Course: Writing plain English, part 1


Plain English is the world standard style for all business documents. If plain English is new to you, this short training course will give you power as a writer.

Part 1 shows how clear, easy-to-read writing improves customer relations and saves money. You will also learn how to write with purpose, structure and conciseness.

Course contents

  1. What plain English is and why we use it.
  2. How to check your document's readability, and make it easy to read.
  3. How to structure a document for the reader's benefit. What to put first, second and last; what to include, what to leave out, how much to write.
  4. How to write concisely: crucial techniques that save you from writing wordy, rambling and confusing documents.

How this course works

Audience: You, if you want to know how to write more clearly. Anyone whose job includes writing.

Prerequisite: None, apart from a computer and internet access.

Qualification: Short course: PDF Certificate when you pass the test. CPD credit: one hour.

Time and place: Distance learning. Start any time. Study online: your place, your pace.

Duration: About one hour's study. You can access this e-learning course for 60 days from the time you first log in.

Related courses: Writing plain English, part 2; The Certificate in Business Writing and the Diploma in Web Content also include this e-learning course.

Contented has a 100% money back guarantee for CPD Certificate in Business Writing

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