Discounts and funding


The following discounts only apply to the short (classroom-based) courses with bookings starting from £435. There are no discounts available for our distance learning and online programmes, but there is some help with funding available.

Please ask for your discount when you book as discounts cannot be given retrospectively.

Charity discount

Get 10% off short course bookings if your organisation is a registered charity.

Not to be used in conjunction with any of our other discount plans.

New Recruit discount

If, when you confirm your booking, (a) you've been working in a publishing company for six months or less and (b) this is your first publishing job, you can get 10% off your short course booking.

Not to be used in conjunction with any of our other discount plans.

Team discount

Book more than one person from your organisation on the same short course, on the same date, and you can benefit from our team discount plan:

  • 10% discount for 2nd and 3rd delegates
  • 15% discount for 4th delegate.

All team members must be booked at the same time to qualify.

Small Business discount

To help small businesses, we offer a standard 10% discount on each short course booking. Small businesses are considered to be those with 20 or fewer employees and which have their own cost centre.

Not to be used in conjunction with any of our other discount plans.

Discount for freelancers

If you work on a freelance or independent basis, and are funding your training yourself, you can claim a 10% discount on any of our short courses.

Not to be used in conjunction with any of our other discount plans.


We also occasionally offer discounts to members of certain professional organisations, or attendees of certain industry events. To keep up to date with the latest PTC promotions or special offers please sign up to our newsletter.

Discounts for students, recent graduates who have yet to find work and staff who have been made redundant

The Publishing Training Centre occasionally offers discretionary 50% discounts on courses to these groups.


Jobcentre Plus

If you are currently unemployed, your local Jobcentre Plus may be able to help with funding. Call 0345 604 3719.

BTBS The Book Trade Charity

BTBS offers funding to people who have worked in publishing or bookselling but are currently unemployed. Call 01923 263 128

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