Shorthand Speed 50-120 wpm (8980)

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2012
These qualifications test shorthand speeds from 50 to 120 words per minute in all recognised shorthand systems including Braille and Stenograph.
These qualifications would be of particular interest to secretaries, PAs, and people training to become journalists or reporters and for other roles involving the accurate transcription of the spoken word.
Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The aim of these certificates is to enable the candidate to demonstrate proficiency and speed in shorthand.

You will learn on the job in the work environment, or in the classroom.

Assessment is through an externally set and marked written test.

Is this level right for me?

Level 1
You have very little or no experience of shorthand and will learn all the basics. You will build up your shorthand speed to at least 50 words per minute.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of administration and other roles including:

  • PA/Secretary
  • Taking minutes
  • Clerical Officer
  • Legal/Medical Secretary
  • Journalist.

These shorthand qualifications can also be taken in conjunction with a range of administration qualifications including:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • City & Guilds Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you have very little or no experience of shorthand and want to learn all the basics. You will build up your shorthand speed to at least 50 words per minute.

This is a single-unit qualification.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of administration and other roles including:

  • PA/Secretary
  • Taking minutes
  • Clerical Officer
  • Legal/Medical Secretary
  • Journalist.

These shorthand qualifications can also be taken in conjunction with a range of administration qualifications including:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • City & Guilds Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 50-120 WPM (8980-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2099

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 100 WPM

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 110 WPM

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 120 WPM

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 50 WPM

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 60 WPM

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 70 WPM

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  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 80 WPM

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Shorthand Speed 90 WPM

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2099 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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