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Pitman Training

Pitman Training courses are designed to help students get the skills and ultimately the jobs that they really want, and for employers to provide training for their staff that will have an immediate and lasting effect on their abilities.

Through a blended delivery of online learning coupled with centre support, we provide the very latest in English language, office skills, IT training, as well as a comprehensive range of professional Diplomas, Awards and Courses.

Investment Amount:
£50,001 - £100,000
Industry Sector(s):
Education Franchises, Specialised

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

Respected partners.

Along with being highly respected in its own right, Pitman Training courses and diplomas are accredited by a number of established and respected key education bodies.

The opportunity.

The highly reputable Pitman Training brand allows franchise partners to achieve career goals and achieve a new future through a Career Training Centre that provides job-ready training in shorter and affordable formats.

Partners benefit from a proven concept that leads the way in adult learning, a rapidly growing market for skilled workers, and both direct-to-consumer offerings and business services.

What we offer.

  • Our brand: the right to use the highly regarded Pitman Training brand in an exclusive agreed upon territory.
  • Access: to our wide portfolio of 200+ highly regarded, up-to-date accredited training courses and programs.
  • Our Model: a blended delivery of online learning coupled with centre support via a state-of-the-art learning management system.
  • Superior Support: a proven franchise system with dedicated support and employer focused training backed by LaunchLife and our skilled and passionate Pitman team.
  • Pitman Training locations.

We’re currently established in 15 markets with 89 locations, with markets available for international expansion.

  • United Kingdom (58)
  • Ireland (14)
  • Russia (8)
  • Nigeria (2)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Zimbabwe 
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With every training course we sell we are looking at the bigger picture of that person’s life and we work with them to help them achieve their goals.”

- Martin Ladd OBE, Three Pitman Centres

Vernon Brown

Bishop's Stortford

“I think people buy from people that they like and people that they trust.

So if you know your product and enjoy speaking to people then you will do really well.”

Chris Wyle


"Before Pitman I worked mainly in financial services leading branch-based teams.

I'm completely in control of my own destiny. I love what I do, and have recently expanded from 1 location to 3."

Paula Elliot


"I trained with Pitman, then became a centre manager before going on to invest and buy the Dover Centre.

If you are thinking of investing, just do it!"

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