Update concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Distance Learning (Home Study) available at Pitman Training

The impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt all over the world. At Pitman Training, we remain determined to support your learning goals. If staying home becomes required for you in your region, our 250+ self-paced, flexible training courses are available for distance learning. Remote students enjoy the same high level of service and support as our in-centre students. More about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Distance Learning (Home Study) available at Pitman Training

The impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt all over the world. At Pitman Training, we remain determined to support your learning goals. If staying home becomes required for you in your region, our 250+ self-paced, flexible training courses are available for distance learning. Remote students enjoy the same high level of service and support as our in-centre students. More about distance learning at Pitman Training

Secretarial Courses

Our range of secretarial courses will provide you with the skills needed to work as a secretary across multiple sectors, and provide accurate outputs with ease.

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What do secretaries and receptionists do?

Along with greeting visitors, receptionists are tasked with office-based tasks, from ordering supplies to making travel arrangements.

Secretaries, on the other hand, involve themselves in the more administration-based tasks of a business, such as data entry and filing.

What qualifications does a secretary or receptionist need?

You can get started with a career in administration having no experience in reception work, although some knowledge in related areas is beneficial. A good understanding of English, numeracy skills and IT skills are also useful.

Why choose Pitman Training for secretarial & receptionist courses?

  • Recruiters recognise Pitman Training as a school of excellence. When you add a Pitman qualification to your CV, you are immediately considered a cut above the rest.
  • Our range of secretarial and receptionist courses covers everything from minute taking to telephone techniques and administrative training.
  • Our seminars and online secretarial courses are ideal for anyone who wants to brush up on their administrative skills.
  • You can combine your secretary and receptionist training with a related Pitman Training course to enhance your skills and improve your employability.
  • Our secretary and receptionist training centres can be found across the UK with courses running all year long. Our training options are flexible, and we can accommodate remote study if you would prefer to learn administration skills at home.
  • You can choose to train anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you enjoy a flexible schedule that fits your timetable.

Careers in secretarial and receptionist work

Secretarial and receptionist courses available

We offer four basic diplomas (Receptionist, Secretary, Legal Receptionist and Administrative Assistant), each of which can lead directly into a secretarial or receptionist career.

Our courses also provide learners with the essential administration skills needed to develop in related disciplines. Additional courses, such as minute taking, telephone techniques, touch typing and shorthand courses are also beneficial when applying for administrative positions.

Whichever secretarial or receptionist course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course tutors are with you every step of the way.

Have a question? Just contact us for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts.

Related Office & Secretarial Categories

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Increase your speed and accuracy with our suite of touch-typing training courses. With courses suitable from beginner, intermediate through to expert level where you could hit speeds up to 60 wpm (words per minute)!

Shorthand remains a valuable skill for anyone working in an office administration position. It can save time and effort as well as enhance your efficiency when taking notes on the 'hoof'.

We have a variety of legal secretarial training courses available to study, some of which have been accredited by CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). Take a look at the full range.

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We're well known for our high-level, professional PA training courses. Find out more about the training we provide and how you can set yourself on the path to a rewarding PA/EA career.

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