Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Courses in Colchester

Welcome to Pitman Training Colchester! Your safety matters. Given the evolving Coronavirus situation, we’re providing a covid-secure training environment in our centre as well as the option to continue learning from home. To help you to effectively continue studying at this uncertain time, we're fully operational online with extended support from 8.00am to 8.00pm daily.

New course enquiry:

01206 205587

Existing students & exam bookings:

01206 205583

We’ve been providing world-leading vocational training services for over 180 years and have recently invested in a high quality new learning centre in Colchester to ensure we’re providing the most up to date learning environment for today’s students.

We’re here to help you get the skills you need – whether that’s to do your current job, get a new job or to launch your career.

All our programmes are designed to fit with your lifestyle, so offer complete flexibility of learning at home, at work or with us in the centre supported by our team of learning coaches.

We’d love to learn more about your career goals, and address any fears you may have about returning to learning. Call us on 01206 205587 or pop in and see what we can do for your career.

Find us at

Pitman Training Colchester,
2 St Johns Wynd,

Opening Times

Day Open Closed
Monday 8am 8pm
TUESDAY 8am 8pm
THURSDAY 8am 8pm
FRIDAY 8am 8pm
SATURDAY 9am 5pm

Please note we also open late evenings and Saturdays by appointment. Get in touch for full details.

Quick Enquiry

For further information and pricing please fill in your details below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Or, call the team on 0161 907 6724.

About Us

Our Colchester training centre offers support at the very heart of town and beyond, including Halstead, Sudbury, Manningtree, Clacton and Harwich. We're located in the central Culver Square shopping centre where our centre offers a relaxed learning environment. There are a variety of styles and spaces to suit how you work. The centre is open throughout the week, evenings and at the weekend to fit with your work and lifestyle commitments. You have total flexibility and complete control over how and when you choose to fit your training around your existing commitments. Your study will be delivered via our unique, collaborative system of audio study and comprehensive workbooks. This combination of learning techniques has been proven to provide the optimum study results.

Our Team

The training team in our Colchester centre are highly experienced at helping people across North Essex to achieve their career goals. Our course advisor, Dean, will help you choose the courses that will best help you achieve your career goals – whether that’s your first job, your current job, your next job or a complete change of direction. Our learning coaches, Annette and Nikki, are on-hand to support you throughout your course to make sure you achieve your course and diploma certificates. 

Getting Started

Your motivation for studying is the starting point to your learning journey with Pitman Training.

All our programmes can be delivered at a location, intensity and schedule that fits with your home, work and social life. Our learning coaches will create a personalised learning plan that will help you achieve – that’s why 98% of our diploma students achieve their learning objectives.

Alongside your study, our career coaches will help you secure your next job or utilise new skills in your existing role so that you get the maximum benefit from learning with us.

Our range of training courses in Colchester is extensive and includes PA Courses, Excel and Admin Courses, Pitman's Online English CoursesMinute Taking, Receptionist and Medical Receptionist Courses with City & Guilds/AMSPAR, AAT Accounting & AAT Bookkeeping and the ECDL online (European Computer Driving Licence) courses.

Keyboard skills and touch-typing are the foundations of computer literacy and confidence – fast, accurate typing and number input can revolutionise your experience at work and ensure you’re a highly productive member of any team. Our training centre in Colchester offers CPD accredited Speedwriting and Shorthand Courses, as well as Typaz Speed Typing Courses, Touch Typing, Teeline Shorthand and Shorthand Fast Courses.

Looking to train your staff?

We work with a broad range of local businesses to provide practical work-focussed learning for their staff. Digital reskilling to maximise productivity sits at the heart of our portfolio, and corporate delivery follows the same fully flexible and supported approach as our private students.

Our courses and diplomas are recognised for their contribution to Continuous Professional Development and carry points that contribute to annual learning requirements for professional staff.

For an informal conversation about how we can help develop your team, please call Chris Hodson on 01206 205587.

Ready to improve your career?

New course enquiry:

01206 205587

Existing students & exam bookings:

01206 205583

How to find us

We are located in the Culver Square shopping centre at 2 St Johns Wynd, you’ll find us on the steps between Sir Isaacs Walk and St Johns Street.

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Your Courses Fees and Payment Options


Options to pay upfront, on a flexible payment plan* or seek local funding in your area. * Full T&Cs apply

Company Funded

Payment arrangements can be set up with your finance department.

Corporate Accounts

We can tailor a training programme for your staff and offer flexible payment options.

0% Finance

You can choose to pay monthly using our 0%* finance payment plan. * Full T&Cs apply

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