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FilteredFiltered provides online CPD courses in Microsoft Office products and other essential business skills such as Leadership, Project Management and Strategy. By asking users a set of questions at the outset the platform identifies what a user does and does not need to know in each subject area. From there it creates a course unique to that needs of that individual. Teaching you just what you need to know.

All Filtered courses are entirely online and contain a mix of text, video tutorials, practice exercises and tests. Courses can be access 24/7, 365 days a year and are all accredited by CPD UK.

Filtered works closely with Microsoft and various accounting bodies across the UK and have teamed up with the AIA to bring members access to this training and as easy and affordable way to satisfy CPD requirements.

FEBRUARY 2017 SPECIAL OFFER

AIA has partnered with award-winning training platform Filtered to bring you a fantastic new offer this autumn. Until 28 February 2017, all Filtered courses are available to AIA members for just £149 (instead of the standard price of £200).

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FILTERED CPD UNITS

Filtered allows you to 'filter' out information you do not wish to complete. You can print off a CPD certifcate at any point which will tell you how many units you have gained during the course. 

Once you have purchased a Filtered course, you will then be sent a Voucher code. (Please allow approximately 48 hours for codes to be issued). Once you have recieved your voucher you can sign up here and click 'I have a voucher' You can then instantly access the online courses you have purchased.  Watch the Filtered video below and see how it works. 

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AVOIDING BAD JARGON

[FROM OUR BUSINESS WRITING COURSE]

Are you often exposed to unhelpful business terminology? Want to know how to avoid it and make your communication clearer?

Jargon is a special word or phrase that is used by a group, typically of professionals, to improve communications. However, jargon doesn’t always do as intended and quite often damages communication in a number of ways.

When using jargon consider these principles to ensure the language you use is fit for purpose:

1. Make sure it's original, not dated - Be wary of fashionable words and phrases. Don’t sound dated when you write. Remember that the definition of fashionable will depend on your audience.

2. Is your jargon clear? - Remind yourself who you’re writing for. This will allow you to determine which jargon your readers will find helpful.

3. Ensure your readers know what you mean - The first time you use an abbreviation in a document, give the full words first, with the acronym following in bracket. Also be ready to explain concepts further.

As a quick exercise, write down five examples of good and bad jargon used in your workplace. Then spend five minutes identifying why you think each fall into their respective category using the principles above.

Improve the written communication skills in your office with our Business Writing course.

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