London, United Kingdom (XX April 2011) – Holborn Training, a leading provider of secretarial, Executive PA, touch typing and bookkeeping courses, has launched an exciting new business English course, delivered in an unusual style, aimed at helping people with English as a second language reach a standard that will help them into work.

Topics covered include Careers and Recruitment, Service Industry, Wholesale and Retail, Company Performance, Communications, Career and work-focused learning and practice exercises for the University of Cambridge ESOL BULATS exam.

Students can start the course at any time rather than waiting for term to start and while the lessons are pre-recorded online, students enjoy the one-to-one support of on-site tutors as they work through the exercises, a methodology the providers describe as “self-paced.”

Sound and video are also used to make the learning experience truly interactive.

The course is delivered through Holborn Training’s franchised Pitman Training Centres in London’s Notting Hill and High Holborn, as well as in Central Manchester although parts of it will be done at home.

The organisation has had tremendous success with this training methodology since 2004, particularly for the delivery of secretarial training, bookkeeping courses, Microsoft Office training and any educated related to office skills.

The methodology is very popular with students from overseas as many work in jobs with unsocial hours which make it difficult to devote time to study. With the Pitman Training method, students have the flexibility of being able to study when it suits them, on almost a drop-in basis during the organisation’s long opening hours which include evenings and Saturdays.

Holborn Training Principal Shilpa Wymer comments: “With well over half our students having English as a second language, we feel this course will give them a competitive advantage in the toughening jobs market.”

The average student is expected to need to invest just 50 hours of study in the programme and it is priced very competitively at only £399.00.

For more information about the self-paced English business course available from Holborn Training’s London and Manchester branches, please visit or call 0207 025 4700.

About Pitman Training:

Holborn Training Ltd operates Pitman Training centres under franchise from Pitman Training Group. The Pitman name first achieved fame as a style of shorthand writing in 1837. As of 1996, Pitman was the shorthand method of choice in the UK. Pitman Training Ltd is now a franchise of professional training schools spread across the UK, teaching popular subjects including legal secretarial courses, executive PA courses, secretarial training, touch typing courses, and bookkeeping courses.


Shilpa Wymer

020 7025 4700

Notting Hill centre – 020 7792 5214

High Holborn centre – 020 7025 4700

Manchester centre – 0161 923 6814