Pitman Training Centre

Pitman Training is the largest and longest established independent vocational training organisation in the UK today.

Founded by Sir Isaac Pitman the first school was opened over 175 years ago offering high class and flexible courses which have been designed specifically to meet the needs of the individual and the businesses.

We are a different type of education centre; firstly we are purpose built which has been designed specifically with you in mind. Secondly, all of our courses are bespoke to you, creating a unique learning experience to fit your individual needs.

Whether you are an individual looking to up skill or you have a team of staff requiring Professional Development we can meet your needs. We love getting to know our students and watching each and every one progress. It’s always a proud moment when we hear that they’ve landed their dream job or been successful with a promotion request.

Pitman Training is the largest and longest established independent vocational training organisation in the UK today. Founded by Sir Isaac Pitman the first school was opened over 175 years ago offering high class and flexible courses which have been designed specifically to meet the needs of the individual and the businesses.

We are a different type of education centre; firstly we are purpose built which has been designed specifically with you in mind. Secondly, all of our courses are bespoke to you, creating a unique learning experience to fit your individual needs.

Whether you are an individual looking to up skill or you have a team of staff requiring Professional Development we can meet your needs. We love getting to know our students and watching each and every one progress. It’s always a proud moment when we hear that they’ve landed their dream job or been successful with a promotion request.

There’s a course at Pitman Training for you, whatever your passion

Our office skills training courses will give you high quality skills that employers actively seek out in their employees. Our training is all practical and enables you to build confidence alongside ability.

Increase your speed and accuracy with our suite of touch-typing training courses. With courses suitable from beginner, intermediate through to expert level where you could hit speeds up to 60 wpm (words per minute)!

Shorthand remains a valuable skill for anyone working in an office administration position. It can save time and effort as well as enhance your efficiency when taking notes on the ‘hoof’.

We hold a standout reputation for the quality of our secretarial training courses. We can help you gain the professional, practical skills that will help you impress employers.

We have a variety of legal secretarial training courses available to study, some of which have been accredited by CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). Take a look at the full range.

Gain the niche skillset and understanding required to work in Medical Administration roles as well as top level, professional office administration skills.

We’ve joined forces with NALP (the National Association of Licensed Paralegals) to offer this unique range of Paralegal training courses.

We’re well known for our high-level, professional PA training courses. Find out more about the training we provide and how you can set yourself on the path to a rewarding PA/EA career.

Our Excel training courses are self-paced and flexible to study. We have courses suitable for those at beginner level, right through to Expert level courses to really solidify your existing Excel skills.

We’ve a comprehensive range of Microsoft Office courses. You could opt to study one of the programmes such as Word, PowerPoint or Access individually or combine multiple courses and study one of our Microsoft Office Diplomas.

This renowned word processing programme has a vast array of features and our training courses will help you maximise the programmes potential. With courses suitable for beginners right through to expert level, we’re confident we have the right Microsoft Word course for you.

Our bookkeeping training courses will help you learn how to confidently and ably manage a businesses day-to-day financial records.

We offer two key training courses for Sage; Sage Accounts and Sage Payroll. Click to view the course descriptions and find out how we can help you get to grips with this common accounting software package.

A businesses payroll is one of the key functions that has to be done right. Our payroll training courses can help you learn the process from scratch and give you reputable certifications to add to your CV.

We’re proud of our partnership with AAT (The Association of Accounting Technician’s), one of the most recognisable awarding bodies in the accounting industry. Take a look at our range of AAT accredited training courses.

We’ve an array of accounting training courses available for you to select from. This range is one of our most popular choices for our students and can lead to a rewarding career.

Managerial positions require experience, a broad skillset and a high level of interpersonal skills to help manage teams effectively. Our courses cover a range of core skills such as Time Management, Leadership Skills and Team Development to name just a few.

HR is an essential part of any organisation. HR managers typically deal with recruitment, remuneration, staff training and development, employee relations, Industrial relations and organisational development on a daily basis.

We have a range of Project Management training courses, some of which align to the Prince2 methodology, that can help you gain effective, professional skills to run successful projects.

From learning skills required to talk with senior stakeholders to communicating with difficult colleagues; managing external and customer relations or learning to communicate with virtual teams; communication is the one skill that will benefit your career progression.

Our Networks and Security Courses are ideal for those of you who’d like to take your IT skills to the next level and become a network or system administrator.

Get technical with our range of IT courses which will enable you to take your career into the future. Build your career in Installation of IT software and devices, repairing systems, upgrading software, troubleshooting issues and being the technical expert, who everybody needs!

Pitman Training’s range of server administration courses offer specialist training to enable service in developing maintaining, analysing and repairing server IT systems.

Learning skills in essential Adobe packages such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, you’ll learn practical, transferable skills that can help you start your career in Graphic Design.

Web design is more in demand than ever and many companies now prefer to have in-house team members with web design skills, than outsourcing to agencies. This has opened up many doors to jobs in this field, across a wide range of sectors.

Studying Photoshop will provide you with a great opportunity to master essential skills required to pursue a creative-led careers such as a graphic designer or web designer.

Achieving the very best and most up to date skills can improve your confidence, and possessing good English language skills can open up a whole new world of opportunities, both in your career and personal life.

If you’re looking for a new career or to develop skills to make an impact in your current role, and you’re not sure where to start, we offer a range of courses to help assist you.

Marketing is a highly sought after industry to enter, and as such, possessing skills which will get not just the company you are working for noticed, but also your own personal brand, is key.

Event organising is a very sought after role, whether in its own right or within a wider job spec. But it’s not as easy as it may first appear – and the secret is in being ultra organised. It’s a skill juggling multiple tasks, co-ordinating large groups of people, marketing for maximum success.

Whether using social media to market your products or services, build loyalty or provide customer service advice, you need to understand the full spectrum of tools available before deciding which to use. Our Social Media courses will enable you to create a strategy highly tuned to your specific objectives.