Pitman Training

Teeline Shorthand

Course Outline

You couldn’t get better shorthand training than from Pitman Training.

This beginner’s course will help you learn the Teeline system and will enable you to work towards building your speed and accuracy.

You’ll be given a workbook that provides step-by-step learning and includes hands-on exercises; it will be yours to keep as a handy reference guide. You’ll also have all the benefits of the widely-recognised Pitman Training name on your CV.

For further career progression, choose from our comprehensive range of specialist secretarial courses, which can help you develop to your full potential.


This aim of this course is to introduce you to the Teeline Shorthand system and then learn the system until you are able to confidently write up to 50-60 wpm (words per minute).

This course is suitable for beginners as it will introduce you to the basic principles of Teeline Shorthand and then gradually guide you through the practical application of this shorthand method.

Teeline Shorthand consists of three stages, to be completed in quick succession to avoid ‘learning gaps’.¬†

Stage 1: Simple introduction to Teeline
Comprising Parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part programme, Stage 1 will train you to reach 40-50 wpm with a reasonable vocabulary.

Stage 2: Completes the theory of Teeline
During Part 3 of the programme you will learn how to reach 50-60 wpm.

Stage 3: Speed building and vocabulary extension 
The final element of the programme, Part 4 will build your vocabulary and take you up to speeds 60-70 wpm.

The guideline learning time is 60 hours.

Our Teeline Shorthand course can be studied in any of our handy, local centres.

This means that you have the flexibility to study the Teeline course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.

To find your nearest centre, click here.




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