Welcome Your Pitman Training Centre in Edinburgh

New course enquiry:

0131 278 0138

Existing student:

0131 278 0143

Pitman Training in Edinburgh is located in the heart of the city very close to all major transport links and to the new tram terminus. Occupying a town house in York Place we offer a great mix of historic tradition with courses to teach you skills that enable you to work in the modern office.

Being one of five Pitman Training Centres in Scotland we are able to offer training to private individuals and staff from businesses and organisations throughout the country. The best way to describe the range of courses we offer is that we offer training in anything you may require in the modern office workplace. We cover all the traditional subjects, computing and IT skills and also a wide range of personal development workshops and seminars.

Whether you are looking for that new job or to consolidate your skills in the office environment we have a range of course to suit your needs. At Pitman Training we are used to supplying the solution to the learning and development needs of hundreds of people every year from our centre in Edinburgh.

Find us at

26 York Place,

Opening Times

Day Open Closed
MONDAY 9am 5pm
TUESDAY 9am 8pm
THURSDAY 9.30am 5pm
FRIDAY 9am 4.30pm
SATURDAY 9am 12noon

Ready to improve your career?

New course enquiry:

0131 278 0138

Existing student:

0131 278 0143

About Us

The Pitman Training Centre in Edinburgh was established by Tom and Fran Maclean back in February 1987 which makes it the oldest established in the network.

The experience of Tom and Fran is still the driving force behind the business to this date and they are ably supported by their team who have years of experience working with learners at all stages of their development.

Going back to the days of manual typewriters the Maclean’s have seen a great change in the working practices over the years and have always been at the forefront of your experience by introducing the latest technology to their students. From the initial days with manual typewriters to the current latest in computing technology, the one consistent thing has been the quality of the training products.

The real thing that makes the Pitman Training experience unique is the flexibility it offers students to be able to gain new skills while retaining their current lifestyle and commitments. Due to the unique tutor system students can pick and choose when they come into the centre to complete many of our courses. This allows them to be able to timetable their training round family, work and social commitments.

Despite the flexibility our team of tutors is available in the centre to help and guide the learners through their study programmes and we do believe that we have some of the best views over Edinburgh from the training room looking north to distract you when you require a break.


Train With Us

At Pitman Training in Edinburgh we believe that we have an unrivaled range of courses to meet the requirement to be able to work with confidence in the modern office environment. We offer a range of office, financial and IT skills courses to rival any in the country. Our courses are designed to give you the practical skills to be able to perform and impress at your place of work.

We have two distinct groups of students however each is treated as an individual when it comes to their training requirements and during their study programme.

Private Individuals:- The range of individuals looking to return to work or to change or further their careers is staggering. We have advised and trained such a wide variety of people looking to further their abilities that we would be surprised if we didn’t have experience of someone with a similar experience and desire to you. Many successful and dynamic careers have been launched through the skills that they have learnt at Pitman Training.

Employees:- For many corporate bodies Pitman Training are the first port of call when looking at staff development. Whether it is to fill a skills gap within an organisation, or with an individual from an organisation, or to educate and re-skill a group from within the company we will be able to provide a suitable course of training for you. Our workshop and seminar programme also allows individuals to gain practical experience in the company of fellow delegates to assist in achieving their goals.

Whether it is a full time diploma or a part-time evening course our trained supervisors and tutors have years of experience which aids putting out course content into a meaningful context for our students. They are able to put their knowledge and experiences to good use in applying theories into workplace scenarios.


How to find us

We are situated in the heart of the city at 26 York Place which is the extension of Queen Street down towards the Playhouse Theatre. We are directly opposite the Bus Station in Elder Street and, once they start running, just 50 meters from the Tram Terminus. Waverley Station is a 5 to 10 minute walk away and we are served by many local buses that travel to York Place or the near by Princes Street and Omni Centre. Any bus that travels to the east end of Princes Street, to the east end of the city or the top of Leith Walk will pass within 200 metres of our training centre. Parking is available at the St James Centre NCP opposite or nearby at the Omni Centre Car Park.

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