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Teeline shorthand for beginners level 3 diploma

An effective shorthand course for individuals and businesses

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Course overview

Our 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 of 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.Accreditation logos

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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What will I learn?

You will learn all aspects of Teeline shorthand, so you can work confidently in any situation. Our hands-on shorthand course is split into three sections:

  • 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.
  • Speed building. This is delivered via MP3s which you can download to your PC / smartphone / device. There are about 10 passages for every speed from 40 wpm to 110 wpm, 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.
  • Exam preparation. There are seven lessons. Each lesson comprises:
    • MP3 exam passages, from 80 wpm to 100 wpm.
    • MP3 drills: word groupings, blends, etc.
    • Stamina passages of about six minutes each.
    • Passages written in shorthand to read and transcribe.
    • Learning materials that provide tips and techniques for preparing and sitting the exams.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Hazel Morgan, who is a professional Teeline tutor and NVQ assessor. She will help you every step of the way.

She will also give you personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and provide expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.

When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in Teeline shorthand for beginners. It proves you are a qualified shorthand writer. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


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

Our shorthand for beginners course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in Teeline shorthand for beginners, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.

The ABC diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 3 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual.

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in shorthand for beginners, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified shorthand writer.

These awards will equip you to apply for shorthand writing jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

Shorthand course tutor: Hazel Morgan

Accredited Teeline tutor | NVQ assessor

As a shorthand course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Hazel Morgan, who is a professional Teeline tutor and NVQ assessor.

She is an accredited shorthand tutor with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), and has taught shorthand for over 20 years.

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

Currently she teaches Teeline at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.

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Shorthand for beginners course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of shorthand for beginners. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world shorthand.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?

Our shorthand for beginners course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners learning Teeline shorthand from scratch.
  • People who need shorthand as part of their jobs.
  • People working within the journalism industry.
  • Minute takers and secretaries.
  • People wanting to improve their overall speed.

We have an excellent reputation working with disabled learners, and people who are housebound or terminally ill.

Access to our resources library

You will have free and unlimited access to our extensive resources library. It contains downloadable podcasts, videos, ebooks and tips files to help your career.

This is in addition to your comprehensive course materials and tutor support.

International students

You can study this online course wherever you live. We have students in more than 100 countries. And you can trust us, as we are accredited by two international accrediting bodies:

Both organisations promote excellence in worldwide online study, so international students can verify our quality before they enrol.


Accreditation and quality

We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:

Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.

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