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

Learn to Earn and Live your Potential

In today’s job market, it is tough to get ahead:

  • Are you looking to boost your CV?
  • Are you seeking a promotion?
  • Are you looking for a career change?
  • Are you returning to work?
  • Do you want to live your potential?

Then welcome to Pitman Training Reading!

Located in the heart of Reading town centre, Pitman Training Reading is a trusted training provider of flexible classroom, online and seminar courses. Popular learning includes:

We offer flexible training, with full support from tutors. You own your training schedule and we help you to learn, making the whole training experience more enjoyable and do-able.

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How to find us

Our centre is conveniently located just 200 metres from the Oracle Shopping Mall and close to Broad Street Mall.

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Bowman House
2/10 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU


With 180+ years of changing lives, Pitman Training has the courses and diplomas you need. Whether you’re learning new skills, rejoining the workforce, or training a whole team, we’ve got you covered.

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About Us

Why not boost your skills with the UK’s longest running training provider and get a trusted, well-known SuperbrandTM on your CV to help you to stand out from the crowd? Our state-of-the-art Reading Training Centre, at Bowman House, provides effective, affordable training programmes, delivered in a way that is up-to-date and meets the needs of consumers and business alike. We provide online training, classroom training, business seminars, diplomas, courses and much, much more!

Reading is a thriving commercial centre and an ideal location for career opportunities, as it has the benefit of being within close proximity to London, but also harnesses its own continuous flow of inward commuters. Located conveniently 200 metres from the Oracle Shopping Mall and close to Broad Street Mall, the newly refurbished Bowman House provides modern, flexible and mainly open plan air-conditioned space behind the period grade II listed façade, with new entrance doors on Bridge Street.

People are turning to Pitman Training for a winning combination of reasons: the strength of our brand; the quality of our training and our reputation for enhancing CVs and opening doors!

Ready for a career change?

Stay ahead of the pack. Train to fulfil your full potential and win the job of your dreams or get that promotion!

Please contact us for a FREE career consultation.

Do you need high quality staff training?

  • Maximising productivity is vital to your business success
  • Finding the time to train staff can be difficult
  • Finding good people is tough
  • Finding a trusted training partner can be hit and miss

Pitman Training Reading solves all of those problems for you!

You’ve got good staff, but if the truth were to be told, you want them to be the best. Don’t waste time and money just recruiting new staff – instead, why not unleash the untapped potential that lies within your team?

We offer tailored Microsoft Office seminars, Excel seminars, Sage Accounts seminars, bookkeeping seminars, management seminars, project management training and much, much more!

We take the hassle out of booking and administering training and save you time and money. You gain the peace of mind that training is of the best quality and right for your team.

Watch your productivity and profits soar with the help of Pitman Training Reading, Berkshire’s favourite training provider!

Staff can attend seminars at our Training Centre; we can provide bespoke onsite seminar training at your premises; or they can train at their own pace at home or in the workplace with our CPD accredited online training. We give you a truly flexible training service.

Book your FREE training consultation today!

Our training centre in Reading is rated 4.2 out of 5 based on 20 Google reviews. See all reviews.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Both employers and individuals benefit from continuous professional development (CPD). By developing and enhancing skills, the productivity and efficiency of a business is also enhanced.

CPD is now a fundamental for professionals and employers alike. By encouraging a structured and methodical route to learning, it enables businesses to attract and retain key staff.

CPD ensures they individuals have the knowledge and capability to remain effective and competent in their role.

Most of our training programmes in Berkshire are CPD accredited, ensuring that individuals and business actually gain the skills and recognition that they need to succeed. These include classroom courses, online training courses, seminars and blended learning in Reading and the surrounding Berkshire area.

Whether you are looking for training courses online, or in a class, or a blend of both, then Pitman Training Reading is the leading training provider of choice for your CPD training.

Call us now to arrange a FREE demo and training consultation!

Kalina Sabcheva: A Pitman Training Success Story

Kalina Sabcheva, a professional with a background in teaching and team management at Argos, embarked on a journey of upskilling with Pitman Training. “I have a university degree from Bulgaria in teaching, and I was a team manager at Argos. I required a career change, which is why I chose Pitman.”

Hailing from Reading, Kalina opted for the Professional Development Diploma. Her learning experience with Pitman was nothing short of excellent, offering the flexibility of day, evening, and weekend study options, both in-centre and online. As Kalina attested, “The learning experience was excellent, and I appreciated the flexible study options.”

What she enjoyed most about studying with Pitman was the well-structured course and easily comprehensible modules, stating, “The course structure and the easy-to-understand modules were great!” Kalina also emphasized access to a Learning Coach was a significant benefit, reinforcing the value of personalized guidance in the learning process.

Kalina’s investment in training paid off as it enhanced her efficiency at work, aligning with her career, life, and confidence goals. Her advice to others considering training or learning is a resounding recommendation of Pitman Training: “Yes, I will recommend Pitman Training to my friends!”

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Student Success Stories

Pitman Training was a game-changer for me. I wanted to level up with Microsoft programs and have a better understanding of the legal secretary role. The courses were easy to follow, and I got quick results. Pitman Training’s flexible learning approach was a huge plus, and having a Learning Coach was awesome; they gave me great advice! Now, I’ve got top-notch Microsoft and admin skills for my CV, boosting my career confidence. Pitman Training? I’d recommend it in a heartbeat!

Gaenor Thomson

Annika Barker, Virtual Assistant Diploma

Annika Barker, Virtual Assistant Diploma

Annika Barker had spent much of her career working as a bookkeeper for an accountant. Whilst she enjoyed this job, she wanted more variety in her job, so she underwent Pitman Training’s VA Diploma.

Ian Reynolds, Event Management Diploma

Ian Reynolds, Event Management Diploma

After working in bar management for 20 years, Ian Reynolds’ career reached a standstill during the pandemic. So, he decided to refocus and use his furlough time constructively by taking Pitman Training’s Event Management Diploma.

Michalina Brodnicka, Web Developer Diploma

Michalina Brodnicka, Web Developer Diploma

After initially studying in Poland before moving to the UK, professional chef, Michalina Brodnicka, decided to take Pitman Training’s Web Developer Diploma and put herself in a position to change careers.

Raimo Uus, Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma

Raimo Uus, Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma

After growing up in Estonia, Raimo Uus decided to move to the UK where he began working for Amazon as a Warehouse Associate. Although Raimo wanted a career in IT, he recognised that he lacked the skills to pursue his passion. So, he underwent Pitman Training’s Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma to help him secure his dream job.

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