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Why Pitman Southampton Stands Out

Welcome to Pitman Training, Southampton’s premier training provider, ready to help you transform your career to the next level. Whether you’re aiming to pursue your dream job, turn your passion into a profession or elevate your team’s skills, we are the preferred choice by many.

What makes us different? We’re not your typical training provider. We pride ourselves on providing a personal hands-on learning experience bespoke to each student. We don’t just teach you; we work with you, at your pace, and equip you with the confidence and skills needed to excel with your current employer or stand out in the eyes of your future one.

Your investment is our commitment to you. If you’re truly dedicated to shaping your future career, we are the training partner for you.

About Our Training

Explore tailored career advancing and return-to-work training options at our Southampton centre. We specialise in the best and most up to date training designed to advance careers on the South Coast and beyond. Flexibility is key to our approach – everything we provide can be completed either at our centre or online. Our most successful students are those who put the time in at home but also invest time with us at the centre too.

Furthermore, we’ve cemented our position as the premier corporate training partner in the region. With esteemed affiliations including Amazon, NHS, and Southampton University, alongside numerous smaller enterprises, we’re the trusted choice for organisations aiming to elevate their teams’ skills and performance.

Our training is at the forefront of industry standards, and our user-friendly integrated learning platform makes learning simple. We provide courses that will help you gain the skills for a diverse range of careers, including:

  • Data Analyst
  • Web Development
  • Office Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Project Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Legal and Medical Secretarial Careers

If you answer YES to these 3 questions  you’re in the right place.

  • Are you excited about this new chapter of your life and the prospect of moving your career to the next level?
  • Are you self-motivated and capable of managing your time effectively, whether studying online or attending the centre?
  • Are you prepared to invest in the best education and career development for your long-term success?

How to find us

Pitman Training Southampton is located above Tandem Designs and directly opposite the entrance to the NCP Car park on Eastgate street. Conveniently located close by there are bus stops both at the top and bottom of East Street. Just across the road from for Debenhams, look for the Eastgate NCP car park sign and you will find the centre with ease.

Opening Times


We are supporting students by phone Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm. Get in touch to book your session today!


1st Floor, The Gallery
31 Eastgate Street
Southampton SO14 3HB

Our Team

Meet the driving force behind our Southampton centre, Paul Lawrence. With over two decades of training expertise, Paul possesses a remarkable knack for unlocking the full potential of our students. Alongside Paul, our team includes Nicki, Stacey, and Lizi – all former students themselves. Drawing from their firsthand experiences, they’re uniquely positioned to guide you through the journey, having walked the same path you’re embarking on now.

‌At Pitman Training, assistance is always at hand. We believe in an interactive learning experience. Our proven methodology is simple yet effective: simply listen or watch a skill, let us learn it together, then try it for yourself, step by step. That is our training methodology, and it is a formula that has never failed in assisting our students.

‌What’s more, Paul possesses extensive knowledge of the regional job market and boasts strong connections throughout Hampshire. For individuals looking for employment, Paul helps in crafting a standout CV that captures attention in an inbox or on a desk. By refining multiple drafts, our students create an exceptional CV that enhances their employability.

Not Sure What You Want to Study?

No problem. Pop in and have a coffee with one of the team. We will help you figure out how a Pitman Training Qualification fits your goals. If there is a specific career you’d like to study towards, we can even create you your own bespoke training package. By working to create learning that suits you, you only pay for course elements that you need.

We understand that investing in education is a significant decision. That’s why we offer flexible payment options spread over up to 2 years, making the best education accessible to everyone committed to their career advancement.

Join the ranks of our numerous local students who have already acquired the skills necessary for a promising future.

Corporate Training Southampton

Our corporate training programmes are designed to empower your team. Whether you’re looking to upskill your employees or equip them with new competencies, we can help. That’s why we offer flexible and customisable training solutions for all our corporate clients. From leadership development and technical training to soft skills enhancement and compliance courses, we offer a wide range of programmes to suit your company’s needs.

Pitman Training Southampton Centre

Recently refurbished, our centrally located centre is in the heart of Southampton. Conveniently positioned, stress free parking is directly opposite our centre at the NCP Eastgate car park. We are a 10-minute walk from the Red Funnel ferry terminal and a 20-minute walk from Southampton Central train station. There are bus stops both at the top and bottom of East Street. The centre is open 09.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturday.

Designed with your success in mind, our space is curated to meet your unique training requirements, offering a quiet and sophisticated environment conducive to dedicated learning.

3 Reasons to Choose Pitman Training Southampton

Flexible Learning Solutions: Our tailored courses offer convenient online and in centre options for flexible studying that suits your lifestyle. Enjoy dedicated one to one support from our experienced trainers with an easy-to-use learning platform.

Career Focused Training: Gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. Our courses cover a range of high demand skills, including accounting, legal, medical, marketing, IT and web design. We can even tailor a course to your specific needs or provide corporate training for your employees.

You Benefit from the Pitman Reputation: Having Pitman Training on your CV is a mark of distinction that you’ve received training from one of the most prestigious institutions. Renowned internationally, Pitman holds significant weight with employers and will set you apart from other job candidates.

Like What You’ve Read So Far?

If you like what you’ve read so far, please get in touch. Your enquiry will come straight through to Paul and the team and we can jump on a call. It’s your first step to a new chapter in your life and we look forward to meeting you!

Paul, Nicki, Stacey, and Lizi await the opportunity welcome you to the Pitman family. Hear what others have to say! Our training centre in Southampton is rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 45 Google reviews. See all reviews.


With 180+ years of changing lives, Pitman Training has the courses and diplomas you need. Whether you’re learning new skills, rejoining the workforce, or training a whole team, we’ve got you covered.

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Our Centre


Welcome to our premier training facility, ideally situated in the heart of Southampton. Nestled in a convenient location, we offer hassle-free parking directly opposite our centre at Eastgate car park.

Upon your arrival, our warm and welcoming team will greet you and provide a comprehensive tour of our state-of-the-art training centre. Here, you’ll find a dedicated space tailored to your individual training needs, ensuring a pristine, serene, and professional environment conducive to optimal learning experiences.

Our Training

Pitman Training Southampton offers superb training courses centred around your training needs.

Win that job, gain that promotion, become more efficient and productive in your current role or learn something new.  With people recognising more than ever the benefit that training offers to them and their organisation, there has never been a better time to invest in yourself.

With a wide range of Diplomas, Awards, Qualifications, Certificates and Seminars, Pitman Training has the course for you.

Join today the 70% of students who achieve that promotion or secure their dream job within 6 months of completing their training with us.

This is not fluke – Pitman Training really is the difference that makes the difference.  Our training centre in Southampton is rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 7 Google reviews.

Don’t forget to ask about our FREE CV service too! We will work with you to create a winning CV and then assist you in distributing it to the leading recruitment companies in the City.

Flexible, supported, learning – tailored to you

For over 187 years Pitman Training has been at the forefront of providing the very best skills employers really need. Today’s reasons for training with Pitman Training remain the same and include;

  • Knowledgeable support staff to ensure you get the most from your Training.
  • The ability to learn from home as well as in our well-appointed centre. Or even a mix of both! Our unique training system combines audio based study with the most comprehensive workbooks on the market.
  • Our centre has extended opening hours and is open every Saturday morning ensuring that course advisors are always on hand to assist you.
  • The opportunity to top up your learning with industry recognised qualifications as well as obtaining the Pitman Training Diplomas, recognised by employers across the country. Including AAT, City & Guilds (AMSPAR), IAB, OCR, BCS.
  • Free, impartial careers advice ensuring that you are fully prepared as you go and get that dream job.

Our Southampton Family Includes Success Stories From All Walks Of Life

Student Success Stories

Pitman Training was a game-changer for me. I wanted to level up with Microsoft programs and have a better understanding of the legal secretary role. The courses were easy to follow, and I got quick results. Pitman Training’s flexible learning approach was a huge plus, and having a Learning Coach was awesome; they gave me great advice! Now, I’ve got top-notch Microsoft and admin skills for my CV, boosting my career confidence. Pitman Training? I’d recommend it in a heartbeat!

Gaenor Thomson

Lynsey McKie: Enhancing SFHA’s Growth through Pitman Training

Lynsey McKie: Enhancing SFHA’s Growth through Pitman Training

Lynsey McKie, a dedicated Business Support Coordinator at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), took advantage of Pitman Training’s corporate courses to enhance her professional skills and contribute to her company’s growth. Based in Glasgow, SFHA primarily collaborated with Pitman Training’s Glasgow office. Lynsey engaged in the Minute Taking and Train the Trainer courses, … Read more

James Wigney – Gains Distinction with his Microsoft Access training

James Wigney – Gains Distinction with his Microsoft Access training

“Pitman Training Canterbury was a very pleasant experience, convenient in every way possible: the centre is well located on the high street, very clean and quiet so a great atmosphere for studying.”

Erica values the flexibility studying with Pitman Training offered

Erica values the flexibility studying with Pitman Training offered

Erica Johnson studied the Sage Payroll course with our Chesterfield centre. Read on to find out more about why she enjoyed her time studying with us…

Michalina Brodnicka, Web Developer Diploma

Michalina Brodnicka, Web Developer Diploma

After initially studying in Poland before moving to the UK, professional chef, Michalina Brodnicka, decided to take Pitman Training’s Web Developer Diploma and put herself in a position to change careers.

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