Shorthand Courses

Competency in Shorthand is an indispensable skill set to maintain. Shorthand typing enables you to work at speed, recording with accuracy as you go.

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What is shorthand?

Shorthand is an efficient transcribing method that transfers audible content to written symbols. Shorthand skills have long been important in professional occupations. They are crucial in the legal and medical fields, where speed and accuracy are paramount.

At Pitman Training, you can expect to learn shorthand typing from the very best. In fact, Pitman Training's founder, Sir Isaac Pitman, developed today’s most practised shorthand style nearly two centuries ago.

Why do I need to learn shorthand?

Learning shorthand typing helps develop administration and office skills. It helps you speed up transcription, improves accuracy, and aids listening skills.

Even with technological advancements, shorthand remains a useful skill in many professions. It is also a valuable skill to save you time. Shorthand courses are essential in office-based roles, where recording and note-taking are important.

Is shorthand hard to learn?

When you learn shorthand, in effect, you learn a new language. Yet, once you understand the patterns and techniques of shorthand, word-to-symbol translation can quickly become second nature. And you can gain this skill even faster if you practice your shorthand style regularly.

To request a free demo, please contact the Pitman Training team.

Why Choose Pitman Training for Shorthand Training?

  • Our programmes have a strong reputation amongst employers for their high quality. A Pitman Training shorthand certification is considered the pinnacle of speedwriting excellence.
  • Our shorthand training covers everything from learning the Teeline shorthand system to speedwriting and transcribing passages.
  • Want to further enhance your skills and improve your employability? Combine your shorthand and speedwriting training with a related Pitman Training course. Touch typing courses often pair well with shorthand training.
  • You can find our shorthand training centres across the UK. Courses run all year, but there are also online shorthand and speedwriting courses. These courses suit those who prefer working from home.
  • With Pitman, you can choose to learn shorthand anytime you like. Whether full-time or part-time, you enjoy a flexible schedule that suits your schedule.

Careers in Shorthand

Shorthand is essential for anyone going into journalism, secretarial work, or medical transcription.

Perhaps you already work in an office-based profession, such as a personal assistant or a legal secretary. In this case, learning shorthand will improve day-to-day productivity.

Shorthand Training Available

Learning how to write shorthand is simple with our CPD-accredited Pitman Training courses. And with shorthand courses online or in person, you have more added flexibility.

For those with no experience in shorthand, we recommend our Teeline courses. Gain a strong foundation in Teeline Fast Shorthand and Teeline Professional).

For those with more advanced knowledge of the shorthand system, we have a variety of shorthand courses. Each is curated to improve your shorthand skills at your own pace. Choose from Shorthand Fast, and Shorthand Faster. Or, try your hand at our speed writing course and workshop.

With these courses, you can become an expert in speedy transcription. And a shorthand certificate will give your cv an added boost.

Whichever shorthand or speed writing course you choose, we pledge our support. Our experienced course advisors are available to guide you every step of the way.

Just contact us for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

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