Effective Technical Writing

Location UK - register your interest

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 6

Price IChemE member £400 + VAT, non-member £500 + VAT


From bids and proposals, to operating procedures and reviews, technical writing involves a wide range of document types and readers. Our documents are often the main visible output of our technical expertise. The quality of the document gives the reader an impression of the quality of our technical work.

This practical course is suitable for anyone interested in developing the quality of their documents and the efficiency of the writing process. It takes you through each step from identifying the target audience and their needs; planning, structuring and writing your report; through to presenting the final document.

Learning outcomes

The course will help you to:

  • identify and understand your audience
  • communicate your ideas efficiently and accurately to others in a language that is appropriate for the reader
  • use best practice in structuring and writing your document
  • present your final report with confidence.

Who will benefit

Engineers and scientists at all levels who are required to produce written documents on a regular basis. The course will also suit non-technical people who write for a technical audience. 

Course outline

  • Fundamentals of communication
  • Planning: know your aim, your audience, your message and your format
  • Writing: appropriate style, vocabulary and punctuation
  • Reviewing: checking content and presentation

Practical exercises and activities are used extensively throughout the course to encourage learning.


"The course made me realise a number of things I did daily and took for granted were actually wrong."  Grimley Smith Associates.

"The course had a good balance of philosophical concepts and practical focus on core skills."  KPMG.

"A very well presented course."  Tate & Lyle.


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places — 5% discount
  • 3 places — 10% discount
  • 4 or more places — 15% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email

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Jamie Cleaver


Jamie Cleaver

PhD, CEng, FIChemE, Consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey.

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended." UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with." SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential." Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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