SOS Training & Office Services

Pitman New Era Shorthand for Beginners

SOS Training & Office Services
In Morayshire

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Typology Course
Location Morayshire (Scotland)
Duration 20 Weeks
  • Course
  • Morayshire (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    20 Weeks

To gain a basic knowledge of the theory of Pitman New Era shorthand and a shorthand speed of between 50-60 wpm.
Suitable for: This course is designed for individuals who want to learn a core skill in the most widely recognised shorthand system. Would be of benefit to administration, clerical and secretarial staff, also to students and journalists.

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Morayshire (Moray)
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Grantown Grammar School, Grantown-On-Spey, PH26 3HG


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· Requirements

Good knowledge of grammar beneficial

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Course programme

Course Content
The course consists of:

  • introduction of the Pitman shorthand system
  • build-up of knowledge of outlines and short forms which comprise the system
  • speed building exercises to bring speed up to a level suitable for taking dictation.

On completion of the course, candidates will have gained sufficient knowledge to allow them to take dictation at a speed of between 50-60 wpm. The opportunity of gaining a recognised certificate, i.e. OCR level 1 exam is available to all who complete the course.

What next
If desired, candidates can go on to undertake a speed development class to improve their shorthand skills and increase their dictation speed.

Attendance: Part Time Day
Attendance details:
20 weeks at 2 hours per week (40 hours in total) subject to holidays.

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