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Join one of the UK’s top adult training and educational franchises.

Become a franchise partner and transform the lives of people in your local area.

-Chris Wyle, multi-unit franchise partner

Joining Pitman was the perfect opportunity for me to help improve people’s career prospects, gain promotions or help them get back into work. One thing I’ve found about being a franchise partner with Pitman is that you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself. There’s a level of comfort that you get because other people are involved in the same project. It’s a real team effort and you’ll never feel alone.

Why Pitman?

For 187 years, Pitman Training has enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as an elite training provider and with centres offering over 250 courses, it is clear to see why our franchise network is growing. Since Sir Isaac Pitman created Pitman Shorthand, we have become synonymous with high-quality, modern training courses and diplomas across a variety of subjects and industries. As a business, Pitman has become an education-technology specialist focused on helping people find work or achieve greater success in their careers.

  • Territories available across the UK and Ireland
  • Area Developer (multi-unit) opportunities available
  • Current network of 65+ Pitman Training Centres
  • Revenue of £120-200k in year one
  • Average revenue of £500k per annum
  • Dedicated franchisee support
  • National marketing strategy to deliver warm enquiries straight to you
  • Multiple income streams
  • National British Heritage Brand
  • No Training experience required – we do it for you

Franchise partners and their Course Advisors have access to over 250 accredited courses and diplomas, covering multiple industries, that can be sold to students of different ages, and in different stages of their careers. Whilst the students complete their courses online and in their own time, each physical Pitman Training Centre acts as a safe environment for students to study if they want to*, and the Learning Coaches in each centre will support each student through their studies. The exam rooms in each centre generate an extra c. £70k per annum.

As a Pitman franchise partner, you will run an impactful business that can generate six-figure revenues per centre, with high profit margins.

Pitman’s course completion rate is 86%, above that of the average UK university completion rate.

*A recent report carried out by Pitman showed 40% of 868 students preferred to carry out their studies using a mix of at home and in-centre study

 – Joy Renshaw, Pitman Training Brighton

“Because Pitman is so well-established, I’ve been able to help far more people than I ever could’ve dreamed of when I was working freelance. Head office provides us with sophisticated business management systems and marketing support. They’re also always looking to develop the products we use to make sure there are various innovative ways for students to learn. Being a Pitman franchise partner allows me to provide a level of service I just couldn’t have done if I’d remained freelance.”

Training and Support

Training is at the very core of our business, so the support and training we offer you plays a crucial part from the very beginning of your franchising journey and throughout your time with us.

At the start of your franchising journey, we will provide one-week of dedicated training at our head office with contributions from each department in the business, plus time in one of our corporately owned centres. You will then get on-the-job training within your premises and world-class training on our virtual learning environment – My Pitman. During this training, you will learn the Pitman Way - a focal point for ongoing training. You are also given support in all areas of the business from operations through to sales. You have unlimited access to our portfolio of hundreds of training programmes to boost your skills.

Our dedicated back office support teams ensure your business runs smoothly throughout your term as a Pitman Franchise partner. Expect marketing support, including digital specialists and graphic designers, IT support; including access to our exclusive software systems and Operational support, where you have a dedicated franchise relationship manager to aid full operations of your centre.

Rewards and more

We constantly innovate and invest in our model to keep franchise partners at the forefront of the training market.

  • Leverage multiple income streams
  • Build a multi-unit empire
  • Become a part of a network of likeminded professionals
  • Over 180 years of business and franchise expertise at your disposal
  • Wraparound support throughout your franchise lifecycle
  • Channel your energy into empowering others and enriching lives

With our scalable, multi-unit management franchise opportunity, the sky really is the limit. As a guide, we would anticipate that a good quality partner should be turning over between £120,000 – £200,000 in year one with a single location, and c. £450,000 in year three.

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Are you passionate about transforming lives? Are you ready to transform your own? Then a Pitman Training Franchise could be the opportunity for you.


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