Pitman English

Do you want to be able to converse more fluently in English? Are you looking for work and need to improve your English language skills? Pitman English is a flexible, fun way to improve your skills

This is an online training course which will help you improve key English language areas:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  •  Speaking

At the very beginning of the course, you’ll sit a Proficiency Assessment test to ascertain your current skill level. From here, you’ll get straight into the course, choosing units or subject areas you find interesting and relevant to you. This could be anything from travel, sports and technology, through to world news. The topics are regularly updated, so the course content is topical and relevant. To ensure you’re studying at the appropriate level, you’ll resit the Proficiency Assessment every 3 months to track and monitor your progress. The course level will then advance as appropriate.

You can choose any 3 units to study at a time. Each unit will comprise different activities, exercises and games, all designed to provide an interactive and enjoyable study experience. As you’re learning, you’ll be building up your Word Bank, which will then provide one of the resources you’ll be required to study each week. You’ll also build a Grammar Guide, again another resource you will be asked to review and study each week.

One valuable resource you will have access to is the tutoring sessions, which you can take part in with a wider group. These sessions will be vital to help you improve your English conversational skills.

The combination of the study units, practice lessons, tutorials and ongoing assessments will all assist you in building confidence in your English language skills.

At the end of this course, you will receive a Pitman Training Certificate.

Following successful study of this course, learners will have the required skills to take the IELTS examination.

Designed for
  • This Pitman English course is specifically for anyone who is looking to build their fluency and ability in speaking, writing, reading & listening.
  • Please note this course does not give you the IELTS qualification. This assessment must be organised separately at an appropriately mandated testing venue.

Before starting this course you must already have some basic English language understanding.


This online English language course is designed to help you improve key English language skills in reading, speaking, listening and writing. Throughout the training you will build your English vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and fluency.

Course Content

You can study up to 3 units at any one time. The topic of the units is your choice, and there is a wide ranging selection available with subjects such as Sports,  Technology, Travel, Food & Drink etc.           

Whilst studying, the online learning system will be automatically building your Word Bank and Grammar Guide which we recommend you study once a week.

You’ll have access to online tutorial sessions with qualified tutors, which you can participate in as part of a group. You’ll be asked to attend these regularly to help build your conversational and pronunciation skills.

You’ll also be required to sit regular achievement tests at the end of each unit to monitor your progress.

  • Flexible, self-paced learning via the internet - learn where and when you want
  • The opportunity to gain a career-enhancing, prestigious IELTS exam
  • No software to install
Course duration

You can study 3 units at any one time. The guided learning time for 3 units, which also includes additional study in the Word Bank, Tutorials and in your Grammar Guide, would be approximately 40 hours. The minimum study period for the Pitman English course is 3 months. You can purchase the Pitman English course in 3, 6 or 12 month bundles.

On completion of your initial 3 months’ study, you have the option to further your studies and continue learning on an ongoing 3-monthly rolling basis if you wish to continue improving your English language skills.