Assignments and are assessed as “Professional” receive our Professional Development Course “Certificate of Advanced Interview Skills”;
  • Comprehensive course notes;
  • Information and guidance from industry experts;
  • An interesting and exciting participative learning experience with a group of “like minded” people.

Outcomes:

During the Advanced Writing Skills Professional Development Course, the participant will be guided so as to increase their:

  • Ability to write excellent reports and prepare superior statements and other formal documents;
  • Understanding and appreciating the needs and expectations of commercial clients and law firms regarding investigation reports and statements; and
  • Ability to prepare clear concise, accurate and reliable documents in a timely manner.