Pitman Training

Shorthand Speed Development

Course Outline

Once you’re familiar with a shorthand system, you may need to work on your shorthand speed – which is where this course comes in.

Our tried and tested methods will soon have you writing shorthand quickly – and you’ll have all the respect that comes from having the Pitman name on your CV.

We use material with the widest possible content – literary, parliamentary, commercial etc – to increase in speed, dexterity and mental word-holding.

Situated in convenient town and city centre locations, our courses are completely flexible because of our self-study programme – but you won’t be left on your own, because at Pitman Training there is always a course advisor on hand to help when you need it.

The comprehensive workbook we provide, full of hands-on exercises to complement the training, makes this a true step-by-step learning experience. Once complete, we have a wide choice of Microsoft Office courses or specialist secretarial courses to allow you to develop your potential still further.


To aim of this course is to teach the essentials for increasing shorthand speed, dexterity and mental word-holding.

Designed for those wishing to increase their shorthand speed and efficiency. Ideal if you work as a PA, EA, Office Manager or Journalist. 

You will need to have experience and knowledge of the Teeline Shorthand system.

Through this course you’ll work with dictation material between 30 to 140 wpm, with varied content eg. Literary, parliamentary and company reports, commercial, general interest etc. to help you work on your speeds. 

You will need to spend some time working on theory and practice work outside the time spent at the centre.

This course is structured in 10 hour blocks. You can work through this course at your own speed and will need to be able to spend time practising outside of times spend studying in the training centre to ensure you get the most out of the course.

Our Shorthand Speed Development course can be studied in any of our handy, local centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study the Shorthand Speed Development 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.