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Courses to help you be a better technical or business communicator

Many people have to create instructions for end users, but they’ve never had any proper training in how to do this. They might need to develop online Help, procedures, API reference, UI text, user guides or training courses. Are they doing a good job? How could their content could be better? Often, they don’t know.

Technical writing skills training

Cherryleaf teaches you the skills to create great instructional content with ease.

You can choose from affordable online courses, classroom-based training courses, or workshops in technical communication, content strategy, and written business communication. You’ll improve your skills, and become more confident in your abilities.

If you’ve been involved in technical writing for some time, our advanced courses are an ideal way to develop your skills, and keep them up to date. They are a great way to keep learning and improving yourself.

Overview of our courses

Courses in technical communication


  • Creating online Help
  • Writing API documentation
  • DITA course
  • Editing and revising content
  • Embedded Help and UI text
  • Information design
  • Markdown
  • Project planning
  • Single sourcing
  • Technical writing courses (beginners)
  • End user documentation writing skills for developers

Classroom/on premises

  • Authoring tools training (Adobe FrameMaker)
  • Technical writing course (advanced)

Courses in business communication


  • Technical copywriting
  • Editing and revising content

Classroom/on premises

  • Policies and procedures writing

The fundamentals of technical writing

ISTC Accredited Course

Learn to write like a professional technical communicator. This course teaches you the fundamentals of technical writing, and helps you understand your role as a Technical Author (or similar position).

Advanced technical communication training course

Write like the best professional technical communicators. Manage your projects with less stress. Be on top of the latest trends and technologies.

Cherryleaf’s advanced technical communication skills course provides you with access to a collection of online modules in technical communication, under a low cost monthly subscription plan.

You pay for it for as long as you need it. You can stop when you want, and the subscription will finish at the end of that month. It’s a good way to maintain the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by technical communication societies.

  • Managing Technical Documentation Projects
    • Planning user documentation in an Agile environment
    • What is Technical Documentation?
    • Making the Business Case for Technical Documentation
    • Estimating Time Budgets for Documentation Projects
    • Technical Documentation Standards
    • Metrics in Technical Documentation
    • Developing User Documentation in an Agile Environment
  • Single Sourcing and Content Reuse
    • This online training course teaches the basic skills in single sourcing and writing content for reuse.
    • Learn how to re-use, re-publish and re-purpose more content. Understand single sourcing and plan a single sourcing migration project.
    • See Single sourcing and content reuse training course for more information.
  • Revising and Editing Content
    • Currently available as a beta release
      • Editing
      • Revising content
      • Revising tools
      • Editing and revising exercises
      • Getting your content reviewed
      • The relationship between editors and writers
  • DITA Fundamentals
    • This course is for people both new to DITA and already using DITA.
    • See DITA fundamentals for more information.
  • Writing API Documentation training course
  • Markdown – Friend or Foe
    • A presentation on the pros and cons of Markdown.
  • Writing and Designing Embedded Help and UI Help text
  • Trends in Technical Communication
    • This course covers the advanced new writing techniques emerging in technical communication.

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Courses in business communication

Courses for people who need to write more effectively and efficiently:

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Client testimonials

Good trainer, approachable. Good ideas to take forward.

Karen T. Care Agency Gibraltar Writing policies and procedures training course

It was inclusive and interactive. Ginny was well prepared about our current practice, and had tailored the session to our needs.

Steve V. Care Agency Gibraltar Writing policies and procedures training course

Based outside of the UK?

Private, single company, courses are also available - delivered live over the Web from our studio, or at your premises.Contact Cherryleaf for more details.

Professional certification as a technical communicator - Technical Author qualifications

certified member logoCherryleaf’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.

Course administration

Our Course Administration page gives details on our training terms and conditions.

Where we teach our public classroom courses

Cherryleaf’s classroom courses are held at Savoy Place, London WC2R. This is close to the Strand and Waterloo Bridge.

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