Advanced Technical Writing Course - With Assessments

Discover the advanced technical writing skills in technical communication

Discover the advanced new writing techniques emerging in technical communication. Don’t get left behind: past clients for the classroom version of this course include technical communicators from Citrix, GE, IBM UK, Lloyds Banking Group, Sage plc, Schlumberger, Tekla and Visa International.

If you want to discover new approaches to technical writing, this advanced course is right for you.

The course has been designed to be independent of any particular authoring tool, and to work in both a structured and unstructured authoring environment.

Comments from delegates

Comments from the classroom version of this course:

Excellent overview and will be useful for practical application. Much food for thought – useful for starting ideas on improving (the) existing approach to Help files.
Thank you for the fabulous course on Friday. I can’t wait to start implementing some of the new techniques.
Excellent course. Lots to consider! Will certainly make me challenge what we do and have done for several years.
Very interesting course though not what I thought it would be. Lots of new ideas and things to think about. Look forward to trying some of them out.
Stimulating and thought provoking. Introduced techniques that I certainly will use in the future.
I just wanted to say ‘thank you!’ for the excellent training session yesterday. I’m putting those principles to work today as I review the UA for one of our websites. The way I write has changed dramatically.
Great course.

Who is this for?

This course is for anyone involved in technical writing who is:

  • Having trouble convincing others of the value of their work
  • Dissatisfied with the performance of their documentation
  • Wanting to create better, more effective user documents
  • Wanting to learn the new writing styles emerging in technical communication
  • Needs to manage software documentation projects

What will I learn?

Using examples of Help pages from a number of applications, you'll learn how to spot where these advanced techniques have been used.

Bonus material

To go with this course, we have included four modules from our WriteLessons course.

Duration and delivery format

The course comprises 32 modules in total, which you can complete at your own pace. The course modules are delivered over the Web in small, manageable video presentations. You can pause the videos at any time and return to the course, for a period of 12 months.

Reviewed assessments and certificate

This reviewed option comes with a certificate at the end of the course. You send your answers to the exercises in the course back to us for review and feedback.


This is an advanced course, so you must have experience of writing user documentation.

Please be aware

The course doesn’t cover the specialist requirements for aerospace, military, railway and automotive documentation, where documentation must be written to a specific XML standard.

It doesn’t cover how to write technical API documentation for developers.

You also may need to learn how to use a Help authoring tool.

Professional certification as a technical communicator

Cherryleaf’s training courses can help you become a Junior, Certified Member or Certified Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC). The ISTC is the national professional body for technical communicators in the UK. It has members around the world.

Junior Members, Members and Fellows are certified by the ISTC through a vetting process, with Members and Fellows entitled to use the initials MISTC or FISTC after their names.

All ISTC members have a responsibility to maintain their professional competence through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Cherryleaf’s courses can help demonstrate you are extending and updating your skills.

Your Instructor


Cherryleaf is a technical writing services company formed in 2002 by people with a passion for technical communication and learning development.

Cherryleaf is recognised as a leader within the technical communication profession. Our staff have written articles for the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) Intercom magazine, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicator's Communicator journal and tekom's TCWorld magazine. They've also written books on technical communication. We've presented webinars for Adobe, Madcap Software or the STC, and we've spoken at various conferences around the world.

Today, organisations throughout Europe use Cherryleaf’s services so they can provide clear information that enables users and staff to complete tasks productively.

Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access for 12 months.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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