Business Text Processing Diploma


This Diploma is designed for individuals who wish to gain competency in essential office and computer skills.

Diploma Description

All employers in today’s business world require their staff to be competent users of IT and to be able to produce a range of business documents to meet the requirements of their organisation. Learning and using these essential skills will ensure you are ready for all the challenges a career in today’s business world will bring.

Having the right skills will ensure you have a broad knowledge and the technical ability to be successful in a wide range of challenging positions within any organisation. Being successful at this level will enable you to achieve further accreditations at a higher level to further enhance your career progression.

Studying the Business Text Processing Diploma is easy with Pitman Training. Our tried and trusted methods are the best available. You will work at your own pace in our comfortable premises, helped by experienced tutors as required. You choose your own hours and keep the reference materials when the course is over.

On completion, you will receive a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers. To achieve OCR recognition, students will be required to successfully achieve a range of units from the Text Processing qualification..

Core Subjects

Computer Keyboard Skills – Learn how to touch type accurately, using the correct keyboard technique. This will help to reduce the risk of RSI (repetitive strain injury).


Keyboard Skills Development – Develop your typing speed to improve productivity using graded copying exercises and time dictations. A number of stages are available of up to 70 wpm

Business Document Production - Develop skills and understanding of routine and complex business documents and the conventions used in their production and presentation.

Microsoft Word – Introductory and intermediate word processing skills to a good employable standard

Elective Subjects - depending on OCR Qualification required

Audio Transcription Level 1 – Learn to type from audio dictation using a variety of correspondence eg memos, reports and letters

The Legal Secretary - An Introduction – Gain an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice and structure of a legal office including rules and guidelines, terminology, legal personnel, court system and documentation covering different legal specialisms.

Medical Audio Transcription – Learn to accurately transcribe medical terminology from audio dictation.

Microsoft Mail Merge -To learn Mail Merge to OCR Text Processing Level 2 using this popular word processing program

Microsoft PowerPoint – Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound, hyperlinks, applying transition and timing effects for a slide show

Course Benefits

Equip you to start a new career

The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

Personalised workbooks to use as a reference guide on completion of your training

The opportunity to gain a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers

This Diploma provides you with the vital business skills to enable you to produce business documents to meet the requirements of an organisation.

Guideline Learning Time :

4 weeks full-time* (100 hours flexi study) = Diploma level

3 weeks full-time* (80 hours flexi study) = Certificate level

* full-time is based on approx 20-30 hour week