|About||We are the UK’s leading independent training provider, offering self-paced vocational courses and diplomas to help you get the job you want.|
Leading the way for growth in development and efficiency within the workplace since 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman first published Shorthand, going on then to found Pitman Training as an educational institution since 1840. Since then our training has continually developed to incorporate advances in modern technologies.
Keeping true to the Pitman Training heritage, the key focus is to arm our student ‘Pitmanites’ with the skills they need to get the jobs that they want!
To help you get started, our Pitman Training Course Advisors will work with you to find a tailor made solution to meet your needs. We offer a flexible approach to training and our centres open late nights through the week and weekends, meaning you are able to fit studying in around your existing commitments.
We offer three types of training, which differ in duration and training method:
Pitman Training Diplomas are very highly regarded by employers. They are made up of core and elective courses relating to the subject, such as training to be an Executive PA. A diploma could take several weeks to complete depending in whether you choose to study full or part-time. Most diploma training is PC-based, with an 'audio tutor' and support is on hand from an experienced course advisor when you need it. Many students use our diplomas to start or change careers, or to return to work.
Pitman Training's courses last from a few hours to a few days and follow the same PC-based format as our diplomas. A Pitman Training course can help you top up specific skills or learn something new. We have courses in areas such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Book-Keeping and many more.
Seminars are different to courses and diplomas in that they are classroom-based and tutor-led. Not all Pitman Training centres offer seminars, but most have a full range available on specific dates. The best way to find out what seminars are coming up is to ring your nearest centre (www.pitman-training.com/locations)