Simplified Technical English training

Simplified Technical English is a controlled language used in the aerospace industry since 1986. The European and American Aerospace Industry Associations devised the language to improve the readability of maintenance documentation.

ASD STE100 (E1)

This course is a practical introduction for those who will use Simplified Technical English (formerly AECMA Simplified English).

The course introduces the philosophy of Simplified Technical English, explains the underlying grammatical principles and gives delegates opportunities to use Simplified Technical English in practical exercises. These exercises can be based on your company’s documentation.

Who is this course for?

Technical authors and writers needing to produce content in Simplified Technical English, or just wanting to improve their language skills, clarity and conciseness.

How long is the course?

2 days on-site, or
4 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

  • Philosophy of Simplified Technical English
  • Benefits of adopting the standard
  • Grammar
  • Simplified English Rules
Specific Grammatical Rules
  • Noun phrases
  • Verbs
General Writing Principles
  • Permitted words
  • Sentence and paragraph construction
  • Spelling, punctuation
  • Writing practices
  • Practical exercises
Types of Writing
  • Practical session – apply the rules
  • Convert existing text (or write your own)
  • Delegates compare / discuss
  • Procedures
  • Descriptive writing
  • Warnings and cautions

Contiem training

Your training will be lead by a professional in the topic with many years of experience both of the subject matter and in bringing it to you, the audience. Your trainer will want to understand both your current knowledge and your learning (and business) needs. They will evolve the course during its delivery ensuring that it meets your requirements, giving you far more than just an academic presentation. You will learn what is most relevant to you and feel empowered to take the next steps in implementing your training and improving your working environment.

Where and when?

You can take your training course wherever is most convenient for you and your team. We prefer face-to-face either at your site, or at our offices in Sutton, Surry, England. However, we can also conduct all of our courses on-line avoiding travel restrictions and covid isolation issues.

All of our courses are available at a mutually suitable time between your team and the relevant specialist instructor. When you call to book we can organise all the details.

Next steps

Please fill in the form below with brief details of your training requirement. One of our team will then be in touch and we will email you the full current prospectus for the course(s) you need.

If you have a specific learning requirement, you need a certain topic covered to extra depth, or you are interested in something else not covered in our standard training courses, just ask. Our greatest asset is the service we provide you, and we can cover any requirement in the Aerospace and Defence technical information world.

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