Personal Development and Management > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – The Basics of Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Micro VILT is designed to present an overview of SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) Writing. Those new to SOP writing will fully understand what an SOP is and why they are needed before looking at the structure of a typical SOP.

Once the basic concepts are understood, we will focus on the writing process to ensure SOPs are efficiently produced and address the readers’/ users’ needs. This is done through understanding the function of each section of an SOP, from initial objectives and scope through to the actual step-by-step guide through the procedures concerned. To achieve the latter with clarity and without ambiguity, participants will look in detail at the language of instructions, and the essential aspects of presenting hazardous stages in any procedure.

For the experienced SOP writer, this refresher will provide a chance to look again at their writing process, and the methods they use to prepare and produce an SOP that are functional, accurate, precise, concrete and user-friendly.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Introduction to SOP Writing

  1. What is an SOP?
  2. Why write an SOP?
  3. The Structure of SOP
  4. The Editing Process

Writing the SOP

  1. Organising the Writing Project
  2. Establishing Reader and Purpose
  3. Stating your Purpose clearly
  4. Defining the Scope
  5. Identifying key stages in the Procedure

Writing the Operation Tasks

  1. Using the Imperative in instructions
  2. Conditional instructions
  3. Stating hazards and warnings clearly


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. I enjoyed the online quizzes and group activities.
  2. This training is provided in an organised manner.
  3. The discussion.
  4. SOP Development.
  5. Cooperative group meetings.
  6. The instructor.
  7. The communication and platform of the training.
  8. The breakout sessions.
  9. I liked the online quizzes.


Your course leader managed the Business Skills Unit of the British Council programmes as well as oversee all training-related matters from 1997. The trainer considers himself a trainer first and specialises predominantly in high-level writing and technical report writing programmes.

In addition to conducting training in Technical Writing, the trainer has also been the chief editor for many large writing projects. These include a year-long project editing the entire Start-Up Manual (including the Black Start Manual) for Nippon Oil’s Helang Integrated Platform, a 4-month project rewriting the manuals for the Puteri Dulang FSO off Terengganu, and editing the current revision of the PETRONAS Procedures and Guidelines for Upstream Activities (PPGUA).

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Good course overall. A lot of info fit into the 4-hour window. Having the class notes to reference will also come in handy when writing SOPs in the future.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

This is a great course for understanding what to consider when writing an SOP. The instructor is knowledgeable and very interactive. I learned issues to consider that had never occurred to me.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

It was a very informative course and nice to break out into groups to work on course tasks.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA