Pitman Training Taunton
Pitman Training in Taunton, Somerset is a great place to learn new skills with friendly and experienced staff providing genuine support and development for all our customers – so why not call us today to kick start your training and Get the Pitman Advantage.
In today’s competitive marketplace, jobs can sometimes seem out of reach. Employers need all their staff to be highly skilled and productive, gaining the skills they are looking for and recognition with Pitman Training Certificates and other nationally recognised qualifications not only support with your cv and application forms, but help you stand out in the crowd. We provide tailor made learning to ensure that you gain the skills you need.
Our centre is open over 50 hours each week all year round, meaning you can start when you like and giving you the greatest opportunity to fit your learning around your commitments. For those early birds why not join us for a coffee and learning before starting work!
Historically this time of year has always been the most popular to start a course and this year is no exception.
Why not apply for one of our Winter/Spring Bursaries offering great savings? See below for more details.
AAT Essentials - Tutor-led training
We're very excited to be working with the AAT to offer a range of tutor-led, short courses aimed at those without an accounting or finance background who want to get ahead with essential business accounting knowledge. The courses we're holding include:
- Making sense of financial documents
- Budgeting for the small business
- Managing cash flow, keeping your business healthy
- Finance for non-financial managers
For information on the dates, click on our Seminars tab or give us a call.
Course of the Month - Secretarial Diploma
The role of a highly qualified secretary is important in any organisation’s success, ensuring the smooth running of the day to day activities and maintaining maximum productivity. With our Secretarial Diploma you will learn the essential skills to do just that, with the skills you learn being transferable across many different industries including leading to Medical and Legal.
Our diploma will develop your keyboard speeds, teach you to efficiently use the four important Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and gives you excellent communication techniques for you to understand the language of business. The diploma takes approximately 180 hours or six weeks full time study at 20-30 hours per week.
To find out more about getting your secretarial career on track and taking advantage of our current offers, please get in touch today for a free course demonstration and skill assessment.
Free CV advice and careers advice
Eddie our trainer can help with all aspects of CV/careers from layout and content to job searching. Give us a call now for more details.
Spread the cost
We understand that it maybe difficult for some people to pay for their course up front so we offer a flexible payment scheme that is comfortable for everyone, please contact us for details.
Here at Taunton we are lucky enough to be able to offer bursaries to those few lucky people who qualify, speak to our course advisor for details and an application form.
We are lucky enough to have a link with Software4students Website which gives up to 90% off for our customers on a wide range of software.
We also now offer a special discount to those families in the armed forces. It can be a difficult when loved ones and partners go off to deployment often for months at a time, why not come and learn with us?
NUS Discount Card
All students training with us qualify for an NUS discount card which can give you great discounts on many high street shops and more.
Recommend a friend
We also offer great discounts for you and your friend when you refer someone to us and once they start their training. Speak to our course advisors for more details.
We are offering both new and existing customers a free 20 minute massage with our in house therapist Denise on Tuesday and Thursday Evening.
News and Events
AAT Essentials Training
Pitman Training and the AAT are working together to offer a range of courses which are aimed at those without an accounting and finance background. This practical, straight forward training is packed with essentials of how to manage business finance more effectively.
Each course lasts around 7 hours and at the end, delegates will receive an AAT/Pitman Training course completion certificate - which will look great on any CV!
Click on the seminars tab for the dates of upcoming courses.
For more information on AAT Essential, click here. Call us on 01823 726100 to find out more or book your place.
The Olympic Flame reaches Taunton!
Taunton hosted the Olympic flame on Monday 21st May and it was carried down North Street by none other than Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas and more recently known for being a judge on The Voice.
The streets were fully lined with people eager to get a glimpse of the torch as it came right past our Centre.
Who Cares Win Competition – In the TOP 10
The aim of the competition was to name the business offering the best customer service in Taunton. We are proud to announce that we came in the top 10.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers for voting for us.
Touch Typing Skills can underpin digital literacy
Computer and internet usage is now commonplace for most of us - both at work and in the home. Yet as the digital revolution firmly takes its hold, many of us are being held back by slow and clumsy keyboard skills.
Advances in digital technology promise us all greater efficiency but we won’t realise this potential if we continue with a two-finger approach to using the keyboard. In essence, keyboard training formulates the backbone to digital literacy.
Touch typing is an increasingly important skill to learn and, like so many motor skills, it’s one that’s best mastered young before bad habits have chance to develop.
Touch typing helps users to get the best out of their computers, whether at school, university or at work, by allowing them to work more comfortably and productively.
Good typing skills eliminate the need to concentrate on the keyboard. Ideas can be expressed as quickly as they occur, freed from the comparative slowness of handwriting. Focus is entirely on the job in hand whether an essay or coursework, a report or proposal – and not on the frustration of correcting errors or nursing stiff fingers. Instead correct hand and wrist positions encourage good posture and guard against repetitive strain injury.
Schools and employees need to realise the importance of good keyboard skills and in turn they’ll reap the benefits through greater efficiency and productivity. But has the benefit of touch typing been overlooked? Is it now time to ensure everyone in society is equipped with this essential life skill?
Why not ask Pitman Training to help you.
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Open 50 Hours a week!
Did you know that we are open for over 50 hours a week, so you can come in and learn at a time that best suits you.
This year our adopted charities are:
- St Margarets Hospice
- Go Commando
We also support:
- 10Radio - 10 Parishes Radio station broadcasting music, news and opinions of listeners from Somerset.
- Taunton Volunteer Centre - Offers advice and information about volunteering opportunities in Somerset.
Here at Pitman Training Taunton you can be rest assured that we take your learning and the learning environment very seriously. We are now CRB checked so you have that extra bit of reassurance when you study with us. Get in touch today on 01823 726100 to find out more about how you can start studying with us straight away!
Maggie, who works full time as a secretary/administrator for the NHS, wanted to improve her knowledge and skills, in order to progress at work. She discussed her training needs with Debbie at Pitman Training Taunton who recommended Teeline Shorthand and Medical Secretary courses to support Maggie&rs... Read more
Jasmine works full-time as the PA to the Moderator (the equivalent of a Bishop) of the United Reformed Church and the Office Administrator. Although in her job for a while, Jasmine didn’t have any formal qualifications, so she decided training could be the answer – without knowing what t... Read more