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Transferable skills

PTC courses are not just for those who work in mainstream publishing. If you create or edit content, or manage any kind of project for your organisation, our transferable skills courses are ideal – they will ensure your output is the most effective it can be. Whether you produce company documents, reports and marketing materials, or want to ensure your online content has maximum impact and that your projects run seamlessly, one of these courses is for you.

Who are they for?

Transferable skills courses are ideal for those who work for organisations outside of traditional publishing, including:

  • accountancy firms
  • charities and non-profit organisations
  • education bodies
  • freelance writers, translators or journalists
  • institutions and societies
  • local and national government departments
  • health organisations
  • marketing companies
  • membership organisations
  • museums
  • teachers 
  • returners to work looking for a change of direction

Attendees on recent sessions include communication managers, content designers and managers, newsletter editors, press and publications officers, production editors and website editors.

For more information about any of these courses, please email

Building a Successful Online Content Strategy

  • Full day: six x 60-minute sessions, split across two half days

    A practical course that will ensure that the content on your website works effectively and efficiently.

Editorial Skills for All

  • Full day: four x 1.5-hour sessions plus breaks, split across two half days

    This practical course introduces the role of editing and proofreading content in any business.

Grammar and Punctuation - the basics

  • Half day: two x 1.5-hour sessions, split across one morning

    This short course will look at some of the core issues relating to grammar and punctuation.

Introduction to Project Management

  • Full day: four x 1.5-hour sessions, split across two half days

    Acquire project management tools to enable you to deliver all your priorities, on time and on budget.

Proofreading PDFs

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    Half day: two x 1.5-hour sessions

    This course demonstrates the full potential of Adobe Acrobat’s mark-up tools and provides tips to instantly improve your working practices

Rewriting and Substantive Editing (Non-Fiction)

  • Full day: four x 1.5-hour sessions, split across two half days

    A course that helps editors rewrite text and restructure pieces of writing, while retaining the author's voice and key messages.

The Fundamentals of Public Speaking

  • Half day: two x 1.5-hour sessions

    Gain the tools needed to perform your role with ease and learn to make your communications clearer and more efficient.

Writing for Online Audiences

  • Full day: six x 60-minute sessions, split across two half days

    Discover vital ways to make digital content more readable, searchable and findable, using up-to-the-minute research.