Pitman Training Group

Established Member
– Joined 1999

Join one of the UK’s Business SuperbrandsTM

Start your own local training centre and transform the lives of people in your local area.

“Joining Pitman was the perfect opportunity for me to help improve people’s career prospects, gain promotions or help them get back into work. One thing I’ve found about being a franchise partner with Pitman is that you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself. There’s a level of comfort that you get because other people are involved in the same project. It’s a real team effort and you’ll never feel alone.” – Chris Wyle, multi-unit franchise partner.

Why Pitman?

For 185 years, Pitman Training has enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as an elite training provider and with centres offering over 250 courses, it is clear to see why our franchise network is growing at such an extraordinary rate. Since Sir Isaac Pitman created Pitman Shorthand, we have become synonymous with high-quality, modern training courses and diplomas across a variety of subjects. As a business, Pitman has become an education-technology specialist focused on helping people find work or achieve greater success in their careers.

As an ed-tech company, our greatest advantage is our curriculum delivery method, in which we have invested heavily. Your Centre Manager and Learning Coaches facilitate the delivery of our multi-modal learning courses ensuring you can focus on developing your business and making vital connections in the community. When joining Pitman, you don’t need previous ‘teaching’ or ‘training’ experience. We teach you everything you need to know to become a successful franchise partner.

Pitman’s course completion rate is five times higher than other higher education businesses in the sector, making us the go-to choice for adult learners.

“Because Pitman is so well-established, I’ve been able to help far more people than I ever could’ve dreamed of when I was working freelance. Head office provides us with sophisticated business management systems and marketing support. They’re also always looking to develop the products we use to make sure there are various innovative ways for students to learn. Being a Pitman franchise partner allows me to provide a level of service I just couldn’t have done if I’d remained freelance.” – Joy Renshaw, Pitman Training Brighton.


Training is at the very core of our business, so the support and training we offer you plays a crucial part from the very beginning of your franchising journey and throughout your time with us.

At the start of your franchising journey, we will provide one-week of dedicated training at our head office with contributions from each department in the business, plus time in one of our corporately owned centres. You will then get on-the-job training within your premises and world-class training on our virtual learning environment – Pitman Campus. During this training, you will learn the Pitman Way – a focal point for ongoing training. You are also given support in all areas of the business from operations through to sales. You also have unlimited access to our portfolio of hundreds of training programmes to boost your skills whether that be in bookkeeping, digital marketing or communication/sales skills.

To ensure we are offering our franchise partners the very best in ongoing support, we run regional meetings around the country where new ideas and peer development are encouraged. We also bring in external specialists in areas such as sales performance for our network to enhance their skills. Pitman franchise partners benefit from regular visits and mentoring from a dedicated Franchise Development Manager as well as unlimited support from our knowledgeable customer support team. Plus, you will have access to our central marketing team including a digital specialist, graphic designer and use of pitman-marketing.com – a store of marketing materials.

Over the past 30 years, we’ve developed a winning formula and, as a truly modern business, always inject fun into everything we do. Our students achieve better results if they enjoy their experience and so will you!

  • A brand leader in our marketplace
  • Opportunity for impressive financial returns and recurring income streams
  • Proven business model – around 85 franchises in the UK, Ireland and worldwide
  • Unique offer – flexible, in tune with today’s needs
  • Growing market – IT is fast-moving, creating continuous demand
  • Multi-sector – private consumers, business and public sector
  • Sophisticated business management systems and marketing support
  • Consistently recognised as one of the UK’s Business Superbrands™
  • Training delivered via our market leading combination of audio, workbooks and live software
  • You don’t need to do the teaching. We do it for you.


Rewards and more

Voted the UK’s top Adult Education franchise, we constantly innovate and invest in our model to keep franchise partners at the forefront of the training market.

  • Leverage multiple income streams
  • Build a multi-unit empire
  • Become a part of a network of likeminded professionals
  • Over 150 years of business and franchise expertise at your disposal
  • Wraparound support throughout your franchise lifecycle
  • Channel your energy into empowering others and enriching lives

With our scalable, multi-unit management franchise opportunity, the sky really is the limit. As a guide, we would anticipate that a good quality partner should be turning over between £120,000 – £200,000 in year one with a single location.

Find out more

Are you passionate about transforming lives? Are you ready to transform your own? Then a Pitman Training Franchise could be the opportunity for you.

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:


Franchise Type:

Office based

Sector Type:

Education & Tuition

Investment Type:

Start-up Franchise


B2B & B2C

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