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Pitman Training Centre (Laois)

KEA-LEW BUSINESS PARK, MOUNTRATH ROAD, Portlaoise, Laois, Ireland

Pitman Training recently expanded to open a new, larger training centre in Kew-Lea Business Park in Portlaoise. Pitman Training Laois is a member of the largest independent network of training centres in Ireland and is part of the Pitman Training South group comprising Waterford, Cork, Wexford and Kerry.

We offer over 450 individual career focused and flexi-training courses in Business, Computer and Office Skills from our NEW Laois Training centre such as Medical and Legal Secretary, Office Administration, Management, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Computer Hardware, Networking, Software & Programming, Web Design, Graphic Design, Marketing and PR.

We were recently awarded with the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation, an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria: “Performance, Trust and Customer Centricity”. We were also delighted to be finalists at the 2019 Education Awards in the Further Education Provider category.

Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT

Pitman Training’s Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification is aimed at anyone wanting to develop their bookkeeping and accounting skills for a role in finance. This Diploma course provides valuable skills for bookkeepers, small business owners, accountants, payroll and finance administrators, and Treasurers. With the ‘AAT Certificate in Accounting’ qualification’ that you gain upon passing…

Advanced Accounts Diploma

Designed for anyone new to the world of finance who would like to gain a rewarding career as a Bookkeeper, Finance Assistant or Accounts Assistant. This diploma offers full accounting training across a range of core subjects including manual and Sage computerised bookkeeping plus Sage payroll skills, Understanding Business Accounts in Ireland, Costing & Pricing together…

Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT

Enhancing your AAT qualifications to hold the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (previously a Level 3 Diploma in Accounting) will demonstrate to potential employers that you take your career path and progression aims seriously. Holding a qualification like this can lead to a rewarding career as an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Finance Administrator or Treasurer; or can help…

Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation provides top level professional finance training for anyone wanting a career as an Accountant, Bookkeeper or Finance Professional. If you study this diploma you will also have the opportunity to gain an AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting and the AAT Advanced Diploma…

Payroll - Manual & Computerised

The Manual section of the course is comprehensive and covers all of the key payroll areas you will need to learn in order to effectively process a business payroll. Areas you will study include employment contract legislation, such as working hours, overtime and the minimum wage. Tax Credits and Universal Charge Certificate (Form P2C) and…

Payroll Award

Essential training for those new to payroll who want to learn the processes and procedures firstly on a manual basis, and then on a computerised basis using SagePay, a common payroll programme. If you successfully complete this training programme, you’ll have all you need to get into the world of payroll; the Award will also…

Principles, Standards and Conventions of Accounting

This course is a welcome addition to our comprehensive range of financial administration and management courses. It provides an overview of business finance and accounting – a core skill that’s often in demand, particularly if you’re looking for promotion, additional responsibility or to broaden your opportunities. During the course you’ll explore how and why financial…

Sage 50 Accounts

Sage is one of the Ireland’s most popular and in-demand business accounting packages. This flexible study course will take you through everything from stock management, VAT returns, processing sales orders, invoicing and reporting, to name just a few topics. On successful completion of this course you will have complete confidence in your ability to use this…

Understanding Business Accounts

Understanding Business Accounts will provide you with essential knowledge of business accountancy principles necessary if you run a small business; are considering setting one up or need to learn more about company accounts for your current or future role. It also covers part of the syllabus for the ITEC Business Competence Level 3 unit qualification.…

Adobe Creative Cloud Award

This is a great award for anyone considering a career as a Graphic Designer. It’s also ideal for anyone who needs to work on and produce professional looking graphics, materials, videos or other online content such as Marketing Assistant, Web Designer or Video Editor. Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is the latest version of their renowned…

Graphic Design Diploma with Adobe ACA

This diploma is a great training choice for anyone new to the Graphic Design profession who is considering a career in the industry. The flexible online training helps make achieving your goal of a career in design attainable and achievable. f you have a natural and creative flair and are thinking about applying that to…

Photoshop

Photoshop is a highly capable and popular image editing application to create and manipulate images for the web and for print. This is a fully flexible self-study so you’ll be able to access your training at a time and in a place which suits you. There s also a course advisor on hand to help…

Premiere Pro CC

Whether you’re working on a marketing campaign and need to pull a promotional video together or are looking to start a career in digital media, learning how to plan, create and edit a video with Adobe Premiere Pro will help you achieve your goal. In this online Premiere Pro training course you’ll look at features…

Bookkeeping - Module 1

Our bookkeeping training is covered by eight lessons and unlike some bookkeeping courses, our flexible, self-study methods mean you’re in charge of your progress. The bookkeeping course leaves you with a handy workbook as a reference guide. The course covers, among many other aspects of manual bookkeeping, the double entry system, the basics of VAT,…

Bookkeeping - Module 2

If you would like to work as a bookkeeper, accounts assistant or need to keep accounting records in your own business this course, along with the other modules, will teach you everything you need to know to be confident in your role. This course is the second module designed to further your bookkeeping level 2…

Bookkeeping - Module 3

The bookkeeping – module 3 course is the third module designed to further your bookkeeping studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate bookkeeping records. And, unlike other bookkeeping courses, this one puts the renowned Pitman Training name on your CV as proof of your skills. Module 3 covers using the journal…

Office Manager Diploma

The Pitman Training Office Manager Diploma is your route to gaining the skills and practical experience to become a respected Office Manager. To be a highly efficient and trusted office manager, you’ll need a broad range of skills across a wide range of disciplines. On one day you could be interviewing new members of staff, the…

Communications in an Organisation

The ability to communicate effectively is a vital component in anyone’s toolbox.  The course will help you understand what gets in the way of effective communication; some of the different types of information available; and how to find and use the right information. Key benefits of this course: – • Improved performance for anyone looking…

VA Essentials

If you’re thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant, our VA Essentials course will help give you a rounded overview of what is involved in running your own business as a Virtual Assistant. You’ll look at the complete picture of the role of a VA. You’ll look further into the career and lifestyle of a VA,…

A+ Series 2016 Certification – a Pitman IT Technical Training Course

This latest version of the A+ Series 2016 Certification course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to start your career in PC support. So, if you’re looking for a career in IT, this course is a great beginning. Our A+ 2016 course is broken down into 2 parts and you’ll learn the skills…

Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma with CompTia

Do you want to work in IT? This diploma can help you gain the skills and certifications required to work in roles such as IT Technician or IT Support Technican. The IT profession is one with many levels of expertise – if you’re one of the best, prove it to employers. Build your Diploma to suit…

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

In recent years understanding of Cloud computing has been growing and as knowledge of the Cloud computing concept develops, many companies are seeing the benefits of the Cloud as it can reduce the cost and offer enhanced flexibility and increased storage. This CompTIA Cloud Essentials is an online training course aimed at those new to…

Server Support Technician Diploma with CompTIA

If you’re looking for training which can help you achieve the CompTIA Network+ certification, this Diploma is ideal. It will help you to become a certified Server Support Technician. A Server Support Technician offers a specialist service in developing maintaining, analysing and repairing server IT systems. This diploma will give you the skillset required to…

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part One CCENT

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part One CCENT is a highly advantageous course to embark upon if you’re looking for a career in IT. You’ll gain the essential skills of being able to plan, configure, and operate simple WAN and switched LAN networks. Complemented by the ability to successfully install, operate and troubleshoot systems within a…

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part Two ICND

If you want to take your IT skills to the next level and prove you’ve got what it takes, this course is your logical next step from Part 1 (ICND1) CCENT training programme. You’ll learn how to work with point-to-point connections and frame relay, together with how to configure and troubleshoot VLAN and interswitch communications.…

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Series CCNA (P1 &P2)

The Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part 1 and 2 brought to you by Pitman Training is the course for you if you are looking to pass the Cisco CCNA exam and build a career in network management or support in a Cisco environment. This course provides knowledge and skills to make connections to remote sites…

Professional Certification in Digital Marketing

The increased use of digital technologies has created global demand for digital talent.  Despite this, relevant and up-to-date digital skills continue to be the biggest barrier to job success for many individuals.  With such demand, it is essential that you have the right digital skills and know-how to kick-start, progress or advance your career. This…

Twitter for Business

Twitter for Business is a short online training course that takes you through the basics of how to get started on the online micro-blogging platform. Twitter for Business is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to use Twitter to promote their business or personal profile. Suitable for PAs, EAs, Office Managers, Marketing Assistants,…

Health & Safety Essentials

Amongst the many health and safety training courses, this is the one which tells you all you need to know in just six hours. In five modules, our Health & Safety Essentials course begins with an introduction to basic health and safety concepts and how to be aware of hazards to improve safety. It goes…

Socrates Healthcare - GP Practice Management

Socrates Healthcare is Ireland’s leading provider of integrated practice management software to GP Practices, Hospital Consultants and Primary Care Centres. Every day thousands of healthcare professionals use Socrates software to streamline routine tasks, manage practice finances, reduce paperwork, enhance the quality of patient care and improve practice efficiency. Pitman Training Centres in Ireland are now…

HR Administrator Diploma

This diploma is for those who want to take on an Administrator role within the HR department of any organisation. Ideal if you hold a longer term ambition to work as a HR Manager it will give you a great foundation of skills to start to look for HR administration positions. Within any organisation, it’s the…

Communication Skills for IT Specialists

The world of IT can be confusing if you don’t speak the language, so our Communication Skills for IT Specialists course is designed to help you effectively engage with all types of audiences. This highly informative course will enable you to manage and build positive relationships throughout any organisation as businesses continue to embrace new…

Virtual Assistant (VA) Diploma

If you’re looking to become a Virtual Assistant and offer a flexible office support service from the comfort of your own home office, this is absolutely the best Diploma choice for you. This role can be really wide ranging and as you’ll be working with a number of different clients, often no two days are…

Windows Server 2012 - MCSA Series

If you want to work as a computer network specialist, IT Technician, network or systems administrator having proven IT skills is essential. There are three main subject areas within this course, Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services, Installation and Configuration and Administrator Course. All designed to give you the knowledge needed to sit exams 70-410,…

Windows Server 2012 Administrator

Updating systems and software is key in most IT roles. Our Windows Server 2012 Administrator course, will give you the knowledge required to be able to learn to configure and manage NPS infrastructure, Active Directory, print services and configuration file. Not only will you learn to deploy, manage and maintain servers, but you will also…

Windows Server 2012 Advanced Server Infrastructure Implementation

IT Professionals in possession of a good level of IT qualifications, such as MCSE, can expect to earn an average salary of around €40,000 to €50,000 in Ireland. With this in mind, it’s definitely worth investing in expanding your skillset to gain industry recognised certifications, especially in the Microsoft operating systems range. Microsoft certifications are…

Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Settings

Our Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services course will help consolidate your knowledge of implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows 2012 server. Through 5 comprehensive sessions covering subjects such as Failover Clustering, Advanced File Services, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, and more, you’ll gain the theory and practical understanding required to undertake Microsoft exam 70-412*. The…

Windows Server 2012 Installation and Configuration

Preparing you with the technical knowledge required to install and configure Windows Server 2012 into any business environment, helping you to advance in your IT career. From installing and administering Active Directory and configuring Hyper-V, to server configuration and installation, you will build up both your knowledge and skills in order to be able to…

Windows Server 2012 MCSA Skills Update

If you choose a career in IT you are also committing to a career-lifetime of learning. As technologies advance so too must your skills and abilities, to ensure you keep pace with the ever changing industry. This Windows Server 2012 Skills Update course is designed for anyone who is already familiar with Windows Server 2008…

Certified Java Associate

For those who have little or no programming experience at all, the Pitman Certified Java Associate course is a great starting point. This highly engaging course will teach you all of the basics and how to use and interpret Java programming language. With this course you’ll gain an insight into the significance of object-oriented programming,…

Pitman English Diploma

If you would like to improve your English language skills to help increase your career prospects, this is the ideal Diploma. The English language is one of the most common languages in business and trade across the globe. Improving your fluency, whatever level you are at, can increase your career prospects, and open up doors…

Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma

Essential training for anyone desiring a career as a Legal Secretary. It is suitable for those new to this profession. We now have a great Diploma addition to our selection of Legal Secretary training courses. The Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma takes the breadth of learning to another level by including all 7 Irish Law Legal modules as…

Business Startup Diploma

If you’re an entrepreneur and thinking of setting up your own business, this diploma will ensure you have the professional skills and know-how to make the process as seamless as possible. Starting a business is a stressful and hectic time. With a lengthy to-do list of all the different tasks you need to do, it…

Sales and Marketing Award

Every organisation needs loyal customers to buy or use their services, and the role of Sales and Marketing is to develop proposals that engage the customer and encourage a positive response. Unlike some courses, ours gives you all the time management benefits of flexibility to suit your work or home life. You can start anytime…

Video for Business

This Video for Business online training course has been created to show you that professional videos for your business are within reach. Now you can create them! This short online course walks you through the technical aspects you need to know but it also goes much further than that. It shows you how you can…

Numeric Data Entry

Typing numbers is a laborious process. Touch-typing those numbers will improve your productivity and make every task much less painstaking and tedious. The Numeric Data Entry course only takes a few hours, but the time spent is invaluable. Unlike other typing courses, ours breaks down the keypad methodically, concentrating on two or three keys at…

Office IT Diploma

This course is for those wanting to gain a solid grounding in core office administration skills. Excellent if you’re looking for a career as a PA, Senior Administrator, EA or Office Manager for example. To stand out in today’s demanding business world, you’ll need to demonstrate that your computer skills are superior to those around you.…

Project 2013

If you’re given a project to manage, having the right tools to assist is essential, but having the know how to fully utilise the tools is invaluable. With our Microsoft Project course, we’ll help you learn the essential features, tips and tricks of this project management software. The programme will help you to set up,…

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Thousands of hours are wasted in the Irish workforce through having meetings but when used properly, productively and proficiently they can be very valuable forms of communication. Our Successful Meetings & Minutes course will help you: Understand the need for different types of meeting Plan and prepare to ensure every meeting has a clear focus…

Network+

The Pitman Training Network+ course is designed to give you all the knowledge and skills you need to get a job as a network or system administrator. But more importantly, it will give you the necessary skills and knowledge you need to gain Network+ certification which is ranked as one of the most in-demand networking…

Administrative Assistant Diploma

This Diploma gives you an excellent base of administration focussed skills that you can easily transfer into the workplace. It has been designed to help those seeking a career as an Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, or Secretary for example. You’ll gain the professional skills that employers seek out in their employees. Whether you’re changing career or looking…

Office Skills Diploma

Employers are always on the lookout for people with practical, work-ready skills who can add value to their business from day one. So if you’ve just left college, are wanting to work in an office environment or are coming back in to the world of employment, the Office Skills Diploma could be the ideal training…

Secretarial Diploma

This Diploma will give you practical, hands-on core secretarial skills to enable you to work effectively in an office administration support role. Ideal for those new to thise profession or those who want to refresh their seceretarial skills. Gone are the days when being a secretary meant simply taking care of the typing, filing and answering…

Professional Executive PA Diploma

With the Professional Executive PA Diploma you’ll learn how to stay one step ahead, anticipating needs and meeting the demands of this challenging, yet rewarding role. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. If you have your sights set on…

Business Document Production

Text processing, whether it’s part of secretarial training or another discipline, is an integral part of business document production – an important aspect of communication skills training. In four simple but comprehensive lessons, spread over 6-8 hours, you’ll cover every aspect of the discipline including correct layout, spelling and corrections, amendments, missing punctuation, keying in…

Prince2 Foundation

Employers today recognise that excellent Project Management skills are a vital requirement in today’s workplaces. The creation, implementation, management and delivery of a successful project cannot be underestimated. Delays or failures within a project could prove costly to a business so having someone in control of a project who has the correct skillset to run,…

Prince2 Practioner

Employers hold top level Project Management expertise in high regard. Projects can be complex and diverse and having a skilled leader controlling and communicating throughout the lifespan of the project can mean the difference between success and failure. This is a great course if you’re looking to solidify and expand your existing Project Management skills.…

Project Management Diploma

This diploma is ideal if you want to add to your existing skillset or are looking to work in a role which demands top-level organisation and project management skills such as a Project Manager, Project Planner, Planning Manager, Team Leader, PA, EA, Office Manager or Virtual Assistant. Every project a business carries out is unique. They…

Project Management Fundamentals

Good project management skills are always highly valued within a business as they ensure deadlines are met, costs are controlled and the deliverables are right first time. So with this Project Management course, your skills will be in high demand. Split into four highly engaging parts, the course takes you through the full life cycle…

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is an invaluable skill to gain, with applications in many sectors of the workplace. Although there are many audio typing courses on offer, this one from Pitman Training is the very best. Work at your own flexible pace, get one-on-one help from course advisors, choose your own hours and keep the workbooks when…

Receptionist Diploma

Our Receptionist Diploma is designed to equip you with all the essential skills you’ll need to be an integral member of any company in this crucial role. As a receptionist, you’ll act as the face of your company. You’ll be the first person that clients and customers meet, so the impression you make will speak…

Sales and Marketing Diploma

Our Sales and Marketing Diploma has been created to provide you with the essential range of skills needed to have a dual role in a smaller business, or undertake work in a customer facing capacity that demands an understanding of sales techniques. Every business needs loyal customers to buy or use their services in order…

Sales Training

In today’s highly competitive market, all businesses need to completely confident in the ability of their staff to effectively handle leads and enquiries. The contribution that the sales team makes to any company’s performance is essential to making sure that incoming customer leads are effectively converted to sales. Being better than competitors and increasing profit…

SalesLearn - Sales Training Course

In today’s highly competitive market, all businesses need to completely confident in the ability of their staff to effectively handle leads and enquiries. The contribution that the sales team makes to any company’s performance is essential to making sure that incoming customer leads are effectively converted to sales. Being better than competitors and increasing profit…

Security+

Security+ is an online IT training course designed to help you learn about systems security, network security, access control and managing risk. Each online training session will guide you through step-by-step and help you learn everything you need to know to go on and gain your CompTIA certification SY0-401*. If you’d like to work in…

Pinterest for Business

Pinterest is a social media programme where personal users can share interests, hobbies and lifestyle through images ‘pinned’ to different boards. Businesses are quickly working out that this platform can offer a unique way to share their company ethos and product offering to its audience. This course will start right at the beginning and go…

Social Media for Business Award

Pitman Training’s Social Media Award is designed for anyone interested in marketing, event organising or for PAs developing a career. For a career in marketing, event management, or as an Exec PA, you need to be social media savvy, or you’re going to get lost. The same goes if you’re a small business owner. Whether…

Social Media for Business Diploma

Our Social Media for Business Diploma covers they key areas of how to utilise social media for business purposes, and helps you see how you can make it a part of your everyday marketing. It is designed for anyone interested in marketing, event organising, for PAs developing a career or owners of small businesses. As…

Social Media Strategy for Business

Social media is no longer just for us to keep in touch with people on the other side of the world – it’s now very much recognised as a crucial business tool, and powerful method of communication, no matter what sector you work in. However, using it for business brings new challenges and there are…

Productivity Series

Productivity within the workplace is the key to success. By reviewing working methods across different areas the difference in quality, efficiency and output of work can be remarkable. This flexible, online course gives you all the tools you need to become more productive both personally and professionally through a series of interactive courses designed to…

Time Management

Time Management training increases your productivity and efficiency. This course explores the techniques and skills needed for effective time management looking at work patterns, planning and scheduling and reinforcing your learning with activities and quizzes. The training passes on time management skills in a simple, online format. It gives you practical hints and tips to…

CSS Essentials

This online course is designed to give you the practical skills and know-how required to be able to use CSS3 to design and create eye-catching webpages. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a vital tool for anyone building a website. It cuts time and effort repeating formatting across different webpages as it allows you to set…

Software Developer Diploma

This specialised Diploma is intended for anyone with an interest or experience in IT, looking to work in an entry level development or software testing role. As a Software Developer in an organisation, you could be responsible for the development, testing, administration and maintenance of software programs and code. A great advantage is that developers…

Web Design Specialist Diploma

If you’re a creative person with an eye for design and a passion for technology, the Web Design Specialist Diploma is a great choice. The world of digital offers enormous opportunities as businesses continue to embrace the wealth of new technology available to them. This role will allow you to not only express your creative…

Website Design for Business Award

Whether you want to learn web design to start a new career or simply want to expand your skillset and be able to confidently liaise with website developers, our Website Design for Business Award will give you all the skills you need. In the award you’ll cover a wide range of topics from planning, design…

Personalities, Profiles and Plans

This is the perfect self-development program for anyone who needs to understand their strengths and weaknesses – and wants to create some clear and achievable career goals. You’ll gain insights into how individuals respond and behave, carry out a personal skills audit and produce a personal development plan. Unlike many self-development courses, ours is conducted…

Blogging for Business

Blogging has become an essential part of the social interaction with others online, to help a business engage with its online customers or audience from a personal, opinion and review. This Blogging for Business short online course focuses on those who want to learn more about how to create and write blogs in a professional…

Shorthand Fast

You couldn t get better shorthand training than from Pitman Training. If you have completed our Teeline Fast course and want to increase your speed, or are looking to hone your speed skills, then our Shorthand Fast course is for you. we will help you achieve a steady increase in your shorthand speed, dexterity and…

SpeedWriting

From the expert in secretarial and shorthand training, Pitman Training’s SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™SpeedWriting system in just six hours. You’ll also find studying SpeedWriting easy to organise around your work and home commitments as it is provided on a self-study basis, so you learn at your own pace. During the…

Teeline Fast Shorthand

This is a course to take you from novice to a Pitman Teeline shorthand speed of 40 words per minute. Beginning with the basics – the alphabet – we’ll lead you gently into shorthand Teeline style step-by-step, moving on to give you full confidence in the workplace. This is a self-study course and you’ll have…

Teeline Professional

Shorthand remains a respected and essential skill in professions such as Administration and Journalism. This course is designed to help you start your shorthand learning experience from the beginning and will guide you through a comprehensive lesson plan until you are able ultimately to write up to 80 wpm (words per minute). You’ll need a…

Typaz

Touch-typing is a skill in high demand, but choosing the right touch typing training is vital. Ours is the very best – and the Pitman Training name on your CV is worth its weight in gold. With our typaz online course we’ll increase your work-rate and help you learn to touch-type at up to 20-40+…

typaz Professional Online

This typaz Professional course is online, so you can learn to touch type with greater speed and accuracy either at one of our fully supported training centres, at work or at home, with full flexibility to suit your timetable. We’re aiming high: touch typing speeds of 60 words per minute are achievable. Over 10 keyboard…

typaz Speed

Once you’ve taken our initial typaz course, you can take your touch-typing to a new level with typaz Speed. This is touch-typing training with only one goal to build your speed and accuracy up to 60 words per minute. Designed to be flexible in nature, you can learn to touch type to a high level…

Typing Speed Development

Learning how to type fast is one thing; learning to type faster and still maintain your accuracy is quite another. This Typing Speed Development course will improve typing speed and keep your accuracy up to scratch too – so you’ll be more efficient and productive. Over four stages of the course, we can take you…

Business Award

The course has been designed particularly for those with work experience, but not necessarily in a commercial office setting – for example from the retail and service industries or the public sector. This Award is one of our range of mini-Diplomas. With 3 courses designed to help you gain a valuable insight into the way businesses…

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