Unit 04. An Introduction to Report Writing for Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors


‘A picture speaks a thousand words.’ An adage which has most probably been used by almost everyone at some stage or another. Is it correct however? Is it possible to achieve that same impact as a picture with, for example, just ten words? Does this devalue the picture or enhance the value of the written word?

As a practising surveyor, your product is your report. It is the survey report that will define the surveyor and on which the surveyor’s competence will be judged. As an industry professional, your entire career and reputation is based on the quality of your product just like any other industrial sector and there are often no second chances.

This module has been produced to assist the practising surveyor, regardless of career level, in ensuring the report produced under your name is the best possible example. The areas covered will hopefully enhance the understanding and appreciation for the requirement of effective report writing.

It is the intention of this module to extend the student’s knowledge and understanding of the basics of report writing, the various types of reports, their purpose, format and consequences. After successfully studying this unit you will have a better understanding of the reasons for writing a report, be aware of the different types of survey and report layouts, and appreciate the need to understand your client and their requirements with regard to the information gathering and documenting process.

The topics covered in this unit are:
Effective Writing and Reporting   •   Information Technology in Marine Surveying   •   Structure of Reports

Please note.
By choosing to buy this Unit you are not entering into the full educational programme but you can complete an assignment for this Unit and receive an IIMS Certificate on successful assessment. Further details of this will be sent to you when you make your purchase. If you decide to take the full Educational Course at a later date you may be able to use your successful pass to make up part of your qualification.  Please be reminded that this cost covers one download of a .pdf document, there is NO hard copy. There is no refund available. Please call the Education Team direct if you have any queries: 023 92 313012 or 023 92 313015

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