Effective Technical Writing

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 6



This practical course is suitable for anyone interested in developing the quality of their technical documents and the efficiency of the writing process.

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 course will take you through the different stages of effective technical writing, from identifying the target audience and their needs; planning, structuring and writing your report; through to presenting the final document.

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

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
  • 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

Previous delegates said

"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." 

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

In-company delivery

This course is available for in-company delivery, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation

Associated course

Effective Communication for Engineers

Review the fundamental principles behind effective communication of all types.

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