Courses in Colchester

Welcome to Pitman Training Colchester! Whether you are looking to train at home, at work, or at our centre, our training courses in Colchester have everything to improve your career prospects. Get started with Pitman today!

New course enquiry:

01206 205587

Existing students & exam bookings:

01206 205583

Pitman Training is the UK’s biggest and longest established independent training organisation. Sir Isaac Pitman opened up his first school over 175 years ago and ever since that time, Pitman has been at the forefront of training in the UK, and our world class, flexible courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern world.


Situated in the centre of Colchester, at the top of North Hill just a few doors away from the main Post Office and opposite St Peters Church, the Pitman Training Centre offers you a very warm welcome and the opportunity to talk to an experienced and friendly advisor who will help you acquire the skills you need to take your career to the next level.

Our centre is full of charm and offers a quiet, friendly and relaxed environment for you to come and study in and this, coupled with our unique combination of audio and workbook based training, will ensure that not only will you leave with world class skills in your chosen field and with that coveted Pitman certification, but that you will have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of getting them.

Many students find employment whilst still studying one of our diploma courses.

Find us at

Pitman Training Colchester,
2 St Johns Wynd,

Opening Times

Day Open Closed
TUESDAY 10am 5pm
WEDNESDAY 10am 5pm
THURSDAY 10am 5pm
FRIDAY 10am 5pm
SATURDAY 10am 1pm

Please note we also open late evenings on Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only.

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.

Flexible, supported, learning – tailored to you

There are many benefits to undertaking your training here at Pitman Training Colchester. These include;

  • Receiving training from the industry leading brand. Our diplomas are recognised by employers nationwide.
  • Friendly, professional course advisors and support staff to ensure you get the most from your learning experience.
  • Complete flexibility of training to fit around your existing commitments together with the opportunity to train using our unique system of audio study and comprehensive workbooks, a combination which has been proven to be the optimum study method.
  • The chance to take an industry recognised exam as well as obtaining the Pitman Diplomas, recognised by employers nationwide. These include: - AAT, City & Guilds (AMSPAR), IAB, OCR, BCS
  • Tips and advice on improving your CV and interview techniques

How it works...

We realise that every student has different needs and we work with you at every step to make sure you are supported on your learner journey.

We will begin by discussing with you in detail which course best suits your specific needs and then provide help and guidance to ensure that you reach your full potential. Our training courses and diplomas will give you the skills and confidence both new and existing employers are looking for.

Our training is fully flexible and self-paced meaning you can study full time, part time, and around existing commitments. We also offer a distance learning option on many of our modules which means that you can study from home if you wish. You can also combine the two, it is entirely up to you and you can rest assured that you will receive the same level of expert support no matter how you choose to learn.

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.

You can even try a FREE demo if you wish. We always aim to offer our students the best possible advice and by working with you we can establish the most suitable courses to meet your needs and help you on your way to that dream job.

Don’t forget that if you take a Diploma course here at Pitman Colchester you will be entitled to become a member of the National Union of Students and receive all of the benefits that go with it.

We offer Industry recognised exams including our newly launched AAT Accounting partnership with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

We are also dedicated to helping you fulfill your career ambitions and, to this end, we will help you with your CV and provide tips and guidance on how to approach an interview to keep you focused and motivated as you take your career to the next level.

Come and meet us for a chat and see how we can help you.

We also cater for businesses looking to expand or improve the skills of their staff, if you are looking to expand or improve the skills of your staff, we have many years of experience of providing an exemplary service in this field. With our fully flexible training programmes, your employees can fit their training around your existing business requirements to ensure that your business needs are not disrupted whilst also improving the performance and efficiency of your staff members.

Why not give us a call, or simply pop in for a cup of coffee and a chat to see how we can help your business.

Ready to improve your career?

New course enquiry:

01206 205587

Existing students & exam bookings:

01206 205583

How to find us

Pitman Training Colchester’s city centre location is ideal and only a few minutes away from all the bus routes. We’re located a few doors away from the main Post Office, at the top of the North Hill, opposite St Peter’s Church.

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