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Transcription Skills

Listen closely… Then type it accurately!

This course aims to equip learners with the skills required to transcribe documents in a variety of contexts.  During this course the focus is on improving typing speed, listening skills and error identification.  Learners are exposed to various types of transcritpion for a variety of different purposes.

Note: This course runs on-demand - Applications will determine a course date.

Course Fee

The course costs R10 000.


This course is presented as a two-week intensive course.


Participants who meet all minimum requirements for the course are awarded a certificate of competence.

Programme Overview

The course is quite specialised, and is aimed at a specific sector. Generally the Hansard departments require their employees to be familiar with the contents of this course.  This course is generally presented to corporate groups and as such the dates can be customised to suit the needs of the organisation.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you meet the following requirements when applying for the course: 

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (approved by SAQA).
  • Fluent English.
  • Basic computer literacy.
Career Opportunities

This course equips learners with the skills required to perform transcriptions. This is done in courts, legislatures and a variety of organisations that record meetings. Transcription skills are also valauble for the freelance language practitioner who wishes to transcribe audio texts for research purposes.