Is This for You?

This course is designed to teach Teeline shorthand to those who may find this skill of use in their role, EA or Journalist for example. You will learn up to 80wpm.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 45 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 45 hours

About This Course

Shorthand remains a respected and essential skill in professions such as Administration and Journalism. This course is designed to help you start your shorthand learning experience from the beginning and will guide you through a comprehensive lesson plan until you are able ultimately to write up to 80 wpm (words per minute). You’ll need a strong desire to learn and must be willing to go the extra mile in your studies to help achieve top speed.

The way you study this course is flexible so you can set your own study pattern. Our Course Advisors will be there to help you along the way so your Teeline training will fit seamlessly into your existing commitments.

This is a comprehensive shorthand course with fourteen lessons in total.

  • Lesson One – The Teeline Alphabet from A to M
  • Lesson Two – The Teeline Alphabet from N to Z
  • Lesson Three – Join letters, T, D and F, punctuation marks, short sentences
  • Lesson Four  – Joining S, word endings, soft C
  • Lesson Five – Downward and upward short L, special use of L, joining the letter B to letters, G and N, joining the letter J with B, C and K, outlines with R followed by M
  • Lesson Six – More common word outlines, writing outlines for words beginning WH, grouping words together to form one outline, transcribing a short passage from dictation.
  • Lesson Seven – The use of vowels, more vocabulary using vowels
  • Lesson Eight – Outlines to represent double vowels, vowel indicators for word endings, simple word groupings
  • Lesson Nine – Blend letters, lengthening L, M and W to add R, extending the use of R, writing further special outlines
  • Lesson Ten – Words ending with –TION, more blends, common word groupings
  • Lesson Eleven – Words using the CM, CN and CNV blends, outlines for words ending –NCE, additional special outlines
  • Lesson Twelve – Shortened outlines for word beginnings, more special outlines and word groupings
  • Lesson Thirteen – Using full vowels to form word endings, abbreviations for different word endings, Teeline outlines for figures and dates, days of the week and months of the year
  • Lesson Fourteen – Further vocabulary, more simple and common words, additional word groupings, consolidation.

Once you have learnt shorthand theory, you will then be able to build your speed with access to dictation material between 40 to 80 wpm, key shorthand outlines, exercises, quizzes and crosswords and keys to transcribed passages.

If you’d like to know more about our Teeline Shorthand training, speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre today!

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to teach you how to learn Teeline shorthand up to a speed of 80wpm.


There are no pre-requisites required to start this 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

Enhancing your shorthand skills will help to progress your PA or secretarial career even further. Also a great skills to work on if you’re an aspiring journalist.

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.