Plain English editing, writing and training service -
provided by the National Adult Literacy Agency.

Plain English training

We offer one-day and half-day courses and shorter workshops on applying plain English techniques to writing and layout.

Our plain English training courses vary from short workshops to half-day and full-day courses. We offer open courses, for people from different organisations, or can tailor a plain English course to a single organisation. We can also offer train-the-trainer courses to groups.

About our plain English training courses

Through real-world examples and exercises, we aim to make the training as relevant and informative as possible. Regular exercises give participants the opportunity to apply what they learn in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Our open courses are held in a convenient location for all participants. Our group courses are usually in the organisation's premises.

How to get plain English training

  • E-mail us to say whether you are interested in an open course, a group course for your organisation or a train-the-trainer course.
  • We will send you a course outline and a booking form and, for open courses, a list of course dates.
  • Fill in the form and return it to us. Note that we ask for about three weeks' notice of group courses, if possible.
  • We will then contact you to confirm your course booking and get sample documents (in the case of group and train-the-trainer courses). We treat any sample documents as confidential.

You can also inquire about plain English courses or make a booking by filling in our online training form.