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"Pitman Training in London's Holborn are the leaders in office skills training courses aimed at helping you win your dream job or promotion at work."


Pitman Training London (High Holborn) offers the easiest way to gain nationally recognised qualifications to help you get that dream job!

You can start a course at any time and study at times to suit you. We're open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

With us you can study on drop-in or flexi-study basis, where you're not tied down to a regular timetable - great if you work shifts or have lots of time commitments!

And because Pitman Training is one of the oldest names in office skills training, you'll soon have the practcial skills to impress employers and the certificates to prove how good you are.

Subject strengths

Pitman Training in London's Holborn are the leaders in office skills training courses aimed at helping you win your dream job, perform better or earn a promotion at work. 

We're the leaders if you're looking for a:

  • Executive PA Diploma
  • Legal Secretarial Diploma
  • Medical Secretarial Diploma
  • Secretarial Course 
  • Accounting Technician Diploma - AAT accredited
  • Foundation in Bookkeeping Diploma - AAT accredited
  • Sage 50 RTI
  • Event Management Courses
  • Social Media Courses
  • Web Design Courses
  • Typing Course
  • Shorthand Course
  • Minute Taking Course
  • Microsoft Office Course

For more information on our courses, diplomas and seminars, please visit our website.

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Student life

Our students come from all walks of life so we have great fun at our regular students' drinks evenings!

Many have full time, or part time jobs, whilst others are job seekers looking to boost their skills to give them an advantage in the jobs market.

What our students love the most about us is the flexibility of our training - they can drop in when they like during our long opening hours to train, perfect for those working shifts, or juggling family commitments.

Find out more about what our students say on our website.

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Our luxurious training centre in London's busy High Holborn is fully air-conditioned.


Our comfortable training centre is located on the first floor of Northumberland House, opposite the Family Law Court on High Holborn.


By Tube:

A 5 minute walk from Holborn Tube: turn right onto High Holborn, staying on the south side of the road and heading east, towards the City. Pass Penderells Oak pub and you're halfway there! Carry on down High Holborn and look out for Santander Bank - we're just next door.

A 1 minute walk from Chancery Lane Tube: take exit 4 towards Chancery Lane. Cross over Chancery Lane and look for us next to Santander Bank.

By Bus:

8, 17, 25, 45, 46, 242, 341, 521

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How to enrol

Enrolling is really easy and most of our courses don't require any previous knowledge.

Before you enrol you're welcome to have a free careers consultation with our Course Advisors, which is really useful if you're not sure which direction you want to go in, as well as being able to try a free sample of any of our courses.

Just call our friendly Course Advisors on 01937 865809 and they'll be happy to help you.

Alternatively, you can visit our website.

Open days

You're welcome to visit us for a careers consultation and even sample a course for free!

We're open Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 8:00 pm, Fridays from 09:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

To make an appointment, just call our friendly Course Advisors on 01937 865809.

Student story

Don't leave it any longer to study for a new job or career.

Here is the story of Lambroulla Pantelli, one of our students who studied a legal secretary course leading to a diploma.

'At 31, I was a bit concerned about my employability," says legal secretary Lambroulla Pantelli.

"I had been working as an assistant in a pharmacy since leaving school and I was conscious that time was passing me by, but when you're working full time, how do you break out?"

Although Lambroulla admits she was very nervous about changing careers, she "plucked up the courage" to investigate how to make it happen.

Lambroulla decided to aim high and become a fully qualified legal secretary. The problem was that she could only study on her day off.

Her search for a solution led her to Pitman Training London.

"Pitman Training's High Holborn centre is open until 8:00 most nights and all day Saturday so they were the obvious choice from that point of view."

"But the Pitman Training Legal Secretarial Diploma is also the best known qualification in its field and as Pitman Training Centres in the UK are recognised by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as training providers for Continual Professional Development), my mind was made up."

At first, Lambroulla found the course hard going and learning to touch type in particular:

"It required a lot of practise to achieve the necessary typing speed and maintaining my accuracy on legal documents and letters was hard at first!" confirms Lambroulla.

But she stuck at it and found that because "you work individually and at your own pace, you don't feel pressurised in any way."

As her confidence grew and her skills increased, Lambroulla began to apply for legal secretarial jobs.

She says she found the job advertisement board in the training centre was a good source of vacancies and enjoyed the help of the Pitman Training tutors who helped her put together her CV.

"I had never had a CV before, so the tutors' help in structuring the layout was invaluable."

"Then one of the tutors found a vacancy in a West End legal firm and encouraged me to apply for it."

"We role played the interview before I went and within days, I'd been accepted, before I'd even gained my Diploma!"

"I enjoy the responsibility of my job and it's great to be able to draw on all the practical knowledge I gained from the Diploma," says Lambroulla.

"Since I enrolled at Pitman Training, it made me feel that it is never too late to begin a new career."

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Contact details

Give us a quick call on 01937 865809 or click send us an email.

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