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Pitman Training London:
Pitman Training is Britain's longest established office skills training organisation. We offer a wide-range of courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications - great for job hunters and people looking to change careers or gain promotion at work!

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Access Training - Proficient Level Course.
This very popular Access course will equip you with all the skills you need to build databases in Microsoft Access.

In only 20 study hours at our comfortable High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, you'll grow from novice to intermediate in database design.

Not only will you receive a high quality workbook to keep for future reference, at the end of the course, provided you pass our exam, you'll receive a handsome Pitman Training certificate - proof of yourPhoto of Career Training Courses in London, England skill level!

Accounting Technician Diploma.
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Audio Transcription Level 1 - An Introductory Audio Typing Course.
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Audio Transcription Level 2.
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Basic Bookkeeping Course.
This programme will guide you through the first steps of business financials, preparing you for your new career as a bookkeeper. It provides a firm foundation for you to learn Sage Line 50 computerised bookkeeping software.

Our self-paced bookkeeping training means you can study when you want, at hours to suit you. And you can start whenever you want!

Designed for people wishing to embark on a career in bookkeeping and also for people wanting to start their own business, this easy to understand course will provide you with a clear understanding of the basic principles of book-keeping.

You'll need to invest approximately 14 study hours at our friendly High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres to complete the course and earn your Pitman Training certificate.

Better Business Letters Seminar.
This seminar is available as an in-house training day for groups of 6 students or more, at your premises or ours.

It's aimed at staff tasked with drafting effective business communication.

Foundation In Finance Diploma.
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Business Document Production Course.
In only 8 hours of study time at Pitman Training, London (High Holborn or Notting Hill), you can learn to produce the highest quality typed text to prepare you to take the OCR Text Production examination at level 2 (mandatory unit of the Text Processing Certificate or Diploma)

This course is aimed at those seeking secretarial training in business letter layout to enable them to prove their excellence in document production to existing or potential employers and recruitment agencies.

Working at your own pace under the guidance of our frendly trainers, you'll enjoy 4 key lessons before taking an exam. On passing your exam, you'll receive a handsome Pitman Training certificate.

Communication At Work.
If you're unsure about your English in an office environment, this is the course for you!

In approximately 6 hours of study time, you'll releImage of Career Training Courses in London, Englandarn basic points of English grammar including the correct use of the apostrophe and subject and verb agreement; how to handle yourself on the phone including how to deal with difficult people; how to communicate through body language and how to structure business emails.

Business IT Diploma
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Business IT Diploma With Marketing & PR.
Creative jobs like Marketing and PR (public relations) are very attractive, which is why the competition for positions can be fiercely competitive.

Those with the best qualifications will shine through the interview process - and this marketing training and PR diploma course will prove that you are just that, one of the best.

Not only will you learn computer skills and total command of Microsoft's universally accepted software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, but you will also be able to start your new career with a solid understanding of the Marketing and PR business that will stand you in good stead from day one.

And don't forget, these are transferable skills, sought after by most employers.

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills.

Business IT Diploma With HR.
Nothing is more critical to everyone's lives than employment, which is why few jobs carry such influence and social responsibility as those in Personnel or Human Resources.

The result is a career that is both rewarding and always professional in its approach.

Not only will this Diploma give you computer skills and total command of Microsoft's universally accepted software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access, but you will also be able to start your new career with a solid understanding of the personnel business that will stand you in good stead from day one.

And don't forget, these are transferable skills, sought after by most employers.

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills.

Who Should Study For The Pitman Training Business IT Diploma With HR?

Anybody who is serious about moving into the fast changing world of human resources.

You are likely to be someone who is aiming at a career in HR with an organisation, a business owner whose personnel function has grown to the point where you need a deeper understanding of its management or an existing HR professional who needs a qualification to prove their worth in the jobs market.

Business IT Diploma With Web Design.
This diploma course offers you the chance to become highly skilled with Microsoft Office as well as teaching you how to design and maintain web sites!

It's a bonus if you want to give yourself an unfair advantage in the competition for first-time jobs.

Not only will you learn essential keyboard skills and total command of Microsoft's universally accepted business programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, but you will also learn the main web design software package, Dreamweaver 8.0, inside out - and have the Diploma to prove it.

And don't forget, these are transferable skills, sought after by most employers.

Who Should Study For The Pitman Training Business IT Diploma With Web Design?

Anybody who is serious about learning how to create web sites.

You are likely to be someone who is aiming at a career in marketing or IT with a company, a business owner who needs to take control of your web presence or an existing web professional who needs a qualification to prove their worth in the jobs market.

Computer Keyboard Skills - An Introductory Touch Typing Course.
This is our entry-level programme and it is aimed at getting you to an accurate touch typing speed of 15-25 words per minute. It's the starting point for your keyboard skills development and the starting point for secretarial training or IT skills.

And by the end of the course, you'll be typing quickly and accurately without looking at your fingers!

The course is web-based, so you can study anywhere, visiting our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres to take your exam. Or you can study the whole course at our centres if you prefer.

Most people prefer to study at our centres because we can keep an eye on your posture, finger position and wrists, so it's very motivational!

And don't forget that you can start this programme at any time, even today if you wish.

You'll enjoy 24 teaching units, submitting your work on-line through our Learning Management System so you can track your progress at any time.

You'll learn everything from the importance of your seating position, the use of the "home keys" and everything you'll need to type without looking at your fingers!

On average, most students complete their training in approximately 25 study hours.

This programme contributes towards the NVQ's "Using Information Technology" and "Administration."

Dreamweaver 8.0 Course.
As long as you're proficient in any another Windows based package, you'll quickly learn how to build professional web sites in Dreamweaver 8.0 with this web design course.

In approximately 18 hours' study at Pitman Training London in High Holborn or Notting Hill, you'll move from novice to intermediate level in Dreamweaver 8.0, the web's favourite design package.

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Course.
ECDL is the internationally recognised IT training certification for knowledge of computers and MS Office computer applications. It's everbody's favourite computer training!

The Microsoft knowledge you'll gain ensures that you are recognised by employers for your level of computer competency to carry out any work on basic IT, managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and internet and email.

These skills are as necessary for small organisations as large and are transferable from one employer to another.

The European Computer Driving Licence course from Pitman Training London in High Holborn & Notting Hill is designed to take you through the programme module by module, at your own pace, using a CD-ROM which is yours to keep.

The price includes a CD for you to keep, your exams and your ECDL passport.

The average student completes this programme in 70 hours and you have unlimited access to our training centres for up to 3 months.

What Is Covered.

Our self-paced learning methodology means you can study at your own pace, with our friendly, supportive tutors on hand to help you if you get stuck.

We take you through the basiPhotos of Pitman Training Londoncs of IT, how to use a computer and manage files, word processing with Word, databases with Access, spreadsheets with Excel, how to create presentations in PowerPoint plus personal organisation with Outlook.

Our course will give you a great grounding in the most sought after computer skills in today's fast moving jobs market.

It's a lot to learn, but don't worry, our course advisors will be with you every step of the way.

Who Should Study For The European Computer Driving Licence?

Anyone who is serious about developing transferable computer skills to enhance their career marketability must gain their European Computer Driving Licence.

In fact, some employers, particularly in the public sector, insist that you have an ECDL qualification before they will consider your application.

Effective Business Communication For Better Business English.
In approximately 20 hours of study time at Pitman Training, London (High Holborn or Notting Hill), you can learn to be much more effective in the written word, on the phone, face to face and in presentations.

This is a business English course aimed at secretarial, bookkeeping and administration staff, popular with both UK and overseas students.

Our students with English as a second language find this course particularly helpful.

Whatever your background, your confidence will grow as you understand how to make the most of your communication skills.

Excel Course For Beginners And Intermediates.
Our Excel Proficient course is perfect for people who are either new to spreadsheets or those who have been using them for some time but need more confidence and knowledge to help them work more efficiently.

Our step-by-step course is delivered as a self-paced programme so you can learn at your own pace at times to suit you at Pitman Training London in Notting Hill or High Holborn.

The average student takes approximately 20 hours to complete the course which includes seven fascinating lessons.

Excel Training For Advanced And Expert Users.
Aimed at proficient users of Microsoft Excel, the leading spreadsheet, this is the higher level of our two Excel courses, designed to take you to an advanced, expert level in only 25 study hours at our comfortable Pitman Training London centres in High Holborn and Notting Hill.

Our self-paced training methodology means you can study when you want at times to suit you.

All students receive a high-quality workbook and on successfully passing a final exam, sought-after Pitman Training and Microsoft IT Academy certificates!

You'll leave this fascinating course able to prove your ability with pivot tables, analysis tools and data management.

You'll enjoy confidently creating Excel templates, working with multiple worksheets and providing all the necessary frameworks for cash flow and P&L projections.

Our friendly tutors will be with you every step of the way on this in-depth, 8 lesson course.

Excel 2007 Course.
At last, there's a fully comprehensive Excel 2007 course aimed at beginners to intermediates!

With more and more employers rolling out Microsoft Office 2007, this is your chance to be one step ahead when it comes to acquiring spreadsheet skills for work.

The course will take you approximately 24 hours to complete and you can spread this time any way you wish for up to 6 months, at either our Notting Hill or High Holborn training centres.
At the end of your course, you can take an exam and when you pass, you'll earn a handsome, nationally recognised Pitman Training certificate as proof of your practical ability.

Executive PA Diploma Programme.
This is one of our biggest, most exciting diploma programmes - one that leads to the highest paid jobs!

It's the one that proves you're capable of delivering all the office skills an employer could expect - expePicture of Career Training Courses in London, Englandrt use of Microsoft Office, perfect touch typing, organisational skills and even shorthand.

Whether you're already working as a PA or aspiring to become one, this comprehensive programme is aimed at ambitious people who really want to make their mark at work. In addition to developing your skills as a personal assistant, your confidence will grow as you find your ability to apply your knowledge at work develops every day.

You'll be able to deliver the highest quality work to even the most demanding boss - plus, you can study even if you're working full time.

Executive Plus Diploma For Personal Assistants
If your next career goal is to become right-hand person to a very senior person, this is exactly the right qualification for you.

Picture yourself as Alan Sugar's next apprentice, called upon at all times to deliver reports, figures, facts and forecasts using all the business skills and information technology you can deploy to ensure your boss makes high level decisions accurately and quickly.

As you provide the support, you'll be learning what it takes to hold the top position in the organisation - and maybe even planning to get there yourself! In fact, it's fair to consider this as the underpinning for business management training.

It's our most comprehensive programme ever, requiring one year's full time or two years' part-time study using both our world renowned self-paced study method and our live classroom seminars.

Studying with the support of our experienced on-site trainers at either High Holborn or Notting Hill, you'll learn advanced touch typing, MS Office to expert level, web design, book-keeping, accounts (including Sage Line 50) and payroll as well as enjoying a brief self-development programme and business English.

In addition, you'll choose four more subjects from shorthand, marketing, HR or any of the 75 programmes from our extensive course list.

Fast Track Microsoft Office Training Diploma.
The Fast Track Microsoft Office Skills Diploma is one of our most popular programmes for ambitious people. And you can study for it in High Holborn or Notting Hill.

This nationally recognised qualification is proof of your practical ability with 2003 and will give you a competitive advantage over other job applicants.

Our diploma will help you with all the basic business skills an employer will expect from you, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.

Students earning this diploma will be able to make full use of Word's functionality, build complex spreadsheets with Excel, create fantastic presentations with PowerPoint, design labour saving databases with Access and get organised with Outlook.

Not only will you earn a nationally recognised Pitman certificate for every module within the diploma, you'll have the chance to earn globally recognised Microsoft IT Academy qualifications too!

This Pitman Training course can be completed in as little as 3 weeks or you can take up to 1 year - it's your choice!

You can get started whenever you want and even study around your other commitments - it couldn't be more convenient!

Final Accounts 1.
If you're aiming to learn the principles of double-entry bookkeeping in order to maintain a Nominal Ledger and extract a preliminary trial balance, this is the bookkeeping course for you.

This self-paced bookkeeping course will require you to put in approximately 18 study hours at Pitman Training London (High Holborn or Notting Hill) to cover the six lessons leading to your Pitman Training certificate.

Final Accounts 2.
Students will learn how to extend the Trial Balance in order to prepare the Final Accounts of a business (Profit and Loss account and Balance sheet).

Final Accounts 2 will require approximately 12 study hours at our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres.

To enrol for Final Accounts 2, students must have basic bookkeeping skills. Ideally they should have completed the Basic Bookkeeping, Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger courses and must have completed Final Accounts I.

Get Into Journalism Course.
This journalism training course provides a quick introduction to the realities of working in the media.

You'll need to invest approximately 10 study hours at Pitman Training in London (High Holborn and Notting Hill) where you'll cover 4 in-depth lessons.

And if you're serious about getting into journalism, you should also consider taking a Teeline shorthand course.

Get Into Marketing Course.
If you're seeking a job in marketing as an administrator or secretary, this is the programme for you.

This training course, a module from our Business IT Diploma With Marketing diploma course, provides your first step into the fast moving world of the marketing department.

This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to search for much sought-after marketing jobs.

To get the most out of this marketing course, you'll need experience of using Windows, Word and Excel to proficient level together with Publisher 2003. Some experience of using the Internet and Mail Merge will also be useful.

You'll need to invest approximately 12 study hours at Pitman Training in London (High Holborn or Notting Hill) where you'll cover 5 in-depth lessons.

Get Into Personnel/HR Course.
This training course, a module from our Business IT Diploma With Personnel/HR diploma course, provides your first step into the fast moving world of the Human Resources department.

You'll learn the basics of employment law and strategy.

To get the most out of this personnel course, you'll need experience of using Windows, Word and Excel to proficient level together with Access. Some experience of using the Internet and Mail Merge will also be useful.

You'll need to invest approximately 12 study hours at our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres where you'll cover 4 in-depth lessons.

About Our Get Into PR Course.
This PR training course, a module from our Business IT Diploma With Marketing & PR diploma course, provides your first step into the fast moving world of the marketing department and PR in particular.

To get the most out of this Public Relations course, you'll need experience of using Windows, Word and PowerPoint to proficient level together with Publisher 2003. Some experience of using the Internet will also be useful.

You'll need to invest approximately 10 study hours at Pitman Training London in either High Holborn or Notting Hill, where you'll cover 4 in-depth lessons.

HTML Course.
This course is essential for people familiar with the Windows operating environment who either intend to learn web design or who already have some web design experience but need to understand HTML code to fill in the gaps in their knowledge.

In approximately 12 study hours at our comfortable High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, you'll be able to build your own web sites in hypertext markup language or have a firm foundation upon which to learn Dreamweaver or FrontPage.

Internet Skills Course.
If you're feeling left behind by the internet community, don't worry! This introductory internet course was designed just for you.

As long as you can use a mouse and know how to use Windows, you'll get a lot out of this course (If you're not familiar with Windows, try our PC Basics course).

In only 8 hours at Pitman Training London in High Holborn or Notting Hill, you'll learn everything you need to know to find your way around the world wide web and how to communicate by email at work and with friends and family.

Introduction To Office Skills Diploma.
This qualification is designed to help you win your first office job or help you return to work after a break by equipping you with demonstrable, practical skills by the best known name in office skills training.

In as little as 5 weeks, you could have your Pitman Training diploma and be on the way to building a great new career in administration.

The great thing about this diploma is that you choose 4 subjects from the list below, to ensure that you pick exactly the right ones for the current jobs market and to suit your personality.

You can learn to touch type (or if you can already do so, we'll improve your speed and accuracy), learn the key products in the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook or learn elementary bookkeeping.

Our aim is for you to graduate with good all-round office skills.

This diploma programme is tailor-made for you. Simply choose any four subjects from the following list:

- Computer Keyboard Skills (beginner's touch typing)
- Keyboard Speed Development (for experienced touch typists)
- Communication At Work (basic English grammar, writing skills, telephone techniques)
- Word Proficient (beginner's to intermediate word processing)
- Word Expert (for advanced Word users)
- Excel Proficient (beginner's to intermediate spreadsheets)
- Outlook (emails, diary management, office organisation)
- Basic Bookkeeping (elementary bookkeeping for business)

If you already have a high degree of skill in some of the modules, you may not need to sit them again, simply taking the exam to prove your competence on your way to earning your full diploma.

Our friendly course advisors will advise you on whether you're ready for "exam-only."

Keyboard Speed Development For Faster Typing.
Keyboard speed improvement is one of our most popular typing subjects and is enjoyed by everyone from IT professionals, through secretaries to Executive PA's.

The jobs market loves people who can type accurately at 70 wpm and this course is designed to get you there.

We move through 4 distinct stages which aim to increase speed, dexterity, accuracy and productivity with the ultimate aim of getting you up to 70 wpm.

Each stage is treated as a separate unit and you begin at the level that reflects your current ability.

Graded copying exercises emphasise different points of technique for flexibility and dexterity while use of tapes with timed dictation will increase your speed and productivity.

You'll enjoy working from our comfortable High Holborn and Notting Hill training centres with an audio track and personalised workbook.

Most students like the fact that they can come in when it suits them rather than having to join a class with a rigid timetable. This is particularly important for busy people who can't always make it to classes. At Pitman Training, we work around your schedule rather than you having to work around ours.

Keyboard Speed Development provides the core skills for RSA word processing examinations and the opportunity to earn a widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate.

On average, the total study time required to complete the four stages of this programme totals 80 hours.

Legal Secretarial Course (Diploma Level).
This comprehensive secretarial programme leads to the Pitman Training Legal Secretarial Diploma - the most widely recognised qualification in its field and proof of your competence to employers.

And because we help over a hundred students to graduate and seek out legal secretarial positions every year, we know exactly what employers and recruitment agencies look for.

In addition, we are recognised by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD) so our Legal Secretary Diploma is nationally recognised for its practical content.

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choices of electives.

In fact, our training is extremely practical, enabling you to demonstrate your new knowledge and skills instantly and confidently.

Indeed, our diploma level legal secretarial course will help you with all the essential skills a lawyer will expect from you.

That means touch typing, shorthand, audio, expert use of MS Office and a thorough knowledge of the processes and forms appropriate to conveyancing, wills and probate, criminal law, company law, family law and civil litigation.

What We Cover:

Our self-paced learning methodology means you can study at your own pace, with our friendly, supportive tutors on hand to help you if you get stuck.

Images of Pitman Training LondonOur diploma level legal secretarial course covers the following core modules:

Introduction To Touch Typing
Keyboard Speed Development
Word Proficient
Word Expert
Excel Proficient
Microsoft Outlook
Audio Typing, level 1
Effective business communication
Powerpoint
The Legal Secretary - An Introduction

Then you need to choose at least 2 modules from the following:

Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Company Law or Family Law.

Next you choose 1"elective" from any of our range of courses. These might be another legal module, Excel Expert, shorthand, our Meetings & Minutes seminar - whatever is appropriate to help you get the legal secretarial job you've dreamed of. See our course list.

It's a lot to choose from, but don't worry, our course advisors will be pleased to help you choose exactly the right modules for your career.

And If you already have a high degree of skill in some of the modules, you may not need to sit them again, simply taking the test to prove your competence on your way to earning your full diploma.

Plus, our self-paced learning methodology means you can study at your own pace, with our friendly, supportive tutors on hand to help you if you get stuck.

Who Should Study For This Pitman Training Diploma?

Anybody wishing to become a legal secretary or who is already one but would like to have the Diploma to prove it and move up the career ladder.

Our diploma is the most widely recognised qualification of its kind!

Legal Secretary Course - Civil Litigation.
This secretarial training course is designed to give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Civil Litigation Department in a legal office.

This often means the art of chasing unpaid money through the courts and as such is a much sought-after aspect of the legal secretary's skill set.

Your studies will be well-respected as Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Legal Secretary Course - Company Law.
The aim of this secretarial training course is to give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Company Law Department in a legal office.

As useful for bookkeepers as for legal secretaries, this course will help you understand all the statutory duties of a Company Director.

You'll quickly understand how to carry out all the administration behind the set-up and management of a limited company.

Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Legal Secretary Training - Conveyancing.
If you're looking to become a legal secretary and want to have the highest chance of finding a job, then this course could be the one for you.

After all, in property-mad Britain, the buying and selling of houses is a hot topic and a staple of legal departments.

You can either take this course as a module in our legal secretarial diploma or as a stand-alone course.

Family Law For The Legal Secretary
Our family law course for the legal secretary will introduce you to all the forms, processes and procedures required when dealing with divorce and the care of children.

This course has been designed to give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Family Law Department in a legal office and in particular the administrative aspects of handling divorce cases.

Legal Secretary Training - Introductory Module.
Every Pitman Training legal secretarial course is highly practical, so you will have the confidence and skills to use your new knowledge instantly back at work!

There's no doubt that legal secretarial work is highly paid. And a Pitman Training qualification may be your quickest route to get into this exciting field!

This Pitman Training legal secretary course gives you all the basics you'll need to work in the legal department of an organisation or a law firm.

In approximately 10 hours of study at Pitman Training London (High Holborn or Notting Hill), you'll cover everything you need by way of an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the legal office.

Legal Secretary Training - Wills & Probate.
This legal secretarial training course will introduce you to the important world of wills and probate.

It will give an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Wills and Probate Department in a legal office.

You'll learn about the difficulties of probate, the importance of properly structuring a will and all the other secretarial duties involved in this sensitive area of the legal profession.

Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Legal Secretarial Training - Criminal Law.
Criminal law is a source of considerable interest for students on our legal secretary training courses.

This self-paced module will give you an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of the Criminal Law Department in a legal office.

It will enable you to develop an excellent knowledge of the workings and structure of a Criminal Law Department.

Manual Payroll.
Manual PAYE Training.

This payroll training course will teach you the basics of a manual PAYE system - invaluable if you need to understand how PAYE works or if you're running your own business and need to hire staff!

In this easy-to-follow payroll training course, you'll learn manual tax procedures, how to use Inland Revenue tables and forms and how to comply with Inland Revenue requirements.

Our Manual Payroll course requires approximately 12 hours' study time at our comfortable Pitman Training London (High Holborn or Notting Hill) training centres and comprises 4 intensive lessons which will give you the confidence and skills to tackle income tax and NIC.

Having mastered this introductory course, which will allow you to operate a small payroll function at work, you'll be able to graduate to Sage Payroll.

Medical Audio Transcription.
This course is designed to teach the medical secretary how to accurately transcribe documents containing doctors' terminology.

A critically important skill, our medical audio transcription module will require approximately 10 hours of study at either our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres.

The Medical Secretary - An Introduction Including Medical Terminology.
This Pitman Training programme is recognised as one of the most thorough medical secretary courses and is designed to give an introduction to the work of a Medical Secretary including the responsibilities, practice and structure of the various medical departments in hospitals and GP surgeries.

It will help you develop knowledge of the workings and structure of the medical secretarial profession.

This course will require approximately 60 hours of study time at our comfortable High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres.

Meetings & Minutes - 1 Day Seminar
Meetings And Minutes Course.

This is one of our most popular secretarial training seminars and is available to individual students at our High Holborn training centre or in-house for groups of 6 or more, at your premises or ours.

Aimed at anyone who has to organise and manage meetings and take minutes, this comprehensive one-day seminar will really help you to get on top of this part of your job.

Microsoft Office Plus Diploma.
The truth is that you can't live in today's business world without MS Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

But most people only know how to use a small part of each product's functionality and that puts them at a disadvantage in a competitive jobs market. That's why Microsoft training is so important.

And that's why professional office skills training using these packages is so critical to your career.

Our diploma means you'll have a full, in-depth knowledge of the capability of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. So you'll stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a better job or promotion at work.

These are transferable skills which are sought after by most employers.

Students earning this diploma will be able to make full use of Word's functionality, build complex spreadsheets with Excel, create fantastic presentations with PowerPoint, design labour saving databases with Access and get organised with Outlook.

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choices of electives.

Microsoft Office 2007.......Fast! - Part 1 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Most new PC's and laptops are now being shipped with Windows Vista, so users are expected to load the exciting new MS Office 2007 on them.

But the new versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint have different file structures from previous versions, lots more functionality and many of the tried and tested features we know and love have been moved to different places in the toolbars.

In fact, if you're familiar with MS Office 2000 or 2003 and think you can easily find the functions you use most often when you first open 2007, we bet that in many cases you won't! It's like learning a new language (but more fun and a lot less work!)

That's why we've developed this short introductory course.

In as little as 6 hours at our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, you'll learn your way around the new products as well as finding out how to get the best out of all their new features.

Although you may recognise the names of many of the functions listed below, MS Office 2007 looks and feels brand new. First of all, everything looks different. Next, many of your favourite features are in totally different places.

And then there's the fact that 2007 does so much more than earlier versions. You've got to try it to understand the differences.

Microsoft Office 2007.......Fast! - Part 2 - Outlook, Access, Publisher
Most new PC's and laptops are now being shipped with Windows Vista, so users are expected to load the exciting new MS Office 2007 on them.

But the new versions of Outlook, Access and Publisher have different file structures from previous versions, lots more functionality and many of the tried and tested features we know and love have been moved to different places in the toolbars.

In fact, if you're familiar with MS Office 2000 or 2003 and think you can easily find the functions you use most often when you first open 2007, we bet that in many cases you won't! It's like learning a new language (but more fun and a lot less work!)

That's why we've developed this short introductory course.

In as little as 6 hours at our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, you'll learn your way around the new products as well as finding out how to get the best out of all their new features.

Numeric Data Entry
Numeric Data Entry (Self-Paced).

If you need to learn to touch type figures into a computer, this short programme of 6 hours at our High Holborn and Notting Hill training centres is an easy route to success.

This course is very popular with book-keepers and it is one of the core modules of our Accounting Technician Diploma, our biggets and best bookkeeping course.

Microsoft Outlook Course.
There's much more to Microsoft Outlook than email and this course will take you through the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) syllabus to ensure you really know how to get the most out of it!

After this course, you'll be able to organise practically anything and everything from your desktop, making you an attractive proposition for any employer.

On passing your final exam, you'll not only qualify for a Pitman Training Certificate but also a globally recognised Microsoft IT Academy certificate!

You'll need to invest approximately 20 hours of study time at the Pitman Training London training centres in Notting Hill or High Holborn to complete the 14 lessons that make up this course.

Our comfortable training centres are a great place to study and our friendly tutors are always on hand to help you progress.

Sage Payroll At Pitman Training.
Along with our Sage Line 50 training, this is one of our most popular bookkeeping programmes.

If you're already experienced in Manual Payroll and now need to run computerised wages, this course in Sage Payroll v10 is the one for you!

In fact, Sage Payroll training is the next logical step after manual PAYE and NIC.

Sage Payroll v10 is one of the most popular payroll systems in Britain and it is a prerequisite for professional book-keepers that they should know how to use it to automatically calculate PAYE, NIC and all the other elements of computerised wages.
Free!

In approximately 18 study hours at Pitman Training London in our High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, you'll learn everything you need to know to carry out the payroll function of SME's and other organisations on a PC.

Sage Line 50 Training
If you're already experienced in basic bookkeeping and now need to run your accounts on a PC, this programme using Sage Line 50 software is the one for you!

Sage Line 50 is one of the most used software programmes in Britain and it is a prerequisite for the professional bookkeeper that they should know how to use it.

The Pitman Training Sage Line 50 programme is different from many because it focuses on training you how to "drive" your accounts function rather than simply doing data entry.

For this reason, we strongly recommend that you are already skilled in double entry bookkeeping and can confidently prepare accounts to trial balance, profit & loss and balance sheet level before embarking on this programme.

If you're unsure about your current level of proficiency, just call our Course Advisors for help.

This Pitman Training Sage Line 50 course is recognised as an official computerised bookkeeping course by the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB).

In approximately 22 study hours at our friendly High Holborn or Notting Hill training centres, with Pitman London you'll learn everything you need to know to carry out the book-keeping and accountancy functions of SME's and other organisations on a PC.

Sales Ledger Training Course.
Pitman Training's Sales Ledger training course follows on from our Basic Book-Keeping Course and is aimed at people wishing to add a thorough knowledge of purchase ledger to their skill set.

You'll learn how to run a manual sales ledger, how to account for retrospective discounts, how to identify potential bad debts and credit control as well as learning about all the paperwork involved in sales ledger, such as customers' purchase requisitions, sales invoices and delivery notes.

Secretarial Diploma
About The Pitman Training Secretary Diploma.

This secretarial course is world renowned and will make a real difference to your career. And the Pitman Training Secretarial Diploma proves you have succeeded in one of the most comprehensive training programmes available.

Anyone wanting to study to become a secretary really needs to prove their worth by having earned the Pitman Training Secretarial Diploma - it's one of Britain's most respected secretary courses.

And having earned it, the rewards can be fabulous. Salaries for top secretaries are among the highest in London.

The course will help you with all the basic secretarial skills an employer will expect from you, such as touch typing, keyboard skills, shorthand, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, effective business communication and audio transcription.

What Is Covered.

Our self-paced learning methodology means you can study at your own pace, with our friendly, supportive tutors on hand to help you if you get stuck.

The Secretarial Diploma will take you through all the skills you need to become an outstanding secretary, testing you from time to time to prove that you're ready.

If you already have a high degree of skill in some of the modules, you may not need to sit them again, simply taking the test to prove your competence on your way to earning your full diploma.

This Pitman Training secretary course is made up of 8 core modules including:

Touch Typing Introduction
Keyboard Speed Development
Word Proficient
Excel Proficient
PowerPoint
Outlook
Audio Typing Level 1
Effective Business Communication

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choices of electives.

In addition to the core modules, you select 2 "electives," from any of our wide range of courses and seminars.

It's a lot to choose from, but don't worry, our course advisors will be pleased to help you choose exactly the right modules for your career.

Teeline Shorthand For Beginners
Teeline For Beginners.

Teeline is generally considered to be the shorthand method that is the fastest to learn and the easiest to use for taking dictation.

And as the Pitman name is synonymous with learning shorthand, you can be assured of a high quality learning experience with us!

See specific Contact Page for further details.

Teeline Fast!
Teeline Fast!

Aimed at people who need to pick up shorthand skills in the shortest possible time, this great new Teeline course from Pitman Training will teach you shorthand theory and practice in just 35 hours, enabling you to start taking dictation to a speed of 40 wpm.

See specific Contact Page for further details.

Teeline Speed Development Shorthand Course
Teeline Speed Development Shorthand Course.

If you're already using Teeline, this course will help you develop your speed, dexterity and mental word-holding when taking dictation or notes.

See specific Contact Page for further details.

Word Beginners To Intermediate Level
About Our Word Courses For Beginners And Intermediates.

Research shows that most people only know how to use about 5% of Word's functionality.

The Word Proficient course at Pitman Training London will give you so much more knowledge and skill than the average user that you'll be much more attractive to employers.

Most of our students think of this Word course as a voyage of discovery - a truly enjoyable way of learning what Word can do!

And it only requires 20 hours of study at our Notting Hill or High Holborn training centres!

Every student gets a high quality workbook and after passing your exam, a handsome Pitman Training certificate - proof of your competence to prospective employers!

Not only that! Now you also get an internationally Microsoft certificate at no extra cost!

It's the easiest way to get multiple qualifications!

We're now a Microsoft IT Academy!
That means you can qualify for internationally recognised Microsoft certificates as well as Pitman Training qualifications.

Who Should Take The Pitman Training Word Proficient Course?

This course is suitable for a wide range of students - from those who have never used a word processor before to to those who are self-taught.

Even people who have used Word for ages but spend hours trying to work out certain functions or want to stretch their skills will benefit. In fact, everyone seems to benefit from this exciting programme!

Word Advanced Expert
About Our Expert Level Word Course.

If you're already experienced in using Word, this expert course will take you to a whole new level!

In only 20 hours' study at Pitman Training London in our Notting Hil or High Holborn training centres, you'll have the knowledge, confidence and skill to deliver Word documents that will please the most demanding boss.

And to prove your skill, you'll earn both a coveted Pitman Training certificate and an internationally recognised Microsoft IT Academy certificate.

Using our proven self-paced training methodology and the close support of our friendly tutors, you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll learn new elements of Word.

And because we're open late during the week and on Saturdays, it's easy to fit your studies around your other commitments.

Word 2007 Course.
Word 2007 Course - Part 1

At last there's a comprehensive course for Word 2007 users!

No more frustrating hours lost as you switch from the old version to the new.

This latest version of the world's most popular word processing package is packed with new and innovative features - it's very different from earlier versions.

Our in-depth training course will take the average student approximately 26 hours to complete, working at your own pace and attending when you want to.

PowerPoint 2007
This is one of the most comprehensive courses available to take you from beginner to expert level with the exciting PowerPoint 2007 package.

In approximately 30 hours of study at either our Notting Hill or High Holborn training centres, you'll learn how to create beautiful, compelling presentations using Microsoft's latest release of this ubiquitous programme.

The purpose of this extremely practical PowerPoint training programme and indeed all of our MS Office courses, is to equip you with all the skills you'll need to satisfy the most critical audience or demanding boss.

Management Studies Diploma BTEC Level 5
We're really excited about our BTEC
Management Professional Diploma
as we've designed it to work around
the student's availability, motivation
and budget.

This is the qualification that will help
you stand out from the crowd - it's real proof of formal management training with the emphasis on practicality.

You can start this programme at any time and study at hours to suit you
from home or work.

You can choose how much time to dedicate to your studies although
giving as little as 6 hours per week could see you completing the programme within 1 year.

You can choose a number of study paths and you'll enjoy the support of a dedicated mentor who will help you make the most of this learning opportunity.

In addition, your learning programme will be customised to reflect your real-life work situation.

This is such an important management training course that on completion, you will earn two years' exemption on courses at our partner universities.

And enrolment automatically includes membership of the Institute Of Leadership & Management (ILM) and on graduation you automatically qualify for membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

Our Management Professional Diploma programme comprises 9 units:

Personal Development
Communication In The Workplace
Leadership
Financial Awareness
Managing Change
Managing Activities
Marketing Management
Winning Teams
Decision Making & Taking

Your personal "reflective folder" enables you to customise your study plan to reflect your real-life situation and our online Learning Management System means you'll constantly know where you are in the programme and how well you're performing.

Management Studies Certificate BTEC Level 5
Our Level 5 BTEC Certificate In Management Studies programme is a wonderful way for busy people to earn a recognised management qualification.

You can start this programme at any time and study at hours to suit you
from home or work.

You can choose how much time to dedicate to your studies although
giving as little as 4 hours per week could see you completing the programme within 1 year.

It's a fully supported programme too,
with your personal mentor just a phone call away.

The course's exercises are tailorable to fit the real-life challenges you face at work, making this a highly practical learning experience.

And enrolment automatically includes membership of the Institute Of Leadership & Management (ILM) and on graduation you automatically qualify for membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

This is the management course that you can start at any time - even today if you wish!

It is delivered online so you can access the training at times to suit you no matter where you're located, working at your own pace, allocating as much time as suits you.

You'll enjoy learning how to manage increasingly complex work situations and you'll have the support of your personal mentor to guide you.

Our programme comprises 6 units, of which units 1 & 2 are compulsory and the student chooses a further 4 from the following list:

Personal Development
Communication In The Workplace
Leadership
Financial Awareness
Managing Change
Managing Activities
Marketing Management
Winning Teams
Decision Making & Taking

Your personal "reflective folder" enables you to customise your study plan to reflect your real-life situation and our online Learning Management System means you'll constantly know where you are in the programme and how well you're performing.

Management Studies Award BTEC Level 5
We're really excited about our BTEC
Level 5 Award in Management Skills
as we've designed it to work around
the student's availability, motivation
and budget.

This is a training qualification that will help you stand out from the crowd - it's real proof of formal management training with the emphasis on practicality.

You can start this training programme at any time and study at hours to suit you from home or work.

You can choose how much time to dedicate to your studies although
giving as little as 6 hours per week could see you completing the programme within 4 months.

You can choose a number of study paths and you'll enjoy the support of a dedicated mentor who will help you make the most of this training opportunity.

In addition, your learning programme will be customised to reflect your real-life work situation.

And enrolment automatically includes membership of the Institute Of Leadership & Management (ILM) and on graduation you automatically qualify for membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

Our BTEC Award programme comprises 3 units, of which Unit 1 is compulsory and the student chooses a further 2 from the following list:

Personal Development
Communication In The Workplace
Leadership
Financial Awareness
Managing Change
Managing Activities
Marketing Management
Winning Teams
Decision Making & Taking

Your personal "reflective folder" enables you to customise your study plan to reflect your real-life situation and our online Learning Management System means you'll constantly know where you are in the programme and how well you're performing.

Communication In The Workplace - BTEC Level 5 Unit
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Management Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 60-85 study hours.

You can start your management course whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1 - Communication in an organisation. (Approx 25–35 hrs)

Explore the range of processes of communication used within a team. You will learn how to analyse communication barriers and team weaknesses. You will also learn how to make recommendations for improvement.

Includes:

• Introduction To Workplace Communications
• Communication Barriers
• Management Research
• Sources of Information
• Making Sense of Qualitative Data
• Making sense of Quantitative Data
• Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Data
• Communication Systems and Processes
• Workplace Communication Structures
• Culture in the Workplace
• Adapting to Improve Your Workplace Communication

Module 2 - Interpersonal Communication. (Approx 20 – 30 hrs)

You will learn how to improve your own written and oral communication skills through study and a range of activities. You will develop other communication skills, including presentation skills, meetings management, networking, conferencing. You will also develop and justify a plan for the implementation of improvements.

Includes:

• Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
• Written Communication
• Active Listening
• Questioning Skills
• Types of Meetings
• Leading Effective Meetings
• How to Deliver Effective Presentations
• Using Visual Aids
• Presentation Skills

Module 3 - Managing Internal and External Workplace Communication. (Approx 15 – 20 hrs)

You will develop the skills needed to plan agreed improvements to workplace communications; to implement the plan and develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate success.

Includes:
• Managing Internal Workplace Communication
• Managing External Workplace Communication
• Importance of Information
• What is Knowledge?
• Information Management
• Planning Information Exercise

Decision Making & Taking - BTEC Level 5 Unit
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Management Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 36-62 study hours.

You can start your studies whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1 - Information & Communication Needs. (Approx 6 – 12 hrs)

As a manager you must ensure the decisions you make are the right ones. This module will enable you to analyse information and knowledge needs, so you can make the right call. You will look at different types of information; consider the importance of information and knowledge in the decision making process; discover the difference between data and information; and explore the concept of the knowing organisation. Your problem solving skills will be improved as you explore different types of problem; overcome barriers to problem solving and learn how to define and analyse the problem correctly.

Includes:

• Information for decision making

• Problem diagnosis

• Problem solving techniques

Module 2 - Improvements in the decision making process.
(Approx 15 – 25 hrs)

To give you the management edge, you will need to develop your decision-making processes and draw on all the current information and knowledge available in the workplace and beyond. This module will improve your ability to make decisions by showing you how good decisions are made, and by encouraging you to examine your own decision making processes. As part of your development you will also investigate different approaches to decision making and examine different decision making tools including ‘SWOT’ and ‘Fishbone’. You will also explore the reasons why you will need to negotiate and look at the theories, behaviours, and practices that will enable you to negotiate successfully.

Includes:

• Decision making

• Approaches to decision making

• Negotiating for managers

• Dissemination of the decision

Module 3 - Implement and monitor improvements.
(Approx 15 – 25 hrs)

A successful idea is only effective if it has been implemented. This module will help improve your skills at implementing improvements, and monitoring them. It will help you to consider methods for implementing improvements to the decision making process; investigate the difference between formal and informal channels of communication and enable you to discover how monitoring and evaluation can help you measure the effectiveness of your improvements.

Includes:

• Implementing improvements

• Monitoring improvements

Financial Awareness - BTEC Level 5 Unit
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Management Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 18-34 study hours.

You can start your studies whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1 - Principles, Standards and Conventions of Accounting. (Approx 8 – 14 hrs)

Explore and understand key terms within accounting. Put your new-found understanding into practice with a variety of financial activities.

Includes:

• Background to Financial Management

• Accounting and Financial Management

• Principles of Accounting

• Ways of Measuring Financial Information

• Assets

• Liabilities

• Financial Statements – the Balance Sheet

Module 2 - Nature and Use of Financial Information.
(Approx 5–10 hrs)

Develop your ability to ‘read’ and understand balance sheets; Profit and Loss accounts. Explore types of comparison and the relationship between the Profit and Loss account and the balance sheet.

Includes:

• The Balance Sheet

• The Profit and Loss Account

• Types of Comparison

• Relationship Between Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet

Module 3 - Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Information. (Approx 5 – 10 hrs)

Learn why analysing financial information is important. Develop the managerial skills needed to measure financial performance, identify trends and interpret financial information. Explore profitability, Common Size Analysis and liquidity.

Includes:

• Importance of Analysing Financial Information

• The Relevance of Profitability

• Common Size Analysis

• Measuring Financial Performance

• Liquidity

• Identifying Trends

• Interpretation and Analysis of Financial information

Leadership - BTEC Level 5 Unit
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Management Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 26-47 study hours.

You can start your management course whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1 - Different leadership attributes and skills. (Approx 8 – 15 hours)

Do you know what kind of leader you are? Do you know what emotional intelligence is and how it can help you as a manager? The module examines various vital leadership topics and includes various exercises to develop your leadership skills.

Includes:

• Styles of Leadership
• Leadership Attributes
• Emotional Intelligence

Module 2 - Current theories, models and principles of leadership. (Approx 9 – 16 hrs)

Examine key ideas of leadership. This module will also provide you with tools for analysis and self-assessment. Various activities are included to balance theory with practical action.

Includes:

• Management theories
• Leadership theories
• Leadership in the organisational context

Module 3 - Development of Leadership Skills. (Approx 9 – 16 hrs)

You will investigate the team leader’s role in supporting and maintaining a positive working environment and how your style of leadership can affect this. Learn relevant team consultation skills and how to encourage whole team participation in meetings. You will build up your skills as a leader, examining and evaluating a range of methods for leadership development, and reflecting on which methods would be most useful for you.

Includes:

• Leading and Supporting Teams
• Encouraging participation
• Developing your skills as a leader

Managing Activities Incl Health & Safety
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Managment Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 30-45 study hours.

You can start your studies whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1 - Goals & Objectives. (Approx 4– 8 hrs)

Develop the skills needed to identify and evaluate the inter-relationships between the different processes and functions of an organisation. Learn how to analyse the mission, aims and objectives of an organisation, and to analyse the effect of these on the structure and culture of the organisation. You will learn how to map processes to an organisation’s objectives and functions.

Includes:

• Process and Functions

• Goals & Objectives

Module 2 - Operational plans. (Approx 14 – 18 hrs)

This module will help you understand different types of customers; product development; principles and methods of planning; planning formats; and what a portfolio approach to Business Planning is. You’ll also find out why plans fail; look at planning campaigns to ensure participation and also analyse strategic planning.

Includes:

• Customer Orientation

• Prioritising

• Monitoring and Controlling Plans

Module 3 - Health and Safety. (Approx 14 – 18 hrs)

Many managers only realise the importance of Health and Safety once something has gone wrong. This module covers the importance of Health and Safety for the manager; Health and Safety training; Health and Safety regulations and legislation; policies and procedures. The module also answers the question, ‘Who is responsible for Health and Safety in the workplace?’ It also gives guidance on how to manage Health and Safety in the workplace; guidance on the principles of Risk Assessment and steps to help keep your workspace safe.

Includes:

• Health and Safety Regulations and Legislation

• Creating a Safer Working Environment

Managing Change - BTEC Level 5 Unit
This unit is made up of 3 modules (see descriptions below) which can be taken as stand-alone subjects or which can form part of our BTEC Diploma, Certificate & Award In Management Studies.

The whole unit is usually completed in 20-28 study hours.

You can start your studies whenever you wish and you can study at times to suit you as the modules are delivered online.

Module 1- An Issue Requiring Change. (Approx 6 – 8 hrs)

Explore the skills and techniques needed for reviewing feedback from appropriate sources and identifying a change issue. You will learn how to evaluate, consider and quantify the resource implications of not acting on the issue. You will also develop the skills to analyse organisational plans, policies and issues of organisational fit.

Includes:

• All Change

• Issues Requiring Change

• Clarifying the Issue

• Presenting the Information

Module 2 - Planning Change. (Approx 8 – 12 hrs)

You will learn how to develop plans to involve and lead stakeholders in planning the change. You will examine how to agree objectives f

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