ASD-STE100 training options

STE in-person and online courses

Certified Training in ASD-STE100

Training options for Simplified Technical English (STE) are an important consideration for individuals and organizations looking to improve their written communication skills in the technical field.
This article outlines the advantages of training options provided by authorized STE Trainers that are officially recognized by ASD: live webinar series and in-person courses.

Live webinar series
This training option involves 8 half-day sessions delivered via a live virtual classroom using the Zoom Pro platform. The lesson duration is approximately 4.5 hours, including a short coffee break, and the course includes a final exam and ASD certificate upon successful completion. The instructor provides individual feedback on exercises and training material including a copy of the ASD-STE100 specification Issue 8, slide sets and exercises after each lesson. One advantage of this training option is the flexibility it provides for participants, as they can attend the sessions from any location with an internet connection. It is also cost-effective as the costs vary according to the number of participants, rather than being based on location.

In-person courses
This training option involves 4 consecutive full days of in-person classroom training, including a final exam and ASD certificate. It is suitable for groups of 4 to 12 participants and the calendar can be agreed upon to meet the needs of the group. One advantage of this training option is the opportunity for face-to-face interaction and discussion with the instructor and other participants, which can enhance the learning experience. It is also an effective option for those who prefer a more structured and immersive learning environment. However, the costs of this training option vary according to location and the number of participants, which may be a consideration for some individuals or organizations.

Introductory live webinars
An introductory webinar can be either 2 or 4 hours long, depending on the depth of coverage desired. During the webinar, attendees learn about the key concepts and requirements of the ASD-STE100 specification, as well as best practices for implementing it in their organization. There is no exam or certification associated with this training option, as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of STE rather than a comprehensive overview. The webinar provides real-world examples and case studies to illustrate key points and help attendees apply the knowledge they have gained.

Both live webinar series and in-person courses provide valuable training options for individuals and organizations looking to improve their skills in Simplified Technical English. The live webinars series offer flexibility and cost-effectiveness, while in-person courses provide the opportunity for face-to-face interaction and a more structured learning environment. Ultimately, the best training option will depend on the individual or organization's specific needs and preferences.

Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements. I will be happy to customize exercises and examples for your specific industry.