LAOIS' MOST SUCCESSFUL TRAINING: Over 95% of our students are working in better careers and earning more within 6 months of graduating!

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Training at Pitman Training Laois

Pitman Training is Laois' leading provider of career-focused training, delivering flexible and self-paced training via homestudy and at our training centre in Portlaoise.

Our career-focused training centre opened in June 2019 with state of the art facilities and comfortable training rooms.

Providing career-focused training to people in Laois, Offaly and Tipperary, our centre is conveniently located in Portlaoise and is designed to provide you with a professional environment with the best space to focus and train in comfort without unnecessary distraction.

At our training centre in Portlaoise, we provide career-focused training in the Laois, Offaly and Tipperary area for those looking for the skills to get a new or better career or to help with a promotion. We now offer over 250 individual career focused training courses, ranging from Diplomas in Management, Project Management, Software Development, Graphic and Web Design, Accounting and Finance, HR, and Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary and General Secretary courses.

Pitman Training was established over 180 years ago and the centre in Portlaoise is part of the largest independent network of training providers in Ireland.

If you are looking for night courses or part-time courses, online courses or distance learning courses, contact us today to speak to a Course Advisor about our flexible training options.

Get in touch now to speak to our Course Advisor in Laois about what course is best for you, our team are available to answer your questions and help you enrol now!

Flexible career-focused training in Laois

We provide the most flexible training in Laois. You can train with the support of our professional tutors and career advisors at our training centre at the Kea-Lew Business Park and from home with the support of our tutors using our comprehensive homestudy system.

All our courses are available for you to train either full-time, part-time or in a flexible manner from home now or later at our training centre, meaning you'll never miss a lesson or fall behind. Students across Laois, Offaly and Tipperary can be assured of never missing a work opportunity during your training.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 update

The Pitman Training team in Laois are here to help you through this challenging period. If you are at home during this challenging time, this is your opportunity to upskill or build a new career!

We are here to help you secure a new professional qualification. We will provide everything you need to upskill and secure a recognised qualification with no risk. Our Laois centre remains fully operational and you can also train from home.

We have no hidden fees and all our courses include a 21 day evaluation period.

Pitman Training Laois are delighted that we have been awarded with the coveted Business All-Star again for 2020 after first receiving the accreditation at Croke Park in 2019. This is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria: "Performance, Trust and Customer Centricity". Read on....

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Find us at

Pitman Training Laois,
Kea-Lew Business Park,
Mountrath Road,
Co Laois,
R32 W0DT

Opening Times

Day Open Closed
MONDAY 9am 5pm
TUESDAY 9am 5pm
THURSDAY 9am 5pm
FRIDAY 9am 5pm
SATURDAY 9am 5pm

Please note, our evening hours are currently reduced during the Coronavirus period. Please also note, the training centre is closed each Sunday and all Bank Holiday weekends.

Welcome to Pitman Training Laois

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Our Training centre

Our centre in Laois is conveniently located at the Kea-Lea Business Park in Portlaoise and is easily accessible via a variety of transport options including bus or car, and it's just a 10 minute walk from the town centre.



The career-focussed training centre opened in June 2019 with state of the art facilities and comfortable training rooms.  We have designed our centre to provide you with a professional environment with the best space to focus and train in comfort without unnecessary distraction.

Our Team

Our highly qualified team are dedicated to delivering the very best experience for all our students. With experience across the widest range of industries and professions, each member of the Pitman Training team at our Laois centre is focused on helping you make the best decision for your career or training objective, and ensuring that your training experience is pleasant, effective and ultimately delivers results!





“Making the first step is the hardest. Pitman made it very easy for me to do. They offer a fantastic range of courses. The material is very easy to follow and set up in a way that makes it very easy to use. The staff have always been fantastic to me and encouraged me all the way. Even when, I felt like giving up myself. I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have taken the first step with Pitman.” KARENA HUNTER - OFFICE MANAGER DIPLOMA STUDENT


Flexible Training

Currently we have the highest employment record of any training organisation in Laois, with over 95% of students working within the same year as graduating.

We offer the most flexible training methods and options. Full time, part-time, evening, weekend, flexi-time and distance learning…students can be assured of never missing a work opportunity during your training.


Our courses are practically based, not purely theoretical. The information, combined with the opportunity to learn by testing your newly acquired skills in a 'safe’ environment, is particularly beneficial to the learning process.


Check out our top featured Diploma courses now enrolling in Laois!



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Student of The Month

Announcing our Student of the Month for February 2020 - Avril Barry!

Congratulations to Avril Barry our Pitman Training Laois - Student of the Month for February 2020! Avril is currently studying the Pitman Training Bookkeeping  Diploma.

Avril is currently work part time in office administration. She wanted to update her skill set with the intention of moving to full time employment in this sector in the future! 

Avril's advice for anyone considering training is.... "My experiences with Pitman Training have been very positive. The course content is broken into logical sections that are easy to understand. The staff are always on hand to help. The flexible design of the courses allows me to train around work and family commitments. It is very flexible, and the goals are achievable. The centres offer excellent support when it is needed. I am looking forward to achieving my Diploma and I am already confident that this training will help improve my job prospects for the future. I took time out from my career when my family was young, and Pitman Training is exactly what I needed to assist me in getting my career back on track for the future." 

We are delighted to award Avril with the Student of the Month Award for February 2020! Well done Avril!







Career Support and Advice

Once you’re 100% satisfied and certain you’re embarking on the right road for you our professionally trained Course Advisors will provide you with real and truthful feedback on how to fully utilize the potential of your CV, cover letter and job application. We will advise you honestly on what course (if any) will enhance your chances of gaining the precise skills you require for that promotion or new and improved career.

We offer a FREE 25 point CV Review service at our centre in Laois. This is a free service available to everyone, not just Pitman Training students. Simply forward or drop in a copy of your CV to our centre in Laois, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours with a comprehensive list of recommended improvements...all completely free!


Recognised Certification

Pitman Training Certificates, Awards and Diplomas are nationally and internationally recognised by individuals and by employers.

All of our training courses, seminars and diplomas are accredited by The CPD Standards Office, and we also offer a range of industry standard certification including Adobe (ACA), Microsoft (MOS, MTA, MCSA, MCSE etc), CompTIA and Cisco's (CCENT, CCNA) etc.



Our training really is the best value available in Ireland, and this is especially true because our fees cover everything.

With the average Pitman Training Diploma graduate earning up to €25,000 in the first five years after graduating, it’s highly likely that training with Pitman Training will be the best investment you’ll ever make.


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Interest Free Instalment plans for course fees available

Currently we are offering an interest free instalment plan for all of our Diploma courses.  Call us to find out more.

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How to find us

* DRIVING: (From M7). At the large roundabout (Dublin side of Toll Plaza, near Maldron Hotel) take the exit signposted for Portloaise onto Abbeyleix Rd/N77. Drive straight passing the GAA grounds on your left. At Abbeyleix Road Roundabout, go straight (2nd exit ) onto Abbeyleix Rd/N80 and continue straight to the Market Square Roundabout. Take the 1st exit onto Grattan St/R445 and drive for 250m, taking the second left into Kea-Lew Business Park. Pitman Training Laois is located at the second right in the business park.

*WALKING: At the James Fintan Lalor Roundabout (opposite Portlaoise Shopping centre) walk towards the Abbeyleix Road Roundabout (Council offices on your left) take the 2nd exit (right) onto Abbeyleix Rd/N80 and continue to the Market Square Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Grattan St/R445. Walk for 250m taking second left into Kea-Lew Business Park. Pitman Training Laois is located at the second right in the business park.

*FROM TRAIN STATION (11 min walk): Head southwest towards Coote St/N80. Turn left onto Coote St/N80 and walk towards the Market Square Roundabout. Ttake the 1st exit (right) onto Grattan St/R445. Walk for 250m taking second left into Kea-Lea Business Park. Pitman Training Laois is located at the second right in the business park.

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