Clear and concise writing ensures that your written work is read and understood.

This Effective Clear and Concise Writing course gives you the necessary skills to communicate in plain English, with the limited use of jargon and technical language.

This practical course will help your teams standardise their writing, avoid ambiguity and get the point across the first time around.

This public sector tailored course equips all attendees with the skills to write clear and concise messages but also feel confident to write in their own style.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what jargon is and how to avoid it
  • Understand how to differentiate between jargon and technical language
  • Learn how to create writing that will engage your audience
  • Create clear, concise and succinct messages
  • Practise techniques to adapt your writing style to ensure it is easy to read and understandable
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Introduction & Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Challenging the Use of Industry Specific Language at Work

  • What is jargon and why do some people use it?
  • Understand who your audience is
  • Learn to spot jargon is and how to avoid it
11:00 - 12:00

Create Clear, Concise and Succinct Messages

  • Understand what clear English is and how to achieve it
  • Learn how to use a concise writing style to make sure your message clear and understandable
12:00 - 13:00

Organising Information

  • Understand how to group different types of information
  • Learn how to effectively present information
  • Discuss reading patterns on paper and on screen to decide on the best layout for your work
  • Gain best practice techniques to focus on value not volume of information
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Why Knowing the Difference between Technical Language and Jargon is Key

  • Take a look at what language you should avoid to make work readable
  • Learn how to keep meaning in your writing without confusing your audience
15:00 - 16:00

Creating Text that is Understood

  • Learn how to create a writing style that is understandable
  • Understand how to structure your writing to appeal to readers
  • Gain techniques to avoid ambiguity in your writing
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close