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Centre-based office and IT training that helps improve careers, mums return to work and even change lives
Ever since Sir Isaac Pitman invented shorthand 175 years ago, Pitman has been synonymous with the very highest standards. Pitman Training provides exceptional centre-based office and IT training for thousands of people every year throughout the UK and overseas.
Pitman Training Certificates and Diplomas are nationally and internationally recognised by individuals and by employers. They demonstrate one has the ‘work-ready’ skills in demand by many organisations. When one has completed a Pitman Training course or diploma, they will take a formal assessment, which leads to a Pass or Distinction grade. All courses are marked by external examiners to an ISO 9001 quality standard.
In addition to having the Pitman Training qualification, most of their courses can lead to qualifications from a wide range of professional bodies e.g. City&Guilds, Microsoft. Very often, one wlll be able to take the exams in the familiar environment of the Pitman Training centre.
Pitman Training offers Diplomas, Courses, Seminars, In-company training and Distance Learnng. Subject areas include; Accounting, Administration, Business IT, Office Management, Digital Skills, Book-Keeping, Event Management, Microsoft Skills, Secretary/PA, Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Network Support, Receptionist, Web Design, Software Application Skills.
Although establishing their first centre in Bath in 1839, it was not until 1992 that franchises became available in the UK. Since then the Group has been awarded the Highly Commended prize in the BFA, Franchisor of the Year Awards and has extended its network across the UK - estimated 51-100 centres. It is also present internationally.
The Pitman Training experience is built around student needs and has been developed using a combination of experience and research.
Skills and knowledge required
You need to show ability in all these areas:
Sales - the ability to develop close working relationships with customers
People - the capacity to lead, manage and motivate a team
Business - a thorough understanding of how a successful commercial operation works
Drive - you will need endless enthusiasm and energy to reach your personal and business goals
The investment and returns available to Pitman Training franchisees vary on a number of key factors – most of which are firmly within your control. Your business will be what you make it, with our back up and support of course.
Franchise fee is
£22,500 plus VAT depending on location
Start up costs range from £45,000 to £100,000 plus VAT
Franchise agreements run for 5 years.
Renewal rates are high with apparently few of their franchises wanting to resell.
Pitman Training Group Ltd,
Contact details are on website
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