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Teeline Fast Shorthand

This course will take you from novice to a Pitman Teeline shorthand speed of 40 words per minute. Beginning with the basics we’ll lead you gently into shorthand Teeline style step-by-step.

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This course is perfect for anyone wanting to learn a shorthand system – Fast!

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 35 CPD points upon successful completion

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or a combination, Online, in centre

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Around 35 hours

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    About this course

    This is a course to take you from novice to a Pitman Teeline shorthand speed of 40 words per minute. To be able to use Teeline Fast, you need to choose carefully among the Teeline shorthand courses – and you’ve found the very best. 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.

    Why use Pitman Training to learn Teeline shorthand? Because ours is a self-study course and you’ll have the flexibility to work at your own pace – and to make sure you stay up to speed, you can use online dictation exercises.

    You’ll complete your training with a workbook and at the end of the course you’ll have all the benefits of the widely-recognised Pitman Training name on your CV.

    There are fourteen lessons in this Teeline course: –

    • Lesson One: The Teeline Alphabet from A to M.
    • Lesson Two: The Teeline Alphabet from N to Z.
    • Lesson Three: Join letters T, D and F, punctuation marks, short sentences.
    • Lesson Four: Joining S, word endings, soft C.
    • Lesson Five: Downward and upward short L, special use of L, joining the letter B to letters G and N, joining the letter J with B, C and K, outlines with R followed by M.
    • Lesson Six: More common word outlines, writing outlines for words beginning WH, grouping words together to form one outline, transcribing a short passage from dictation.
    • Lesson Seven: The use of vowels, more vocabulary using vowels.
    • Lesson Eight: Outlines to represent double vowels, vowel indicators for word endings, simple word groupings.
    • Lesson Nine: Blend letters, lengthening L, M and W to add R, extending the use of R, writing further special outlines.
    • Lesson Ten: Words ending with –TION, more blends, common word groupings.
    • Lesson Eleven: Words using the CM, CN and CNV blends, outlines for words ending –NCE, additional special outlines.
    • Lesson Twelve: Shortened outlines for word beginnings, more special outlines and word groupings.
    • Lesson Thirteen: Using full vowels to form word endings, abbreviations for different word endings, Teeline outlines for figures and dates, days of the week and months of the year.
    • Lesson Fourteen: Further vocabulary, more simple and common words, additional word groupings, consolidation.

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