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Free training via the Publishers Training Centre

Free training with the Publishing Training Centre

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Publishers in the first year of their PA membership can take advantage of free training courses with the Publishing Training Centre's non-residential short courses. Depending on the size of your company, you can benefit from one to three days of training, representing a value of between £435 and £1,305.

Check your PA Membership Tier for eligibility
  • Bands 1a and 1b: one place on a one-day course.
  • Band 1c: two places on one-day courses, or one place on a two- day course.
  • Band 1d, 2 and above: three places on one-day courses, or one place on a two-day course and one place on a one-day course.
What courses are available?

PTC courses are organised around four themes:

  • Core Publishing Skills
  • Marketing
  • Project Planning & Management
  • Strategy and List Building

At present, the portfolio includes 24 eligible courses.

Full details are available on the PTC website. To apply for a course, please email courses@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk.

E-learning modules

Alternatively, members in any band can take advantage of three free e-learning modules instead of a non-residential short course. Complete the sign-up form to apply.

There are currently 14 e-learning modules available:

  • A Commissioning Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors
  • A Copy-Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors
  • A Copy-Editor’s Guide to Working with Typesetters
  • Adobe Tools for Editors
  • Author Queries
  • Copyright Essentials
  • Editing Fiction
  • Editing Illustrations
  • Editing References
  • Editorial Style
  • Essential Editorial Project Management
  • Introduction to Publishing
  • What is Copy-Editing?
  • What is Proofreading?
Terms and conditions
  1. The free non-residential short course(s) or e-learning modules must be taken during your first 12 months of membership.
  2. You can only choose either a non-residential short course(s) or e-learning modules. A mix of both is not permitted.
  3. The free non-residential short course place(s) cannot be booked through the PTC website. The request must be made by email to courses@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk
  4. The free e-learning modules cannot be booked through the PTC website. Please complete the “Sign up form for e-learning modules” (supplied with your joining pack) after registering a profile and email to courses@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk
  5. Places are subject to availability on the chosen course.
  6. A new member with a one-day entitlement can trade a free place on a one-day course for a 50% discount on a two-day course.
  7. A new member with a three-day entitlement can send up to three people on a single course, or a single person(s) on separate courses.