Armada training
Technical proposal writing training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

Technical proposal writing course course teaching how to create effective, well-structured proposals that will significantly improve the chances of your proposition being accepted.

To maximise effectiveness in today’s business environment, communications on technical subjects need to be clear, precise and persuasive. Technical proposal writing training teaches how to produce documents that meet this criteria, helping you get better results from your proposals, recommendation reports and other business documents.

Typical delegates include:

  • Managers at all levels.
  • Management-track professionals.
  • Employees who have to prepare technical proposals on a regular basis.

Delegates learn how to create effective, well-structured technical proposals that:

  • Convey a credible message.
  • Project a professional image.

Technical proposal writing training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. We can provide your training in-class at one of our centres, at your venue, or online.

Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

Been furloughed? You can still participate in training without this affecting your furloughed status, as confirmed on gov.uk.

In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Expert trainers

Technical proposal writing courses are hosted by highly experienced instructors, who have held senior authoring/writing roles in business. See Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

Training combines lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.

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

You have ample opportunity to discuss specific requirements with the trainer.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Writing technical proposals, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • Job aids and roadmaps to use post-course.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of a Writing technical proposals training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Technical proposal writing training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.

Payment

Payment for business writing training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Technical proposal writing course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Technical proposal writing course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Technical proposal writing training courses are hosted by:

Crow Dillon-Parkin

Crow Dillon-Parkin Autodesk Certified Instructor

Crow has thirty years’ experience in technical authoring, and writing for business in the wider sense.

Her love of language, combined with a natural pickiness and attention to detail, has been put to good use in a variety of editing, writing, management and training roles.

Crow is a highly-experienced learning specialist who believes strongly in empowering authors through training. Clients for whom she has developed and delivered technical and business communication skills training include FW Pharma Systems, the Open College, the BBC, and Fitness First.

Crow has two degrees and a Certificate in Education. She is currently working on a range of books based on the writing courses she has developed.

Peter Dillon-Parkin

Peter Dillon-Parkin Autodesk Certified Instructor

Peter has thirty years’ experience in the IT industry in roles that have included Programmer, Author, Trainer, Business Analyst, Senior Manager and Education Management Consultant.

Peter’s technical authoring career began when, as a systems manager, he was asked to write a portable data terminal manual for sales reps. The reps learned how to use the new equipment, and Peter had found his niche.

He has written, designed and project-managed everything from printed manuals and technical specifications to online help and computer-based training materials, specialising in writing for an international audience. An expert in document automation and information re-purposing, he uses templates to avoid endlessly reinventing the wheel when producing documents.

Peter develops and teaches a wide range of technical and business writing training courses. Clients for whom Peter has recently provided consultancy and training services to include Learning Tree International, The Guardian, Canon Europe, the BBC, the MoD and the UN.

Course content

Course content

Why good writing matters

  • Benefits for your business
  • Benefits for the reader
  • Benefits for the writer

Audience identification and analysis

  • Who are your readers?
  • Dealing with differing communication styles
  • Creating audience personas

Writing documents to address business problems

  • Quantifying business impact
  • Clearly identifying scope
  • The Seven-step proposal development process

Structuring your document

  • High-level structures for business documents
  • Developing detailed document structure
  • The seven-step proposal development process

Drafting your document

  • Writing clear recommendations
  • Producing your first draft
  • Using a prototype

Writing clearly and concisely

  • Grammar issues
  • Signalling in your document
  • Reviewing your document

Editing for consistency

  • Why consistency is important
  • Spelling and punctuation
  • Editing best practice

Writing to persuade your readers

  • Making credible claims
  • Avoiding oversimplification
  • Substantiating your arguments
Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a business writing course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the business writing training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Technical proposal writing courses are presented by expert instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on, and you carry out assisted exercises.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.

Testimonials
“The course went very well. Peter certainly captured the spirit of the course well. The structured approach was well thought through and appreciated by the attendees. All in all we were very impressed with the quality of the content and the delivery and would not hesitate to contact Armada in future.”

Mike L