Speed Writing with Pitman Training

From the expert in secretarial and shorthand training, Pitman Training’s SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWriteTM speedwriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds of up to 40 wpm.

To get the most from this course, you’ll need some word processing experience. You’ll also find studying SpeedWriting easy to organise around your work and home commitments as it is provided on a self-study basis, so you learn at your own pace.

SpeedWriting with Pitman Training comprises three lessons; you will learn about silent letters and vowels, phonetics and prefixes through a combination of exercises and dictation practice until you are reaching speeds of up to 40 wpm.

During the course, you’ll complete a workbook that will be yours to keep as a handy reference guide. Plus you'll also have all the benefits of the highly regarded Pitman Training name on your CV.

Designed for: 

Those who wish to learn to speedwrite for work or home use using the BakerWrite™ system


Some word processing experience


To learn the basic principles and theory of SpeedWriting and gain a minimum speed of 40 wpm

Course Content

  • Lesson One –Silent letters and vowels, phonetics and prefixes, exercises and   dictation practice.
  •  Lesson Two – More prefixes, use of subscript and superscript, exercises and dictation practice.
  •  Lesson Three – Suffixes, exercises and dictation practice, dictation passages.


  • Know SpeedWriting theory and be able to write up to 40 wpm.
  • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace.
  • A workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course.
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certificate.