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 High Holborn

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

New course enquiry:

0207 416 6049

Existing students & exam bookings:

0207 416 6045

Welcome to Pitman Training in London’s Holborn, the cutting edge training centre in the heart of antiquity!

In a modern, comfortable office block in London’s High Holborn sits a multi-cultural group of 50-60 at computers, headsets in their ears, fingers gliding over the keyboards like Masters of the Universe.

You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re top City professionals. But no – you’d be wrong! They’re Pitman Training students, men and women of all ages and nationalities, enjoying the most flexible way to earn nationally recognised qualifications in all kinds of subject areas, such as Microsoft Office, Secretarial, Bookkeeping, Event Management, Administration Courses, Social Media and lots more.

Find us at

Pitman Training High Holborn,
3rd Floor,
4/4A Bloomsbury Way,
Bloomsbury Square,

Opening Times

Day Open Closed
MONDAY 9am 5pm
TUESDAY 9am 5pm
THURSDAY 9am 8pm
FRIDAY 9am 4.30pm

We also open two Saturdays a month between 10am and 4pm. Call us to find out our next Saturday opening date.

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Slap bang in the middle of the City’s (and the nation’s) legal quarter, this is the place where ambitious people can start a course at any time and study at times to suit them during the centre’s long opening hours, which include daytimes, evenings and Saturdays.Our Holborn Training Centre

Using self-paced training with on-site training support at its core, the centre is able to offer training in much the same style as gym membership. That is to say, you pay your fee and attend when it suits you.

The result is that students can decide how quickly or how slowly they complete their training programmes.

Many get through their studies as quickly as they can while others linger longer, enjoying being in a part of the city which, although only a short walk from Covent Garden, is rarely visited by tourists. We like to keep it a bit of a secret!

Students constantly tell us how they enjoy lunch in the secret cloister café in Temple, walk past the British Museum, swing by Dickens’ “Olde Curiosity Shoppe” and slip through the beautiful Lincolns Inn Fields on their way to see us.

Our range of training courses in High Holborn is extensive and includes PA Courses, Excel and Admin Courses, Pitman's Online English Courses, , Minute 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 High Holborn offers CPD accredited Speedwriting and Shorthand Courses, as well as Typaz Speed Typing Courses, Touch Typing, Teeline Shorthand and Shorthand Fast Courses.

Why Train With Us?

We’re different from traditional colleges – there are no term dates or timetables! We pride ourselves on providing convenient and flexible ways for you to fulfil your training needs!

If you’re thinking about changing your life, Pitman Training in London’s Holborn is a great place to start.

Whether your confidence level is set at “I think I could” or even at “I know I can,” we’ll provide you with just the right level of support for you.

Having decided to “better themselves,” most people choose to train with us because our qualifications frequently lead to well-paid high status careers in the world’s most exciting city.

It’s a fact. Of the nearly 500 students who graduate with us every year, many will go into the media, the City, fashion, hedge funds or any number of burgeoning industries.

Some will slip into one of the unadvertised jobs placed with us by discerning employers familiar with the quality of Pitman Training students. Others will opt for the competitive nature of the recruitment agency route, blowing away the competition and securing the top jobs.

Pitman Training has always enjoyed a significant presence in the Holborn area, the world famous Pitman College having been located in Chancery Lane from 1870. Pitman Training has always enjoyed a significant presence in the Holborn area, the world famous Pitman College having been located in Chancery Lane from 1870.

Our training centre in High Holborn is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 17 Google reviews. See all reviews.

But far from being rooted in the past, today our Holborn centre offers cutting edge vocational training using the latest technology, supported by a young and vibrant training team.

We’re a Microsoft IT Academy, and are recognised by CILEX, AAT, BCS and OCR.

Our Course Advisory Team is trained to listen, to enable them to tailor make career-enhancing programmes for each of our students. 

You can start your training right away – even today if you wish!

And you can study at hours to suit you during our long opening times which include daytimes, evenings and Saturdays.

Why not visit us to see at first hand why over 80% of our students pass their exams with distinction? Just call us on 0207 416 6049 and we’ll take care of everything.

Seminars and Workshops

We frequently hold seminar sessions here in the Holborn centre. These workshops are led by a qualified tutor for a small group of attendees. They usually last one or two full days and focus on a specific subject. Here are some of the most popular seminars and you'll also find details of an exclusive SPECIAL OFFER further down the page!

Meetings & Minute Taking Course – 1 Day

This one day seminar taking place in London guides you through everything you need to know to be able to organise and run meetings successfully, as well as teaching you how to take accurate minutes.
This is one of our most popular seminars, so book early to avoid disappointment.


Executive PA Seminar – 1 Day Executive PA Seminar – 1 Day

Aimed at both experienced and aspiring PA’s, the one day Executive PA seminar is a popular programme which is designed to give you the skills needed to be able to work with high level and demanding bosses.

The one day course takes place in London on a select number of dates throughout the year, and is led by the hugely experienced Hilary Dooley. The one day course takes place in London and High Holborn on a select number of dates throughout the year, and is led by the hugely experienced Hilary Dooley.

Touch Typing in 2 Days

If you’re short of time and need to learn how to touch type properly, without making any mistakes, this is the course for you!
At the end of the two days, you should be able to type effortlessly, faster and with fewer mistakes.

The Professional Receptionist

This one day seminar in London is a must for anyone who is responsible for making a company’s first impressions on callers and visitors. Many delegates use this seminar as a starting point for a future career as secretary or PA.

Call or email us now to find out how much you will save with our special seminar package – but hurry – spaces are limited!

Ready to improve your career?

New course enquiry:

0207 416 6049

Existing students & exam bookings:

0207 416 6045

What our students say

Alexandra Hodgens gains confidence and optimism with her new AAT qualification

Alexandra Hodgens was originally from Russia. When she came to the UK 5 years ago she didn’t speak any English and knew that finding a job was going to be near impossible.

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Ivana gets her dream job with the help of Pitman Training High Holborn

"When I first moved to London I had five years of experience with Vodafone back home, but when I started looking for a job in London I found that my skills were out of date and my English level was not suited for working in a corporate environment."

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Lambroulla - from shop worker to Legal Secretary in West End law firm

"I had been working as an assistant in a pharmacy since leaving school and was conscious that time was passing by, but when you’re working full time, how do you break out?"

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How to find us

We have recently moved, our centre postcode is WC1A 2RP. Call us for more direction info if needed!

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