Why Pitman Training?

Revolutionizing office skills since 1837

Recently acquired by LaunchLife Inc., Pitman Training has been the global name to trust in vocational training since 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman revolutionized office communications with the invention of shorthand. Our courses are designed to equip students with the skills and jobs they really want, and employers with staff training that has a lasting effect.

Online learning (audio, workbooks, live software) coupled with centre support provides the very latest English language training, along with a comprehensive range of professional diplomas, awards, courses and seminars.

We offer courses across the areas of:

  • Office & Secretarial
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sage, Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business & Management
  • IT
  • Web Design & Photoshop
  • Career Development (including Pitman English)
  • Marketing

The facts speak for themselves.

  • Leader in private adult education with 180+ years of highly regarded, British heritage
  • Awarded Business Superbrands status in 2018 in Executive Education, Training and Development
  • 87+ locations globally
  • 180,000+ learners in 2018
  • Stunning 90% student completion rate
  • An average of 75% of students find employment within 6 months of completing Pitman studies

The Pitman Training Opportunity

Pitman Training Group is the leading provider of IT and business skills training in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The strength of the Pitman Training certification coupled with premium quality courseware and the opportunity for flexible learning at a time and place that suits the student, makes the Pitman Training experience truly memorable.
Having been franchising since 1992 Pitman Training Group is a mature franchise with approximately 90 training centres already operating. These are based primarily in the UK and Ireland, but such is the demand for training the Pitman way, across the globe, we also have centres operating across the Middle East, Africa, Asia.

Pitman Training boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience available for new franchise partners to launch their own business and expansion, globally and within our domestic market, remains a key focus going forward. We are seeking talented partners to set up and operate new Training Centres using our experience and guidance. You don’t need lots of staff or trainers, our unique way of training means you can maximise your resources whilst offering complete flexibility to the students.

The franchise is well suited to those with middle management skills possessing good sales and marketing ability combined with a sound knowledge of computer literacy. However our partners, as will be seen, have varied skills which complement each other whilst increasing the strength of the network. We know that all our partners bring something special and possess different skills which allow them to grow their business and enhance our network.

Total start-up costs vary depending on the size of the territory, and including the franchise fee starting at £40k, it will range from approximately £60,000 to £100,000+. Our franchise partners have a territory based area, rights to the Pitman Training brand and product, business, sales and marketing support, an industry standard five year franchise agreement with no-cost renewal rights and the strength of a franchisor who believes strongly in the value of its partners.

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