Professional Development Award | Pitman Ireland

Professional Development Award

This is an exciting Award that could open up a world of opportunity for your career. It puts the control in your hands, and allows you to tailor our CPD accredited, professional training, to match your exact requirements.

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Is this for you?

If you know the subjects you want to study but haven’t quite been able to find the perfect fit for you, this award will give you the control and flexibility you’re looking for. You can select courses from across our range to gain the specific skills you’re after.

Optional Qualifications and Certification*

Awarded 30 CPD points upon successful completion

* not available to those on funded or TSG-supported programmes

Start Date


Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



30 hours (or 1 week full-time) in total.

About this award

If you know the subjects you want to study but haven’t quite been able to find the perfect fit for you, this award will give you the control and flexibility you’re looking for. You can select courses from across our range to gain the specific skills you’re after.

Create Your Own Learning Path

The courses don’t have to be chosen from the same subject category so, you could be studying a social media course, move on to web design training, bookkeeping, or whatever you need.

It may just be that you want to focus in one specialist area. Whatever works for you, this award can fit the bill. The total learning hours must reach 30 hours minimum, which means you’ll gain 30 CPD points for your learning record, or you can take any three courses.

On successful completion of your training you’ll receive a prestigious Pitman Training certificate to validate your skills.

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of this award is to offer you ultimate control and dictate the subjects you want to study to achieve your specific learning objectives, whilst getting the benefits of CPD accredited training.

Courses Included

Course selection will vary from learner to learner, the courses shown below are just an example.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain. It has applications in many industry sectors. This audio typing course will teach you how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

Bookkeeping - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

Communication Skills for IT Specialists

The Communication Skills for IT Specialists course is designed to help you effectively engage with your audience and is specifically geared toward working in a technical environment.


Blogging for Business

This course starts by exploring and using others’ blogs to gain exposure and moves on to creating and managing your own blog, producing and distributing posts through social media channels, and building a network of fellow bloggers.


There is no pre-requisites required.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

The beauty of this award is that it can help lead you to a variety of careers. So, whether you are looking for a career change, want to set up your own business or have managerial aspirations, you can gain the skills to get the career you want.

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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