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Technical Authoring Training Programme

Armada, In Bristol (+1 locations)
5 days
1,495 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
10 June, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
5 days
1,495 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
10 June, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery

Course description

Technical Author Core Skills Training - 5-day course

This 5-day comprehensive Technical Authoring Training Programme has been designed to equip delegates with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to excel in technical authoring. Specifically, delegates will learn skills in analysing your audience, structuring and designing documents, designing an effective layout and avoiding common errors.

This is an ISTC-accredited course. It is practical and 'activity-based' course that makes extensive use of practical exercises to give candidates the opportunity to gain experience in the techniques taught. They are invited to bring a sample of work to receive feedback as progress through the three stages of the technical author programme:

  • Introduction to technical authoring (1 day)
  • Intermediate technical authoring (2 days)
  • Advanced technical authoring (2 days)

More experienced professionals may choose to move directly to the intermediate or advanced stage, which can be taken as standalone courses, to meet their requirements.

Training is provided by highly experienced instructors, all of whom have 20+ years of experience in technical authoring.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

10 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Reading
  • English

23 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Bristol
  • English

2 December, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Reading
  • English

Training venue

This Technical Authoring Training Programme is hosted at our venues in Bristol and Reading.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our centres, with lunch and refreshments included.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Technical Authoring Training Programme has been designed for new technical authors and writers looking to develop advanced technical authoring skills. It may also be highly beneficial for professionals on a different career path who have been asked to carry out technical authoring work or are considering a career in technical authoring. 

To find out if this course is right for you, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Technical Authoring e-certificate

Upon completion of this Comprehensive Technical Authoring Training Programme, delegates receive an e-certificate confirming that they have attended and successfully completed an ISTC-accredited course.

Training Course Content

The Technical Authoring Training Programme is structured as follows:

Day 1: Introduction to technical authoring

  • Introduction
  • Know your audience
  • How to structure your documents
  • Write from a design
  • Skills of writing - 12 golden rules
  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Document layout
  • Reviewing and proof reading

Days 2 and 3: Intermediate technical authoring

  • Basics of technical writing
  • The technical writing process
  • Creating effective content and structure
  • Clarity in technical writing
  • Consistency and correctness
  • Putting it all together

Days 4 and 5: Advanced technical authoring

  • Defining readability
  • Business and design standards for technical documentation
  • Creating better graphics
  • Checking document integrity
  • Writing for multiple platforms
  • Grammar issues
  • Editing and writing with others

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.
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Leon E
08 Mar 2024

Matthew was a very good teacher, with a good teaching presence. The training was done at a steady pace and will enable me to take my current training to a new level.

Georgina S
08 Mar 2024

Matthew is an excellent trainer and I would absolutely recommend this course! It's well structured, has good training material, I learnt lots and at no point did I feel bored or...

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Denise E
08 Mar 2024

Matthew was very professional and knowledgeable, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience being an attendee on the course he ran. His passion for teaching is clear and...

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Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, including comprehensive courseware, refreshments and lunch.

Delegates are also entitled to 30 days' after-course support via email.

On-request training

We can also provide an on-request course (one-to-one or for a group) at our training centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Reading, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, or at your venue anywhere in the UK.

Hartwell House, 55-61 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol

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