Technical Writing Skills

This course is available for virtual delivery – please contact us for further details (1 face-to-face training day typically translates into 2 to 4 virtual sessions per day, this is determined by the specific course content. Number of sessions and specific session times will be confirmed in advance of course delivery.)     Having trouble writing technical memos, reports or documents? 1.image Attending this comprehensive training course will help you get your message across clearly and save you time.  Our structured, practical programme will help you to identify the key message you need to deliver in your written document and to deliver it clearly and concisely in a way that will ensure it is understood.

Delivery Mode

  • Public

    05 May 2021
    03 Mar 2021
  • Public Virtual

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What's covered?








The programme is built around participant requirements and features practical exercises to help them hone their skills on the day. 

Who should participate?

Engineers, Managers, Scientists and other Technical Personnel involved in disciplines such as Quality, Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Services and Research and Development have all benefitted greatly by attending this course in the past.

For applicants whose first language is not English, SQT recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) for successful completion of this programme. It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;


Who are the tutors?

Carmel McCrea Kelly

Carmel McCrea Kelly, BSc in Quality Management & Technology, Cert Manufacturing Engineering, Training & Continuing Education & Dip Pollution Assessment and Control is a Quality professional with over 20 years experience in the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Carmel joined SQT as a tutor in 2018 and continues to work as a Quality Management Consultant with Northridge Quality and Validation.  Carmel feels that by combining her consultancy work with training through SQT she is best placed to impart her vast knowledge and experience to those currently working in the industry.  Prior to joining SQT, Carmel spent six years as Head of QA and RA of Medical Device Manufacturing plant where some of her achievements were; gaining certification to ISO 13485: 2016 and 21 CFR Part 820 and gaining CE Mark certification for several active Medical Devices.

Carmel has extensive experience of carrying out software validation projects in the industry over many years and continues to assist companies with these types of projects today.  Carmel regards achieving compliance with the EU Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) and maintaining adherence to the Software Validation requirements of ISO 13485: 2016 as being some of the biggest challenges facing Medial Device companies today.

Gerry Burke

Gerry is a self-motivated medical industry professional with knowledge and experience of remediation in the highly regulated medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, in particular sterile products. Skilled in developing and implementing strategic remediation plans, for example those aimed at DHF completion and CAPA compliance, including completion of verification, validation and effectiveness actions. Gerry has an excellent track record in Quality Systems, Validation and Risk Management projects in Medical Industry projects. Recent projects have included; Design History File remediation, Risk Management according to ISO 14971, preparation and updating of pFMEA, dFMEA, Risk management Plans, Risk management reports, and change control optimisation for deviations. Gerry implements a hands on approach to problem solving, project development and remediation activities.

John Lafferty

John Lafferty, B. Tech. in Manufacturing Technology, Six Sigma Black Belt, Cert. Training & Continuing Education, Cert. Quality Management, is a Quality professional with over 25 years experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.  John joined SQT as a tutor in 2007.  Prior to that, John spent many years working in the Medical Devices/ Pharmaceutical sectors – the final six years of which were as a Senior Manager of a multinational Medical Devices plant where he managed the Quality and  Regulatory Systems.  John completed his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training through SQT in 2009 and derives great benefit from applying the techniques that he learned to Risk Management and Validation in a Life Sciences setting.

“It is great to be able to bring this knowledge and the experience gained from ongoing involvement with Life Sciences companies into the classroom,” he says.

John passionately believes that the key to success in Life Sciences Manufacturing is the relentless application of Risk Management, Variation Reduction and Good Validation Practices.  As the SQT tutor for Technical Writing Skills, John believes that good written communication skills are vital for any Life Sciences professional.

One of John’s greatest achievements in most recent years has been the development of the MDSAP and MDSAP Internal Auditor courses in response to demand from SQT’s loyal client base.

How do we train and support you?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the Tutor will contact the Course Organiser in advance to discuss the programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically to the organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

John Lafferty

Duration: 1 dayPublic Price: €475

John Lafferty

Duration: 1 dayVirtual Training Price: €395

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