Pitman Training

Audio Transcription Level 1

Course Outline

Audio Transcription is an invaluable skill to gain, with applications in many sectors of the workplace. Although there are many audio typing courses on offer, this one from Pitman Training is the very best.

Work at your own flexible pace, get one-on-one help from course advisors, choose your own hours and keep the workbooks when the course is over.

You’ll have the benefit of gaining first-class audio typing skills with the Pitman Training name on your CV to prove it – and you’ll be ready for our Audio Transcription Level 2 course. You’ll also have the skills required to gain the OCR qualification in Audio Transcription Level 1.


In Audio Transcription Level 1, you’ll learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment; how to transcribe sentences, paragraphs, business memos, correspondence and reports; how to use invaluable, time-saving keyboard shortcuts to format your work; and how to handle mis-spellings and sound-alike words.

If your role involves having to transcribe documentation from a Dictaphone, this course will help you get to grips with the practicalities involved in this. It is also a great course if you’re looking to bolt-on additional skills to your skillset to appeal to prospective employers.

This course is split into 5 lessons. Starting at the basics of transcribing straight forward paragraphs, moving on to more complicated formatting requirements, commonly mis-spelt words, different business document formats etc. this course aims to gradually increase your speeds using audio transcription equipment to confidently and accurately produce business documentation.

The guideline learning time for this course is 15 hours.

Our Audio Transcription courses can be studied in any of our handy, local centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study the Audio Typing course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.

To find your nearest centre, click here.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.