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Who is it for?
Our bid-writing course is suitable for any team who have to write persuasively to win business.
Non-native English speakers on your team? See if our course is suitable.
→ Need something more strategic? Have a look at our bid consulting services.
What level is it for?
Any level. We tailor the content to the ITTs or RFPs you respond to.
When and where
Date arranged around you. We can train at your site, anywhere in the world, or train your team remotely online.
Flexible, typically 3–7 hours. Online training can be split into two shorter sessions.
We can train from four people up to your entire organisation. Each session has a maximum of ten delegates. (Why only ten?)
Not exactly what you were looking for?
No problem. We can combine elements from any of our courses to fit your needs exactly.
Your course can also be part of a blended programme that will support your team in changing their sales writing for good.
The cost will depend on a few different factors. See how our pricing works here.
Let’s talk about your course
Successful bids, proposals and tenders are your greatest allies in securing new business. But writing winning bids and proposals is a complex skill. This intensive, practical course will give your team a complete understanding of the best practices in bid, proposal and tender writing, ensuring their writing skills aren’t what’s standing in the way of winning your next contract.
We tailor the content using real-life examples of your bids, proposals and tenders (plus the related ITTs and RFPs). So you can be sure that all the materials will be relevant and relatable for your team.
A key feature of this course is that all delegates receive our unique pre-course writing analysis. This covers 15 different areas of writing skills and helps us ensure the training meets the delegates’ precise writing needs, while ensuring delegates make rapid, targeted improvements.
You can also choose to combine proposal-writing training with consultancy from our experienced bid-strategy experts, who can work with you and your bid team to make sure you have optimised every part of the tender process.
(See how our bid-writing training and consultancy helped One YMCA win the biggest bid in their history.)
We can run this course remotely online or in person at your workplace or choice of venue.
By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:
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What our delegates say about us.
Excellent course. This will definitely improve my bid-writing skills.
Kojo Entsua Mensah, Terrence Higgins Trust
This course will provide the skills, knowledge and confidence for my team to improve their pitches.
Bonnie Miller, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Very practical. I learnt so much that I didn't know from other similar courses.
Robyn White, TNR Press Association
Tailored to us, practical, excellent.
Daisy Williamson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Brilliant! Much better and so much more interesting than I could have imagined.
Emma Jane Kay, Norland Managed Services
Clear and engaging and straightforward. It will all be useful in my day-to-day working life.
Caroline Tunnicliffe, BUPA Health Funding
Fantastic course, delivered brilliantly. All content very useful and immediately applicable.
Lewis Edmonds, Crown Agents
The course was really useful and focused in on the main areas we tackle at ESRI UK.
Emma Chan, ESRI UK
Brilliant course. Very engaging deliverer, and great to have the personalised feedback.
Lizzie Bonsail, Promar International
Excellent course – wish I'd been on this many years ago.
James MacPherson, Notting Hill Housing Trust
Interactive and lively training session. Very useful and tailored to our work.
Scott Lester, Project Centre
Lots to take away from the session and start working on straight away.
Charlie Whitehead, HIM
What our delegates say about us
Unique pre-course analysis
Full course customisation
Over 20 years' experience
Our expert trainers
We analyse the writing of every attendee on the course according to 15 different areas. This means our trainers will have a solid understanding of the writing issues of every one of your people – before anyone even enters the training room. It's a method unique to Emphasis that's successfully helped around 70,000 professionals across the world.
You have access to our dedicated helpdesk for a year after your course.
You will also receive regular free tips and resources by email. We also offer optional post-course coaching clinics.
Our specialist learning designers work hard to create a programme that’s customised exactly to the problems your team are facing.
Since we began in 1998, we’ve helped improve writing and communications skills for over 70,000 delegates and we’ve worked with over 6,000 companies – including many just like yours. See our case studies here.
We make sure to match the right trainer to your organisation, meaning you can rely on getting someone with the best skills, approach and experience to solve the challenges your team are facing.
All our trainers and consultants have years of professional experience in writing, editing and communications. And every one goes through a six-month onboarding process to ensure they can effectively and engagingly deliver that expertise to you.
We analyse the writing of every attendee on the course according to 15 different areas. This means our trainers will have a solid understanding of the writing issues of every one of your people – before any training even begins. It's a method unique to Emphasis that's successfully helped around 70,000 professionals across the world.
All our trainers and consultants have years of professional experience in writing, editing and communications. And every one goes through a six-month onboarding process to ensure they can effectively and engagingly deliver that expertise to you in the training room.
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