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Writing Technical Guides & Handbooks – technical documentation course


This technical documentation course has been designed to build on the skills of Developers, Engineers, Designers, budding Technical Authors who write technical guides or handbooks.

If your job involves writing any of these…

Technical specificationsSoftware code documentation
Functional specificationsTutorials
Reference materialAPI documentation
User documentationInstructions for how a product or service operates
Reference materialInstallation documents
TutorialsLengthy procedures or processes

…this course is for you.

It concentrates on the principles and processes involved in communicating technical information effectively, whether to the layman or the expert.

Writing technical documentation well is a difficult task, and one that many people just have to learn on the job. Technical writing training can help you to produce better documents faster, rather than wasting time learning by trial and error.

What you will learn on this technical documentation course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

What our customers say

“I enjoyed the course as a refresher, the 2-day structure is a good design for consolidating information. The trainer had a good speaking style and there were some great tools employed – e.g. Designing a document to explain to an alien how to use a spiral staircase, and the traffic light scoring card.”

SN – in4tek Ltd

“Nice and informal – paced well – good training notes and a good trainer. Has helped reinforce the work I have been doing, and given me new ideas to try.”

SW – Sage UK Ltd

“Very enjoyable course that was run at a nice steady speed with lots of opportunity to discuss the material.”

RS – Sage UK Ltd

How we deliver the technical documentation course

It is available as :

Choose from:

Private courses (at your premises or online virtual classrooms)

We adopt a flexible approach so that even our standard courses are tailored to your needs. Our trainers are all professional writers as well as experienced trainers. They use their judgment on the day to adjust the content and pace of the course so that delegates get the training that is right for them. This is done by:

We can also further adapt the course by:

Course Contents

1. Basic principles

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

2. Planning

3. The right document for your reader

4. Technical writing techniques

5. Supporting content with layout and illustrations

6. Choosing the right writing style

7. Putting it all together

Want Something a Little Different?

Give us a call today and we will tailor a course to suit you!

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You can book a private course, call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22 or email .

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