With the increasing time pressures that public sector professionals are under, it is crucial that communications are concise and jargon free, to ensure they can be read quickly and understood.

Writing in plain English allows your audience to understand you first-time, without the need to re-read. This practical Writing Plain English In-House course gives you the tools to write clearly and concisely. Understand how to communicate complex information to a wider audience.

This public sector tailored In-House course equips you with the skills to write clear and concise messages but also feel confident to write in your 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
  • Practise techniques to adapt your writing style to create memorable, interesting writing to be read by busy people
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’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 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

Moving from Academic to Professional Business English with Ease

  • Understand how to keep your writing professional but clear
  • Learn how to avoid acronyms and use suitable language
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 Busy People Want to Read

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

Feedback, Evaluation & Close