Pitman Training Partnerships
Pitman Training is not only highly respected in its own right, but also has important partnerships with a number of key bodies. These are listed below:
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff. Members include people working in accountancy, students and self-employed business owners. All AAT members are committed to continuing their professional development with the support of the organisation ensuring skills are kept up to date. We have our very own Pitman Training Accounting Technician Diploma which, upon completion of this plus IAB practice papers and the relevant IAB examination, students would then be eligible to commence further studies with the AAT at Intermediate Level.
AMSPAR (The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists)
AMSPAR is a professional membership organisation which recognises both formal qualifications and length of service in a healthcare environment. Our Medical Secretarial Diploma has short course AMSPAR approval so all our students undertaking this route of study can be confident they are investing in quality training. AMSPAR works with City & Guilds to provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications.
BCS (Chartered Institute for IT)
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, seeks to promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. Pitman Training has worked successfully with BCS for many years - BCS are behind the qualifications we offer with a number of our courses, for example ECDL and the typaz keyboard skills courses.
Supporting the Armed Forces community throughout their transition to civilian life.
BFRS provides help, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, and their families. This is done by fostering links with local communities and securing effective employment opportunities for people leaving the forces. BFRS works closely with other support organisations.
Career Transition Partnership (CTP) works with organisations to provide eligible Service Leavers with career transition services as part of their exit strategy from the armed forces. The Pitman Training network is now a preferred supplier of CTP and will offer flexible career path business and IT training programmes which gives the Service Leaver the skills they need to make the transition to civilian life.
City & Guilds offers learners the chance to gain qualifications that equip them to fulfill their career ambitions - these qualifications are valued by employers – many are developed in conjunction with key industry bodies so they’re relevant and up to date. Many Pitman Training centres are registered City & Guilds examination centres to offer learners the chance to gain Medical Terminology qualifications.
CompTIA's vendor-neutral certifications are a great way to break into the information technology field because they provide a broad knowledge base and are not limited to only one product or company. Let Pitman Training help you achieve CompTIA certification.
ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. Up to £200 may be available towards the cost of learning subject to eligibility. Please call the Pitman Training centre of your choice (Aberdeen, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Forres or Glasgow) for more information.
The European Computer Driving Licence® (ECDL) is the European-wide qualification which demonstrates competence in computer skills. Pitman Training centres offer ECDL, as it is a very well-recognised qualification which demonstrates your computing abilities to current (or future) employers . No prior knowledge of IT or computer skills is needed to study the ECDL.
The European Social Fund (ESF)
The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
Most Pitman Training Centres are registered IAB examination centres to enable students to progress to take examinations in manual and computerised book-keeping. The IAB, which was established in 1973, is the longest established professional book-keeping body. It is committed to maintaining the highest standards in book-keeping, and holds its examinations in over 90 countries worldwide. AAT exemptions apply for some IAB Level 2 qualifications.
ISO 9001 is the most commonly used international standard that provides a framework for an effective Quality Management System to help improve customer satisfaction levels, internal efficiency and employee involvement. Pitman Training Group ltd is audited annually for this kite mark.
LearnKey is a global company that have created expert online learning solutions for a range of users. Pitman Training have teamed up with LearnKey so that our students now not only get access to their vast range of IT Technical, Web Design and Development courses but can also combine this with the high quality Pitman Training course offerings meaning our students get a more rounded, broad skillset.
The majority of Pitman Training Centres are OCR registered. Students are therefore able to progress to take OCR examinations in a variety of subject areas.
The Microsoft Partner Program recognises a company’s expertise, rewards for its impact in the technology marketplace and delivers tools and resources to help the business become profitable regardless of its size or focus. Pitman Training has achieved the following competencies:
• Information Worker Solutions
• Networking Infrastructure Solutions
• Advanced Infrastructure Solutions
Microsoft Office courseware produced by Pitman Training follows the relevant Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) syllabus. Students may take a MOS test after successfully completing one of our Microsoft courses. The MOS certification is recognised internationally and it proves to any organisation that the student has reached a high level of working knowledge in the specified application.
The Microsoft IT Academy program enables academic learning institutions to connect the world of education to the world of work by enabling faculty and students to acquire new technology skills in an academic setting. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to experience real-world challenges in the classroom environment.
Sage is a widely recognised global company that provides an extensive range of financial software solutions which assist businesses in managing their accounting processes. Their software cover areas such as business accounting, payroll, and financial forecasting to name just a few. Pitman Training offers a number of courses in this leading software.
Gain key skills with our innovative touch-typing courses - they will help you increase your speed and accuracy. You can achieve a Pitman Training certificate or the nationally recognised BCS touch-typing qualification.