Pitman Training

Shorthand Fast

Course Outline

You couldn’t get better shorthand training than from Pitman Training.

In just 10 hours, we will help you achieve a steady increase in your shorthand speed, dexterity and mental word-holding.

In addition, because this is a self-study course and you’ll have the flexibility to work at your own pace and to fit your training around your home and work commitments.

During the course, you’ll complete a workbook that provides step-by-step learning and includes hands-on exercises; it will be yours to keep as a handy reference guide. You’ll also have all the benefits of the widely-recognised Pitman Training name on your CV.

For further career progression, we recommend our Shorthand Faster course or choose from our comprehensive range of specialist secretarial courses, which can you develop to your full potential.


If you have completed our Teeline Fast course and want to increase your speed, or are looking to hone your speed skills, then this course is for you. 

You’ll gain a faster shorthand speed through completion of this short, self-paced course.

If you already know Teeline Shorthand you will understand how invaluable a skill it is to master. 

This quick refresher course is ideal if you maybe haven’t used your shorthand skills in a while and now need to get back up to speed quickly.

The course uses dictation materials of between 40 and 80 words per minute and includes shorthand outlines. Keys to transcribed passages are also included and there are exercises, quizzes and crosswords, all designed to help build speed fast.

This is a shorth course and should take around 10 hours to complete.

Our Shorthand Fast course is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Shorthand Fast course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Shorthand Fast training, 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.