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Our online courses are perfect for organisations and individuals, and easy to access wherever you are in the world.

Our courses are short, effective, and fun. Use them to help you write clearly and understand more about plain language. Further your professional development and apply your new skills straight away to boost your career.

If you’ve attended one of our in-person writing workshops, our online courses will complement and reinforce what you learnt there.

If you’re a learning and development manager, ask about our readymade SCORM-compliant courses for your learning management system.

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The Clear Communication Kit

Six writing courses in one useful bundle

The Clear Communication Kit will suit anyone who writes — or manages writers — at work.

With instant access to all six of our courses, you can commit to transforming how you approach writing in the workplace.

The kit includes everything from the fundamental principles of plain language, to guidance on tricky grammar and effective peer review, through to how to be a compelling business storyteller.

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Escape the Feedback Trap

How to give useful feedback on writing at work

This course will help you make sure the feedback you give on writing is clear, concise, and useful.

It will help you avoid common mistakes, such as not getting a clear brief, editing rather than commenting, spending much longer than you need to, and harming your relationships with writers.

You’ll complete 6 lessons, each containing a video from an expert, examples, stories, advice, and quiz content.

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Get the Small Things Right

How to use the right verbs, articles, and tenses

Sometimes the smallest things can have the biggest effect on how your readers perceive you.

This course will help you solve three tricky aspects of the English language that can trip up native English writers as well as people with English as a second language.

The course contains eleven lessons presented over three modules, and contains videos, lesson content, and plenty of quizzes to test yourself along the way.

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Storytelling at Work

How to use stories at work to promote your ideas

This course demystifies the concept of ‘storytelling’ and shows you why stories are your secret weapon for making people care.

Over six lessons, you’ll learn from one of our experts what storytelling is, why it works, and how to use story archetypes to make people fall in love with your ideas.

You’ll complete focused activities to create your own story for work, and discover how to adapt your story for reports, meetings, and presentations.

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The Write Plain Language Standard

How to use our powerful writing standard

Welcome to your free online introduction to the Write Plain Language Standard.

The Standard is a set of 10 statements that measure whether or not a document meets the needs of its readers. You can use it to quickly assess any document.

By the end of the course, you'll know what each of the elements represents, and how to use the Standard in your work.

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Tone Matters

A short course for people who want more influence

This course takes you on a personal adventure into the often subtle but always-present power of tone in writing at work.

This course contains 5 punchy and interesting lessons, videos with an expert, a downloadable workbook, and fun quizzes.

Within 2 hours, you’ll know what tone is, why it’s important, and how you can use tone to have more influence. You’ll also have techniques you can apply to your work straight away.

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Plain Language Foundations

An introduction to plain language principles for busy professionals

This course will help you convey ideas and spark action at work faster — and with greater clarity.

If you spend more than 5% of your working life writing, we guarantee this course will make you better at your job.

Over 2–3 hours at your own pace, you’ll complete nine powerful lessons that contain videos with an expert, lesson content, activities, and quizzes.

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