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Professional Executive PA Diploma

Our PA training can open wide the door to a rewarding career as a Personal Assistant. From here you could progress to a more in-depth Executive Assistant (EA) role where you'll need more managerial level expertise. Alternatively, you could decide to be the master of your own career and use your skills to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA) where you can dictate your own schedule and workload. 

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Take your career to the highest level.

With the Professional Executive PA Diploma you’ll learn how to stay one step ahead, anticipating needs and meeting the demands of this challenging, yet rewarding role.

 

Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 380 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

380-440 hours or 15-17 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

Our Diplomas give students the confidence to know that you’re one step closer to your dream job, promotion or new career.

If you have your sights set on becoming the right-hand person to a senior director or boss of one of the UK’s top companies, the Professional Executive PA Diploma is the right choice of training for you. You’ll get all the essential skills required to be an indispensable PA or EA, delivering reports, figures, forecasts and reports to enable decision-making at the highest level, quickly and accurately.

There is also an option to undertake some additional AAT training courses to gain a recognisable financial qualification. 

Quite simply this is the most comprehensive Executive PA training available.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors
  • Get the skills in demand by employers

Aims and Objectives

If you’re looking to advance your career towards a Senior Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant role, this is a great training option. Having a skillset which includes financial understanding and knowledge is essential if you want to fully support Senior Board members and Management.

There is also a great opportunity to gain a prestigious AAT (The Association of Accounting Technician’s) Qualification for which you’ll have full access to the AAT online resources (please note this will increase the guideline learning time). 

 

Courses Included

With this Diploma you also have the option to include Shorthand as a core course.

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. 

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level.

Over 10 self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

PowerPoint

Our comprehensive PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this popular presentation software. Learning with us will teach you how to produce exciting presentations for effective communication in business.

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

 

alternative Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. 

alternative Meetings and Minutes Seminar

This one-day tutor-led seminar is one of our most popular seminars ideal for anyone involved in organising meetings and taking notes at those meetings. You'll learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take effective minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time effectively. 

HR Essentials

HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. You'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity rights.

Time Management

Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency - and this is the perfect time management course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time. 

Social Media Strategy for Business

Social media is no longer just for keeping in touch with people on the other side of the world. It’s now very much recognised as a crucial business tool and powerful method of communication, no matter what sector you work in.

Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to promote and market your organisation. This course looks at how businesses can maximise their social media presence on this social media platform.

 

Twitter for Business

This short course takes you through the basics of how to get started with this popular social media platform, enabling you to make effective use of it for a number of different purposes.

LinkedIn for Business

This course will bring you up to speed in using LinkedIn in a business environment. You’ll learn how to get the most out of the platform, helping you capitalise on the millions of professional contacts within arm’s reach.

Managing Internal & External Workplace Communications

This course focuses on information flows within organisations and using data effectively. If you have management responsibilities and/or a role that includes knowledge management or internal and external communications, then this course will help you harness information effectively.

 

Different Leadership Attributes & Skills

If you are new to management, looking for promotion or to broaden your opportunities, this course will give you key insights into successful leadership and how to make the most of your own leadership attributes.

 

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose four additional elective courses. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Legal Text Processing

The course utilises CILEx specialist course materials and will introduce you to the various forms of documentation, terminology and processes associated with six different legal specialist including Family Law, Criminal Litigation and Conveyancing.

 

Payroll Principles

If you’re completely new to payroll, this short course offers the opportunity for you to gain an insight into the underlying legislative and operational principles behind the processing of payroll.

Sage Payroll

Of all our finance courses, our Sage payroll course is the most popular and the most in demand. This online payroll training course will help you gain the understanding and practical skills you need to use this popular payroll software. This course will prepare you to gain an IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll.

Executive PA Seminar

This seminar is run on a one or two-day basis and takes an in-depth look at the role of the Executive PA and the importance of this role in any organisation. It is most appropriate for those who have recently been promoted to the role of PA or who wish to progress to a more senior level in the future.

 

Numeric Data Entry

This is a fast, specialist course of 2-3 hours that will teach you how to touch-type using the numeric keypad, essential if you regularly input figures into a computer as part of your role.

Introduction to Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Event Management Essentials

Learn some tricks of the trade and really get to grips with event project management to ensure your events are always ones people are talking about for all the right reasons.

Speedwriting

Our SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™ SpeedWriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds over 40 wpm.

Medical Terminology

This course helps you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification.

 

WordPress for Business

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing the site and how to develop and enhance it.

 

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Sage 50 Accounts

Sage 50 Accounts will equip you with the skills you need to get a good job in an accounts department, or to work for yourself by offering accounting administration services to local firms. 

Professional Receptionist Essentials

The Professional Receptionist Essentials course has been designed to give people the chance of becoming the best receptionist they can be. This course covers the relevant skills that potential receptionists will need, and provides students with scenarios that they may find themselves in. Unlike many receptionist courses, this course focuses on the job, the lifestyle and other aspects that students can expect by becoming a receptionist.

Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application that is widely used across many employment sectors.

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required to study this diploma.

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: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • 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

Our PA training can open wide the door to a rewarding career as a Personal Assistant. From here you could progress to a more in-depth Executive Assistant (EA) role where you'll need more managerial level expertise. Alternatively, you could decide to be the master of your own career and use your skills to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA) where you can dictate your own schedule and workload. 

Professional Executive PA Diploma Training Centres

Scotland

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Aberdeen Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen Scotland Enquire &
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Edinburgh Pitman Training Edinburgh, 4 Queen Street, First Floor, Buzzer 12, Edinburgh, Scotland Enquire &
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Glasgow Pitman Training Glasgow, 1st Floor, 82 Union Street, Glasgow, Scotland Enquire &
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Inverness Pitman Training Inverness, 3rd Floor, 2 Baron Taylor's Street, Inverness, Scotland Enquire &
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Aberdeen
Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB
Edinburgh
Pitman Training Edinburgh, 4 Queen Street, First Floor, Buzzer 12, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Glasgow
Pitman Training Glasgow, 1st Floor, 82 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 2QS
Inverness
Pitman Training Inverness, 3rd Floor, 2 Baron Taylor's Street, Inverness, IV1 1QL

Midlands

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Birmingham Pitman Training Birmingham, Suite 16B Mclaren Building, Priory Queensway, Birmingham Midlands Enquire &
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Northampton Pitman Training Northampton, 4A Alfred Street, Rushden, Northampton Midlands Enquire &
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Nottingham Pitman Training Nottingham, Suite 50-51 Westminster Building, Theatre Square, Nottingham Midlands Enquire &
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Worcester Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester Midlands Enquire &
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Leicester Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester Midlands Enquire &
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Birmingham
Pitman Training Birmingham, Suite 16B Mclaren Building, Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR
Northampton
Pitman Training Northampton, 4A Alfred Street, Rushden, Northampton NN10 9YS
Nottingham
Pitman Training Nottingham, Suite 50-51 Westminster Building, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 6LG
Worcester
Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Leicester
Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX

East Anglia

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Bishop's Stortford Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford, Suite 3, 15 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford East Anglia Enquire &
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Cambridge Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge East Anglia Enquire &
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Chelmsford Pitman Training Chelmsford, 2 St Johns Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford East Anglia Enquire &
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Ipswich Pitman Training Ipswich, 12 Northgate Street, Ipswich East Anglia Enquire &
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Peterborough Pitman Training Centre, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire East Anglia Enquire &
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Bishop's Stortford
Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford, Suite 3, 15 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UT
Cambridge
Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3BZ
Chelmsford
Pitman Training Chelmsford, 2 St Johns Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JD
Ipswich
Pitman Training Ipswich, 12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB
Peterborough
Pitman Training Centre, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 5DD

South East

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Brighton Pitman Training Brighton, The Dock Hub, Wilbury Villas, Hove, South East Enquire &
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Canterbury Pitman Training Canterbury, 1 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury South East Enquire &
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Crawley Pitman Training Crawley, No. 3 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley South East Enquire &
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Dover Pitman Training Dover, Victoria House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover South East Enquire &
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Guildford Pitman Training Guildford, Stamford House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford South East Enquire &
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Reading Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading South East Enquire &
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Southampton Pitman Training Southampton, The Gallery, 1st Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton South East Enquire &
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Milton Keynes Pitman Training Milton Keynes, 1 Radian Court, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes South East Enquire &
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Maidstone The Master's House, College Road, Maidstone South East Enquire &
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Brighton
Pitman Training Brighton, The Dock Hub, Wilbury Villas, Hove, BN3 6AH
Canterbury
Pitman Training Canterbury, 1 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NY
Crawley
Pitman Training Crawley, No. 3 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6AD
Dover
Pitman Training Dover, Victoria House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover CT16 1RW
Guildford
Pitman Training Guildford, Stamford House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4QD
Reading
Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Southampton
Pitman Training Southampton, The Gallery, 1st Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton SO14 3HB
Milton Keynes
Pitman Training Milton Keynes, 1 Radian Court, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8PJ
Maidstone
The Master's House, College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YF

South West

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Bristol Pitman Training Bristol, Unit 9 Hide Market, Waterloo road, St Phillips, Bristol South West Enquire &
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Taunton Pitman Training Taunton, 50 North Street, Taunton South West Enquire &
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Bournemouth and Poole Second Floor, Pearl Assurance House, 128 - 130 Old Christchurch Rd, South West Enquire &
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Exeter Pitman Exeter, 27 Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AE, (By the quay) South West Enquire &
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Portsmouth Pitman Training Portsmouth Suite 102 Portsmouth Technopole North End Portsmouth South West Enquire &
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Bristol
Pitman Training Bristol, Unit 9 Hide Market, Waterloo road, St Phillips, Bristol BS2 0PL
Taunton
Pitman Training Taunton, 50 North Street, Taunton TA1 1LX
Bournemouth and Poole
Second Floor, Pearl Assurance House, 128 - 130 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1NL
Exeter
Pitman Exeter, 27 Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AE, (By the quay) EX2 4AE
Portsmouth
Pitman Training Portsmouth Suite 102 Portsmouth Technopole North End Portsmouth PO2 8FA

Wales

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Cardiff Pitman Training Cardiff, 2nd Floor, 1-7 Castle Street, Cardiff Wales Enquire &
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Swansea Pitman Training Swansea, 6th Floor, Alexandra House, 1 Alexandra Road Swansea Wales Enquire &
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Cardiff
Pitman Training Cardiff, 2nd Floor, 1-7 Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BS
Swansea
Pitman Training Swansea, 6th Floor, Alexandra House, 1 Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5ED

London

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City EC2 Pitman Training City EC2, Salisbury House, London Wall, London Enquire &
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Clapham Pitman Training Clapham, 2nd Floor, Polygon House, 18-20 Bromells Road, London - Clapham, London Enquire &
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Croydon Pitman Training Croydon, 2nd Floor, 19 Park Street, London - Croydon, London Enquire &
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Greenwich Pitman Training Greenwich, 133 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, London Enquire &
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High Holborn Pitman Training High Holborn, 3rd Floor, 4/4A Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury Square, London London Enquire &
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Hounslow Pitman Training Hounslow, 3rd Floor, B301- B302 The Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow London Enquire &
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Watford Pitman Training Watford, Regus Watford Croxley, 1st Floor Building 2, Croxley Business Park, Watford, London Enquire &
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Wembley Pitman Training Wembley, Hazel House, 1-3 Lancelot Road, Wembley London Enquire &
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Bromley Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent London Enquire &
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City EC2
Pitman Training City EC2, Salisbury House, London Wall, EC2M 5QQ
Clapham
Pitman Training Clapham, 2nd Floor, Polygon House, 18-20 Bromells Road, London - Clapham, SW4 0BG
Croydon
Pitman Training Croydon, 2nd Floor, 19 Park Street, London - Croydon, CR0 1YD
Greenwich
Pitman Training Greenwich, 133 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, SE8 3BU
High Holborn
Pitman Training High Holborn, 3rd Floor, 4/4A Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP
Hounslow
Pitman Training Hounslow, 3rd Floor, B301- B302 The Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow TW4 6JQ
Watford
Pitman Training Watford, Regus Watford Croxley, 1st Floor Building 2, Croxley Business Park, Watford, WD18 8YA
Wembley
Pitman Training Wembley, Hazel House, 1-3 Lancelot Road, Wembley HA0 2AJ
Bromley
Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT

North West

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Crewe and Nantwich Pitman Training Crewe and Nantwich, 2nd Floor, Nantwich Court, Hospital Street, Nantwich North West Enquire &
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Liverpool Pitman Training Liverpool, Suite G01, Ground Floor, The Cotton Exchange Buildings, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, North West Enquire &
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Manchester Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, North West Enquire &
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Warrington Pitman Training Warrington, Mayfield House, 84 Sankey Street, Warrington, North West Enquire &
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Crewe and Nantwich
Pitman Training Crewe and Nantwich, 2nd Floor, Nantwich Court, Hospital Street, Nantwich CW5 5RH
Liverpool
Pitman Training Liverpool, Suite G01, Ground Floor, The Cotton Exchange Buildings, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, L3 9JR
Manchester
Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3HZ
Warrington
Pitman Training Warrington, Mayfield House, 84 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SG

North East

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Leeds Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, North East Enquire &
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Newcastle Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle North East Enquire &
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Wetherby Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, North East Enquire &
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York Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, North East Enquire &
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Middlesbrough Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, North East Enquire &
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Halifax Pitman Training Halifax, Office 3, The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax North East Enquire &
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Leeds
Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HZ
Newcastle
Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle NE1 8JE
Wetherby
Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, LS22 7FD
York
Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, YO1 8QR
Middlesbrough
Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LA
Halifax
Pitman Training Halifax, Office 3, The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 5ER

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