College Contributes to Naval Training

1st April 2008 2:12pm - Return to press releases

Shirley Hebden

The Royal Navy have congratulated East Riding College for their excellent publication of a booklet, ?Writing with Readers in Mind?. The booklet was written by Shirley Hebden, in her previous role as Head of The Skills for Life Resource Centre at the College.

The booklet is a guide for anyone producing written information or worksheets in a way that makes reading easier and benefits all readers, not only those with poor literacy and numeracy skills. The information within the guide is divided into 6 sections, which includes: design and layout, typeface, paper and colour, language and readability, tone and the reader.

All the Royal Navy?s initial training courses and many other professional courses are written at the Learning Centre, HMS Raleigh, Torpoint, Cornwall. A copy of the East Riding College?s Basic Skills Resource Centre booklet ?Writing with Reading in Mind? was publicised as good working practice.

Stephen Kendrick, HMS Raleigh, said, ?The East Riding College publication is probably the best I have seen for course designers wanting to make their work accessible to all our learner recruits including those with Special Learning Difficulties. I will ensure that the College continues to get full credit recognition for its contribution to Naval training?.