Content Design and Content Strategy training course

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Cherryleaf’s content design and strategy training course teaches the fundamentals of developing a content strategy.

Delegates' comments

I will certainly use this in my organisation. It’ll enable me to discuss content strategy knowledgeably.

AB Content Design and Strategy Training Online Course 1st March 2017

I found this training very useful and enjoyable too. I took the course on Friday and this week am putting into action the suggested tasks from the course, just thought you would find this useful to know.

D.D. Content Design and Strategy Training Online Course 1st March 2017

Who is this course for?

If you need a solid understanding of the basics of content strategy, this affordable training course is ideal for you. 

Recommended by the ASTC

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About the course

Cherryleaf’s online self-study elearning course in content strategy provides an introduction to the basics of developing a content strategy.

The course modules are delivered via the Web in small, manageable modules. The ten learning modules contain videos of the trainer with supporting imagery, which you can complete at your own pace. The course includes exercises and model answers for the delegates to complete and review.

The course will take delegates approximately 1 day to complete.

Parts of the course are structured around Lean methodologies and techniques, in order to give you a framework for managing and sustaining change.

As the course is a one day introduction to content strategy, we do not look at which particular CMS or authoring tool to select.

Content strategy and its implementation is a big topic. You may need to supplement this course with training in usability testing, writing techniques, creating taxonomies and ontologies, CSS, Social Media strategies, SEO, creating XML schemas or creating templates.

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 – Why does my business need to look at content strategically?
  • Module 2 – What do we mean by content strategy?
  • Module 3 – Meeting business goals through content
  • Module 4 – Discovering what exists
    • Content inventories
  • Module 5 – Evaluating what exists
    • Content audits
    • Workflow analysis
    • Audience analysis
  • Module 6 – Developing a strategy
    • The Five S model
  • Module 7 – Implementing a strategy and systems
  • Module 8 – Creating and publishing content
  • Module 9 – Governance and maintenance
    • Managing new content
    • Maintenance
    • Governance

Professional certification as a technical communicator - Technical Author qualifications

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