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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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



Around 35 hours

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.

Aims and Objectives

Through a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn the theory of the Teeline shorthand system and eventually be able to write up to 40 wpm.


There are 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

Shorthand is useful if you're in PA or Office Administration roles where you're required to take minutes or notes. It's also useful if you're an aspiring journalist. 

Teeline Fast Shorthand Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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