The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing learning and training for publishers and other related industries. We have been training publishing staff for more than 30 years and have represented the interests of the publishing industry on various industry bodies, including Skillset. We are now in an era defined by unprecedented digital challenges, and the PTC is not afraid to lead the way in training with new digital courses launched regularly.
Although the PTC was originally set up as the training provider for the book publishing industry, today practically everyone does publishing of some or other description. Companies produce brochures, newsletters, online communications, reports, and so on. The PTC offers courses that cover all aspects of publishing.
Courses offered range from editorial skills (like proofreading and editing), to web and digital skills (including strategy and project management), and much, much more.
Our tutors are all specialists in the fields they teach and many currently work as freelancers in these areas. They bring their real-world experience to the courses and are up-to-date with the latest advances in the field. Delegates are encouraged to participate fully in the discussions during courses and there are plenty of networking opportunities during breaks. Course groups are kept small so that students get personal attention from the tutor and to ensure that every person on a course can get the most out of the training.
In addition to the open courses that the PTC offers, there are also a number of distance learning and online learning programmes. The distance learning courses offer students the opportunity of learning skills, such as proofreading and copy-editing, that can lead to a freelance career in the future.
The online learning courses include Grammar at Work, a comprehensive grammar programme, and Understanding Book Publishing, which is aimed at those wishing to enter the book publishing industry.
We hope to welcome you to The Publishing Training Centre soon. Please don't hesitate to contact us. The latest information on our current courses and new launches is available on our website.