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Accredited courses have been reviewed by a professional panel of experienced ISTC members. A course listed as “ISTC Accredited” means that the panel believes the course meets its stated objectives and is suitable for its intended audience. Course providers have to apply for renewal of accreditation every 2 years, which helps to ensure the courses reflect current best practice.



Armada Technical Author Training Programme

The week-long Armada Technical Author Training Programme teaches core technical authoring skills. Hosted by highly experienced trainers, all of whom have 20+ years’ experience in technical communication, the programme is ideal for both those embarking on a career in technical authoring and existing technical authors who want to improve their skillset. It is arranged on a modular basis (introductory, intermediate, advanced) so delegates can begin at the level appropriate to them.

Training is hosted at our venues in Bromsgrove (free taxi from Birmingham City Centre), Milton Keynes and Reading.

Course fee: £+ VAT per delegate.

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A discount is offered to ISTC members.

Cherryleaf Technical author basic/induction training course

This online Technical author basic/induction training course covers the technical documentation process and describes the skills you need in order to be a successful Technical Writer or Technical Author. Created by the authors of the popular "How to Write Instructions" book, and developed in conjunction with some of the leading technology companies in the UK, this 14 module course explains the technical communicator's role in today's environment.

ESTON Technical/Commercial Authorship

The ESTON Technical/Commercial Authorship (Premier) course prepares students for working effectively as technical or commercial authors. The course covers more than a hundred different subjects, including: information gathering, writing descriptions, summarising, editing, proof-reading, preparing synopses, project management, etc. Comprehensive tutorial support is provided. The course fully covers the former ISTC syllabus for Technical Writing & Communicating and Technical Authorship and so has been designated as a ‘follow-on’ course for those who have already passed Part 1 of the ISTC qualification. A discount is offered to ISTC members.

TCTrainNet tekom Certificate training in Technical Communication

TCTrainNet is an international training and certification program for technical communication. It is designed and managed by tekom, the German professional association for technical communication, and serves both technical communicators and employers. The curriculum and learning materials were developed by leading professionals and experts from both industry and academia.