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Accredited shorthand diploma

Teeline shorthand for beginners

Course summary

£294.50 incl VAT. Payment options
3 x monthly payments of £98.16. No charges, interest or credit checks.
Hazel Morgan
Duration / hours:
Approximately 100-120 hours of study. You work at your own pace
100wpm Teeline exam
Awarding body:
ABC awards

Course review

Sam Vernon: Teeline shorthand course

I was a lost cause before I came to CMP! I had failed my 100wpm exam several times, and was only achieving around 50 per cent accuracy. That meant every other word wrong. But after CMP's course, I passed first time.

Sam Vernon: Teeline shorthand course

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Course overview

Teeline shorthand course studentOur shorthand course is for anyone who wants to learn this valuable skill and develop their career prospects.

It is suitable for beginners, and for people who want to learn Teeline shorthand quickly and effectively.

We use downloadable videos, audios and some sophisticated speed techniques to teach you the theory and coach you at speeds up to 100wpm. There is full online tutor support.

The course is ideal for busy people who have to fit their studies around their work and other commitments.

As well as helping many individuals reach their shorthand goals, this course is also used to train staff from some of the UK's leading organisations, including Virgin Media, UCAS, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the NHS, and many universities and local councils. See our other clients

You can study when, and where you like, using our audios and videos on your computer, tablet or your smartphone.

You will not find any other programme that combines shorthand with brain training and other techniques to produce remarkable results.

We have analysed every element of Teeline speed development, using the process called the ‘aggregate of marginal gains’ which has brought Team GB’s cyclists a haul of Olympic gold medals.

This process has enabled us to identify a range of techniques that will improve your speed and your performance.

The course is unique and highly effective.

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Who is this course for?

Our Teeline shorthand course is for people of all ages and abilities. We've worked with:

  • beginners learning Teeline shorthand from scratch
  • people who need shorthand as part of their jobs
  • people working within journalism
  • minute takers and secretaries 
  • people wanting to improve their overall speed


It's important to study online with a provider you can trust. You will be in safe hands studying with us. We have been running our online courses since 2003. 

We are listed on the government's UK Register of Learning Providerswhich is run by the Department for Education. 

We are fully accredited by three recognised organisations:

Our accrediting bodies have reciprocal arrangments with other countries, meaning you can study this course from anywhere in the world. We have students in more than 100 countries.

Price and payment

The price of our teeline shorthand for beginners course is £294.50 (incl. VAT). This fee can either be paid in full, or over three interest free monthly payments of £98.16. 

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Duration and hours

The duration of this course is approximately 100-120 hours. You fit these hours in whenever is best for you. We offer complete flexibility, with no deadlines or time limits. 

This means you can study at a pace that suits you, and fit the course around your lifestyle.

On average, people take around five months to complete this course, but it doesn't matter if you take longer. The course doesn't have an expiry date.

There are no set enrolment dates. You can enrol and begin studying whenever suits you.

Student discount card

Our Teeline shorthand for beginners course enables you to get an NUS student discount card, enabling you to save money on more than 170 brands across the UK.

You can get 10% off at the Co-op, 5% off at Amazon, 10% off at Superdrug, 10% off at New Look, and 20% off at WH Smith. Plus many more. 


Course tutor: Hazel Morgan

Accredited Teeline tutor | NVQ assessor

Manchester Metropolitan University | University of Chester | News Associates | NCTJ

We provide you with a personal tutor who will mentor you through the course, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice whenever you need it.

All our tutors are professionals who are still working in their sectors. They will be there to help you every step of the way. And you can contact them whenever you need to.

Our shorthand tutor is Hazel Morgan, who has taught shorthand for over 20 years.

She is an accredited shorthand tutor with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

She holds the CertEd in post 16 education and is an NVQ assessor.

At the moment she teachesTeeline at MMU.

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Course subjects

This course is split into three sections:

  1. Theory. This is delivered via videos based on Teeline Fast by Ann Dix. Each video is accompanied by exercises. You will need to buy your own textbook.
  2. Speed building. This is delivered via MP3s which you can download to your PC / smartphone / device. There are around 10 passages for every speed from 40wpm to 110wpm, and more are available on request. These are accompanied by learning materials that provide tips and techniques to improve your speed, strength, mental agility and technique.
  3. Exam preparation. There are seven lessons. Each lesson comprises:
  • MP3 exam passages, between 80wpm to100wpm
  • MP3 drills: Word groupings, blends etc
  • stamina passages of around six minutes each
  • passages written in shorthand to read and transcribe
  • learning materials that provide tips and techniques for preparing, and sitting the exams

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Course delivery

Online courses are different. But most people find they are more effective and convenient than face-to-face study.

You study when, and where you want to.

You’ll have access to our Online Learning Area where you can access course material, submit assignments, and use our extensive library of resources. You can also connect with other students if you want to.

We provide you with a personal course tutor who will mentor you through the course, so you will not be studying on your own. You can contact your tutor as often as you need to.

We usually provide same-day tutorial support on weekdays.

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What will I need to study this course?

In order to study our Teeline shorthand for beginners course, you will need the following:

  • access to a computer, tablet or similar device
  • internet access
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages
  • an email account
  • the textbook Teeline Fast. Second hand copies are available cheaply on Amazon.

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The course leads to the City & Guilds, or NCTJ qualifications at 100wpm.

You will also receive the CMP diploma which is recognised in the UK and many other countries. 

This course gets results

Our graduates work for some of the UK's biggest corporations, as well as a range of small and medium businesses.

We have a 100% pass rate at 100wpm. 

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We go the extra mile

We will still be here to help you, even after you have completed your course. There’s no cut-off point.

We provide:

  • personal careers advice
  • help with your CV
  • help looking for work
  • a reference when applying for jobs

What happens when I enrol?

Once you have completed your enrolment form, and have paid your fee, we will be in touch very quickly via email, usually within 15-20 minutes, during office hours. We will send your introductory materials so you can get started. 

There are no set enrolment dates. You can enrol and begin studying whenever suits you.

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