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This is a half-day course designed to provide all staff with the skills necessary to produce critical written analysis as a key part of their role. The course aims to demonstrate how analytical writing requires an assessment of the weight given to information gathered, drawing on knowledge from training, research, policy, legislation, experience and practice, combined with the service users’ needs in the context in which they live. The course aims to improve delegates’ confidence in understanding what is relevant and meaningful, and, crucially, how to communicate information with confidence and clarity.

Who is Analytical Writing Skills aimed at?

Adult Social Care staff

Course Length

a half day

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn:- 

  • The importance of written statements in the context of practice in social work
  • The importance of reflective and accurate record keeping
  • The importance of focussing upon and incorporating the views of the person as part of any analysis
  • How to plan and structure an analytical assessment – use of frameworks
  • How to incorporate fair and balanced, evidence-based analysis into those statements
  • How to write authoritatively and clearly without recourse to jargon or technical terminology
  • The importance of language
  • The importance of grammar and punctuation


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