About Pitman Training Swords

A Brief History of Pitman Training

Pitman Training is a leading training provider, offering specialist career focussed training, upholding the heritage which was established in 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman revolutionised office communications with the invention of shorthand.

Today, we still offer our globally recognised shorthand training, but as you’d expect, we’ve well and truly moved with the times. We provide the very latest in office software and IT training, as well as a comprehensive range of Diplomas, Awards and Courses.

All of our Courses are designed to help students get the job and skills they really want and are delivered using up to date effective technology for teaching, learning and assessments.

We’ve always enjoyed a reputation for excellence and this is as true today as it ever was. Pitman Training continues to be highly regarded by employers; so much so that companies have voted us to be a top Business Superbrand™ in the field of education, alongside the likes of Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

The cornerstone of our offering is our Diploma Programme. This provides exceptional, cost effective and flexible office and IT training for thousands of people every year, across the world.

Every year, many thousands of former Pitman Training learners succeed in getting the job they really want. Our quality training and industry standard certification helps people return to work, improve their careers and change lives.

Career focussed, flexible learning

At Pitman Training we place importance on being able to offer flexible, self-paced training, which is tailor-made to fit around your current work commitments and lifestyle. Our local course advisors are also on hand to give you all the help and support you need along the way.

Training requirements

Over the years many students have found career satisfaction and success after completing a Pitman Training Course



Here are some of the main reasons our learners choose to study with us:

  • Updating their skills
  • Gaining industry standard certification
  • Increasing their earnings
  • Career progression
  • Retraining
  • Returning to work
  • Securing their first job


We also provide a range of flexible learning options for businesses of any size and many continue to choose us to help them:

  • Increase staff efficiency
  • Maximise business productivity
  • Enhance profit growth
  • Attribute a return on investment to the training budget
  • Ensure staff loyalty

Our Training

Here at Pitman Training, we offer several different types of training, which vary in duration and training method:

  •  Diploma Programme: a set of core and elective courses which match to specific career paths.
  •  Awards: a mini diploma offering a condensed selection of courses which can open doors into a number of sectors.
  •  Courses: specialist subjects, ideal for updating or learning new skills.


Our Seminar range is regularly updated and is also tailored to specific businesses – depending on group size and location. The duration of our Seminars ranges from an intensive two hours to four full days, although the majority are held during a single day.

Continuing Professional Development

No matter how established you are in your career we’re sure you’ll agree there’s always room for continuing professional development.

Many of our training programmes are CPD accredited by The CPD Standards Office, which means training with us will not only help your personal and career progression, but we can also help you ‘tick your CPD box’.


  • Flexible training that fits around work and family commitments
  • Practical, hands-on learning experience
  • Industry standard certification of the latest workplace skills from a Business Superbrand™
  • Access to our online learning platform, helping you study on the move and complementing your local in-centre support.
  • Increased job satisfaction and effectiveness = increased earning potential