Professional Development Diploma

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, then moving on to web design training, then bookkeeping, or whatever you need.

Alternatively, it may just be that you want to focus in one specialist area. Whatever works for you, this diploma can fit the bill. From the outset the team in your local Pitman Training centre will work with you to help build the perfect programme.

There is just one requirement for this diploma: the total learning hours for the programme as a whole must reach 100 hours as a minimum, which means you’ll gain 100 CPD points for your learning record.

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

Professional Development Diploma

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Course Info

Duration Learning hours must reach a minimum of 100 hours (or 4 weeks full-time) in total.
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 100 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

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

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

Awarded 100 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration Learning hours must reach a minimum of 100 hours (or 4 weeks full-time) in total.

Course Content

Our Complete Course List

Office and Secretarial

Audio Transcription (Level 1 & 2)

ECDL Online

Legal Audio Processing

Legal Secretarial – Scots Law

Legal Text Processing

Medical Audio Transcription

Medical Terminology

Medical Word Processing

Minute Taking Skills Online

Numeric Data Entry

Professional Receptionist Essentials

Shorthand Fast

Shorthand Faster


Successful Meetings and Minutes

Teeline Fast Shorthand

Teeline Professional

Typaz (Touch Typing Course)

Typaz Speed

Typaz Professional

VA Essentials

Sage, Accounting & Bookkeeping

Advanced Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls (2 Parts)

Costing and Pricing

Elements of Costing

Ethics for Accountants

Final Accounts Preparation

Indirect Tax

Payroll Principles

Principles, Standards and Conventions of Accounting

Sage 50 Accounts

Sage Payroll

Understanding Business Accounts

Career Development

Health and Safety Essentials

Pitman English

Time Management

Microsoft Office



Excel Expert




Word Expert

Business & Management

Communication Skills for IT Specialists

Communications in an Organisation

Different Leadership Attributes & Skills

Effective Business Communication

Effective Online Communication

Handling Conflict and Confrontation

HR Essentials

Interpersonal Communications

Introduction to Business Structure and Law

Managing Internal & External Workplace Communications

Personalities, Profiles and Plans

PRINCE2® Foundation

PRINCE2® Practitioner

Project Management Fundamentals

Team Development


Blogging for Business

Certified Digital Marketing Professional

Event Management Essentials

Facebook for Business

Instagram for Business

Introduction to Google Website Tools

LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn for Jobseekers

Marketing Essentials

Marketing Mix

Marketing Principles and Practices

Pinterest for Business

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business

Social Media Strategy for Business

Twitter for Business

Video for Business

IT Technical


Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)


CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA Cloud+

MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals

MTA Networking Fundamentals

MTA Security Fundamentals

MTA Server Administration Fundamentals



Windows Server 2012 Administrator

Windows Server 2012 – MCSA Series

Web & Graphic Design

After Effects

Animate CC

CSS Essentials

Dreamweaver CC

HTML5 Fundamentals

Illustrator CC

InDesign CC

Introduction to HTML

JavaScript Essentials

Photoshop CC

Premiere Pro CC

WordPress for Business

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives

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

Career Path

The beauty of this diploma 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.


There are no pre-requisites for this diploma.

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