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Writing policies

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Writing policies

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Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow G22 5AZ 
Costs: Members £160.00 / Non-Members £260.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

How do you write bespoke policies specific to your organisation which are clear, usable and fit for purpose and will assist you to convert strategic aims into clear actions? This is a challenge which many policy staff and managers face.

This course will provide you with practical experience in writing policies and equip you with the skills to produce documents which are user friendly and meet the needs of the intended audience.

It is suitable for anyone who is involved in writing or adopting policies, who is new to policy writing or wishing to refresh existing skills.

Course content


  • Principles and best practice in policy production
  • Address the audience - appropriate language for the organisation/specific policy
  • Develop/adopt the house style
  • Structure and table of contents
  • Comply with legislation and regulation
  • I.C.T systems and best practice
  • Where does ‘policy’ end and ‘procedure’ begin

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the characteristics of good policies
  • Address your audience – who are they?  What do they need to know?
  • Meet the needs of different audiences
  • Gain practical experience in writing policies
  • Create an accessible and easy to use Policy Portfolio


Trainer: Anne Robertson