Is This for You?

This course is for anyone wishing to build on their audio transcription skills using a word processor who wish to take an OCR examination in Audio Transcription at Level 2. Ideal for anyone keen to work in an Office Administration role.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 14 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre
Training Type
Around 12 to 14 hours

About This Course

Audio Transcription Level 2 is the best of all the audio typing courses. If you’ve some experience or have completed Pitman Training’s Audio Transcription Level 1 course, it will enhance your skills to the highest standards.

In six tried and tested lessons, you’ll transcribe a variety of documents concentrating on changing line spacing; special marks, brackets and vertical spacing; placing text and data in columns; dealing with the dictator’s hesitations, corrections and missing text; increasing your timing; and moving between different types of document without hesitation.

You’ll have the luxury of being able to work at your own flexible pace with one-on one help from course advisors and you’ll choose your own hours.

You’ll have honed your audio typing skills to the highest levels, which the Pitman Training name on your CV guarantees to future employers. You’ll also have the skills required to progress to the OCR qualification in Audio Transcription Level 2.


• Know how to transcribe business documents in order to sit the OCR Text Processing Level 2 Audio Transcription (Intermediate) examination

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• A workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

There are six lessons within this course: –

Lesson One: Transcribing a letter, memo and report, including the changing of line spacing.

Lesson Two: Transcribing a variety of documents which include special marks, brackets and vertical space, routing of documents.

Lesson Three: Transcribing a variety of documents, including those which include the display of text in columns.

Lesson Four: Transcribing documents from dictation including hesitations, corrections and missing text.

Lesson Five: Transcribing documents and timing to help increase speed.

Lesson Six: Transcribing a variety of documents without a break and timing

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Aims and Objectives

To achieve audio transcription skills to the OCR Text Processing Level 2 Audio Transcription (Intermediate) syllabus.


Prior to stating this course you will need to have experience using word processing program such as Word and some basic audio transcription skills (ideally the Audio Transcription Level 1 course).

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

If you’re choosing to progress your skillset further with our Level 2 Audio Transcription course you can be assured that with dedication and attention to detail you’ll have a professional skill that employers will appreciate. The Audio Transcription skill comes in handy for many office-based professions such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, digital transcriptionist and more.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.