One question I get asked a lot is “where can I learn shorthand these days?”
I learned Teeline in classes with the National Council for the Training of Journalists here in the UK. Because shorthand is still THE skill editors want from new recruit reporters shorthand training remains a “live” subject taught in classes here in the UK.
The NCTJ is still thriving and each year hundreds of newly tooled-up reporters armed with shorthand head out of training ready to start their reporting careers. I know of others too who teach shorthand primarily to those entering the media.
But what if you’re not a journalist and have no interest in becoming a reporter? Are people able to sign on for a short course in shorthand whether in Teeline or Pitman?
I’m hoping to compile a database of shorthand training centres which I hope will be of use to Shorthand World visitors. If you’ve had a good (or bad) experience of shorthand courses run in the UK please drop me a line. Equally, if you are a training provider who offers shorthand training, please get in touch using the “Contact Us” button and tell us more.
Thank you to Will Smith for providing the following:
Darlington College has the answer. TEELINE (Shorthand) at DARLINGTON COLLEGE Duration: 30 Weeks Dates from / to: 13th Sept 2010 to 6th June 2010 Class times: 6pm to 8pm Tutor: Dawn Johnston Cost: £363 + Vat Exam cost: OCR speed exams are approximately £12