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Teeline Professional

The Teeline Professional training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Shorthand remains a respected and essential skill in professions such as Administration and Journalism. This course is designed to help you start your shorthand learning experience from the beginning and will guide you through a comprehensive lesson plan until you are able ultimately to write up to 80 wpm (words per minute).

Course Duration: 45 Hours

CPD Points: 45


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.


Dictation material to develop your shorthand speed from 40 to 80 wpm over 5 modules.

Key shorthand outlines provided.

Exercises, quizzes and crosswords.

This course is designed for those who want to learn this renowned shorthand system. Great if you are looking to work as a PA, EA or Administration Assistant and need to be able to quickly minute actions and tasks. It is also great for those looking to work as a journalist where shorthand is a vital skill.

This course aims to teach you Teeline shorthand to a competent and useable level. You will learn all the theory behind the system and be able to write up to 80wpm.

It would be ideal if you have some word processing experience prior to starting this course.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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