IQC For Training, Consultancy & Auditing
In response to the Corona Virus crisis - This course will be delivered by Virtual (online) Classroom Training. Enroll as normal and we will be in touch to explain. More on our Virtual Classroom Training can be found here Technical Writing
Build and enhance your existing knowledge in relation to writing clear, concise, and audience-centric content.
Learn about the Writing Process, Plan and Structure documents from scratch.
Learn the benefits of Style Guides
Use Peer editing and how to give Constructive and relevant Feedback.
The Irish Quality Centre is the leading Irish Training Provider in ISO Standards, EU Regulations, and Quality Training.
Our practical interactive training creates long-lasting skills. We have maintained over 87% client retention rate since 1997. Experience our training for yourself.
On completion of the training the participants will have the skills and techniques to:
• Write clear, concise, and audience-centric content
• Understand the writing process
• Plan and structure documents from scratch
• Understand the value of using a style guide
• Take part in a peer editing process and give constructive and relevant feedback.
Module 5 - Storytelling
This module discusses how to use narrative or storytelling skills to structure content within documents.
Module 6 - Characteristics of Good Writing
This module focuses on key elements of good writing,: using the active voice, clarity of structure and language, conciseness, completeness and accuracy of content.
Module 7 - Style Guides and Templates
Through a range of interactive exercises, participants learn how a style guide supports a coherent voice and message. Participants also learn how to use templates to increase their efficiency.
Module 8 - Editing
Applying best practices, this module offers participants an opportunity to self-edit, peer review effectively, and provide constructive feedback to colleagues in review cycles.
There are Eight Core Modules in the Technical Writing Training
Module 1 - Introduction
This module introduces the field of technical writing and outlines the course learning outcomes.
Module 2 - Information Gathering
In this module, participants become familiar with the phases of a documentation project. They learn how to gather and manage information, and how to develop audience-centric content.
Module 3 - Mechanics of Writing
Using practical examples, this modules focus is on grammar and punctuation, and highlights common grammar errors.
Module 4 - Elements of Structure
In this module, participants learn various techniques to structure content so that it is as easy as possible for audiences to locate the information they need. If required, we can tailor this module using client templates as examples and references.
Our two half day course helps technical staff, scientists, developers, engineers, and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), develop skills for effective written communication. This course is consistantly delivered:
On client sites - the course can be tailored to an organisation's specific needs.
At different locations across Ireland throughout the year. Participants from various organisations and backgrounds can join these courses.
For those experienced writers and / or those involved in writing documents requiring Regulatory Oversight please consider our Technical Writing Regulatory Oversight training.
Technical Writing Trainers
Oonagh Montague is a communications expert with more than twenty years' experience as a journalist, lecturer, and senior project manager. She teaches Effective Writing Skills, Storytelling for Business, Understanding Audiences, Writing and Presentation Skills, and Media Marketing to audiences ranging from IT, medtech, and pharmaceutical professionals to third level students and academics. She is an engaging and intuitive trainer, who specialises in the translation of technical material into clear language, and the presentation of new or complex ideas to a specified audience.
Philip Byrne has over 25 years experience in auditing and management of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems. He has worked in Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals for nine years supporting the drug substance manufacturing facility, playing a key role in Technical Training, Quality, and overall GMP compliance. Philip also lectures at the Technological University Dublin and Griffith College (Regulatory Affairs and GMP, Technology Transfer, Validation and GMP Auditing).
Technical Writing Training 1 - Virtual Classroom €350
The 2 days went really quickly - Fergal was excellant - so positive and helpful and has amazing experience.
Orla McKiernan - Griffith College
Going into the course I wouldn't have been confident to complete an audit myself but leaving the course I felt I could confidently complete an internal or external audit.
Michelle - TCFG
Overall experience was great, I learned a lot from this course. Style, technique and content were helpful in terms of building Audit experience.
Marwan Redha - Medtronics