Shorthand & Speedwriting Courses

A competency in Shorthand is an indispensable skillset to maintain, enabling you to work at speed, recording with accuracy as you go.

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Shorthand courses and speed development training provide an excellent grounding for roles which involve a high level of meetings, multiple participants and a large volume of audio information given vocally.

Learning the patterns of shorthand, and working them into your own style, will become second nature once you have learnt the techniques.

Shorthand is a skill which has been synonymous with Pitman Training, since its creation by our founder, Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837. Needless to say, it has remained as one of our core product offerings, Providing PAs, legal secretaries, journalists and medical transcribers with a competitive edge.

Lately, many London recruiters have seen an increase in the demand for this skillset, utilising it as a timesaving tool across their business to increase the outputs of their office and administrative teams.


Not only do shorthand courses and speedwriting training increase the speed at which you can write, it also improves your legibility and accuracy when transferring your notes into presentations and follow-up reports.

Our shorthand and speedwriting courses are CPD accredited, which is perfect if you have set yourself personal development targets, or are part of an awarding body where continuing personal development is a requirement. Shorthand will bolster your skillset, and improve your career prospects.

There are a number of shorthand courses available to study at Pitman Training, taking the original concepts of shorthand training through our Teeline shorthand range – which can increase your speeds up to as much as 80 words per minute! (Some people have even been known to exceed these speeds!) We also offer a modern take on the shorthand course range, which uses the basic principles of vowels, phonetics and prefixes to adapt your current writing style up to a speed of 40wpm.

We have a number of shorthand courses on offer, and you can request a free demo to see which style best suits you. Take a look below at some of the different options available for all levels:

Talk to one of our local course advisors today, who will be able to guide you through the most appropriate shorthand or speedwriting course for you. 

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