Plain English training coursePlain English training course

Birmingham/Bromsgrove -
01527 834783

Reading - 0118 327 6467

Milton Keynes - 01908 726085

Sheffield - 01143 583940

Clear, reader-focused documents written in plain English facilitate decision making in business by being easy to read and understand.

This one day course teaches techniques for producing clear documents written in plain English, avoiding false elegance and jargon.

Plain English training (1 day)

Teaches techniques for producing clear, easy to understand documents written in plain English. Sessions include:

What readers look for in a document.

A simple process for ensuring readers' needs are met.

Applying the process to different document types.

Delegates learn how to:

Write clearly, effectively and quickly.

Use plain English to develop a concise, readable and pleasing writing style.

Apply the principles of plain English to any document type, from emails to reports.

Project a positive image of your business.

Avoid common errors in grammar, spelling and word usage.

Communicate precisely what is meant.

Exercises provide activity-based experience and help build delegates' confidence writing in plain English. These exercises can be tailored to deal with issues specific to your business.

Plain English training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a course for your group, at one of our centres or your venue anywhere in the UK. Scheduled (public) courses are not available.

General course information

Method of delivery

Plain English training combines lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Delegates have ample opportunity to discuss their specific requirements with the trainer.

Courseware and certificate

Delegates attending plain English training receive:

A course manual to refer throughout the course, and use as a refresher back in the work-place.

Job aids and roadmaps to use post-course.

A certificate confirming they have attended and successfully completed plain English training.

Expert trainers

Plain English training is provided by highly experienced instructors with 20+ years' experience writing documents for business.

After course support

Following Plain English training, delegates are entitled to 30 days' email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues.


Payment for Plain English training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to Armada training centres.


If a company or delegate cancels a Plain English training course booking giving less than 10 working days' notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

Past delegates' feedback