Open Training Course Delivery
Our approach to training course delivery
One of our major strengths is that all Plain Words trainers are business and technical writers as well as training professionals, rather than teachers who have moved into the private sector. This means that:
- Our courses are not scripted
- Trainers speak from their own experience
- They adapt the content as they present it to cater for different learning needs
- They will help you create your own Personal Implementation Plan to ensure you transfer knowledge to the workplace
Our London venues
We deliver our business writing skills courses at venues in central London, all easily accessible by public transport. All the rooms have natural daylight, independent air conditioning, free Wifi.
If your journey into London means an early start, don't worry; on your arrival you can have a light and tasty breakfast of fresh bread, pastries, cereals and fruit.
And if our training course gives you an appetite then you can look forward to a two-course restaurant lunch cooked by chefs. Also, throughout the day there's an endless supply of freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas as well as chilled water, fruit and homemade snacks.
Our e-mentoring service gives you personal coaching when you need it, without leaving your desk. Not only is it a great way to get some 'just in time' training, you can also use it to cement your knowledge after a group training course.
You email a sample document to your personal mentor who assesses them and returns them to you with comments. You get concrete suggestions for improvements, and explanations that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. You also speak with your mentor to ask questions and get more detail on any particular points.
Optional evaluations—check your writing skills before and after training
We have developed an evaluation tool which not only tells you in which areas your writing has improved but also by how much.
Before your training course we analyse a sample of your writing against ten key writing skills. From the easy-to-read graph you can see immediately the areas that are good - and the ones that need improvement. What's more your trainer will know what to concentrate on to make the most difference to your writing skills.
About six weeks after the training you send us another sample of your writing and we repeat the assessment. The graph we send you has your pre- and post-training assessment on one sheet and will show a percentage improvement in the ten skills.