Technical Writing Course

Course 319

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

The Technical Writing Course is designed to help individuals improve their writing skills in the technical field, including technical communication. The course covers techniques for planning, writing, and editing technical documents and emphasises identifying the target audience, selecting appropriate document formats, and using visuals and graphics effectively.

Participants will learn how to convey complex subject matter clearly and accurately and create informative content that their readers will understand and use. The course is available in both in-person and online delivery methods and includes an end-of-course exam to test knowledge.

Technical Writing Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Technical Writing Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Write effective technical documents, manuals, and white papers.
  • Assess your audience and develop documents to meet their needs.
  • Explain information clearly and accurately.
  • Use diagrams, tables, charts, and other graphical tools effectively.
  • Create informative content that your readers will understand and use.
  • Test your knowledge in the included end-of-course exam.
  • Leverage continued support with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching and computing sandbox.

Training Prerequisites


Technical Writing Course Outline

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Effectively communicate technical information 
  • Manage common writing problems 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Eliminate misconceptions that stall technical writing, such as writer’s block 
  • Drive your document design with scenarios 
  • Align your goals with the readers’ goals 
  • Identify implied knowledge 

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate between the three levels of information: operational, tactical, and strategic
  • Determine information needs with the Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA) loop
  • Create sentences with clarity and build clarity through sentence focus
  • Solve common grammar problems in technical writing 
  • Evaluate readability using the Given/New technique
  • Ensure consistency with a style guide 

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Select the appropriate words to connect with your audience and convey your message
  • Edit for conciseness, accuracy, and quality 

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Organise data to support readers' scenarios
  • Determine when to use a list to highlight points
  • Use tables for highly structured data
  • Build cohesive documents with the Given/New approach
  • Apply useful headings to support skimming 

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Relate document structure to the audience with audience-driven document design
  • Develop reference manuals and write white papers
  • Differentiate between post-positive and pragmatic documents and implement the appropriate document format
  • Structure introductions, conclusions, and other document sections

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Design the appearance of your page, including fonts, alignment, and white space
  • Convey information with graphics, photos, and drawings 

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Technical Writing Course FAQs

In this course, you will learn how to improve your writing skills in the technical field, specifically in technical communication. You will learn how to write effective technical documents, manuals, and white papers, and tailor them to meet the needs of your target audience.

The course provides an online course option and covers techniques for using diagrams, tables, charts, and negative space to create informative content. The course also includes case studies and an end-of-course exam to test your knowledge.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Technical Writing Training course.

To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

The Technical Writing Course provides a solution to a problem often faced by technical writers: conveying complicated information to a target audience. Through this course, you will learn how to communicate technical information clearly and accurately, improving your technical writing skills.

Yes! The course focuses on writing in the technical field, providing valuable techniques for writing effective technical documents, manuals, and white papers. This can be a valuable solution for businesses looking to improve their technical communication with potential customers.

The Technical Writing Course covers a range of topics related to writing effective technical documents, including white papers. You will learn how to write white papers that clearly and accurately explain technical subject matter to your target audience.

Yes! The course is designed to improve technical writing skills, including the ability to communicate technical information related to specific products or services. This can be useful for anyone who needs to convey technical information to potential customers.

While the course provides valuable tools for organising information, communicating effectively with a target audience, and conveying complex subject matter, we would recommend Learning Tree course 219, Introduction to Business and Report Writing Training, for non-technical business writing.