Plain English Course

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The average reading age in the UK is estimated to be that of an educated 9 year old. Within the workplace especially, this can cause problems, as the use of the English language has become complicated and often confuses people. It is therefore important to be able to produce writing that can be read, understood and acted upon first time by its intended audience.

This online course will emphasise how important it is for you to develop your plain English skills and how doing so will help in every aspect of your life. By completing the course, you will know:

  • What plain English really is
  • How to plan communication
  • Plain English techniques
  • How to put plain English into practice


Lesson Plan


Areas covered will include:

  • What is Plain English?
  • Poor Communication
  • Planning Communication
  • Plain English techniques
  • Putting Plain English into Practice



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone that needs to develop their plain English skills. The information is applicable to any workplace environment, including that of volunteers.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements.


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