Executive PA Diploma

Get a job as a highly efficient Personal Assistant 

If you thrive working under pressure, demonstrate exceptional organisation skills and possess keen attention to detail, the Executive PA Diploma is the ideal training option for you. You’ll be able to take your existing personal skills and combine them with great practical business skills – making you an asset to any company.

With your diploma you’ll have everything you need to work in the highly demanding and challenging role of Executive PA or Executive Assistant, using the latest software to plan schedules, taking minutes and having a great insight into how an organisation runs at a senior level.

The essential skills you need to get the job and succeed 

As a highly regarded Executive PA, you’ll act as a life organiser to the senior management and company directors, anticipating their needs and ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. To help you stay one step ahead, our Executive PA Diploma has been designed to give you a broad range of skills to help you stand out and get the job.

You’ll learn up-to-date Microsoft Office applications, get familiar with the latest accountancy packages and learn or refine traditional secretarial skills including touch typing and audio transcription. In addition, you can also choose from four elective subjects to complement your core skills in the areas of Shorthand, Marketing and Bookkeeping to name just a few.

Executive PA Diploma

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Course Info

Duration 320 hours flexi study or 13 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 320 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

Enjoy a rewarding career as a successful PA. On successful completion of this diploma you will have the skills to be a highly-valued and well-paid Personal or Executive Assistant.

Awarded 320 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 320 hours flexi study or 13 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

Typaz and Typaz Speed

In just 25 hours, typing speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. You’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. Building your speed and accuracy, our Typaz Speed touch-typing course will take you to speeds of 40-60 words per minute.

Or Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which are often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible.

Word Expert

This training in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features.

Excel

Over a series of self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much, much more

Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level.

PowerPoint

Our PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this comprehensive presentation software. Flexible to study, you can choose the version of Microsoft Office you wish to study on.

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Audio Transcription

This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

Or Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market the company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Event Management Essentials

Learn some tricks of the trade and really get to grips with event project management to ensure your events are always ones people are talking about for all the right reasons.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking.

Or Meetings and Minutes Seminar

You’ll learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take effective minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time effectively.

Time Management

Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency – and this is the perfect time management course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time.

Or Different Leadership Attributes and Skills

If you are new to management, looking for promotion or to broaden your opportunities, this course will give you key insights into successful leadership and how to make the most of your own leadership attributes.

Twitter for Business

This is a short online course that takes you through the basics of how to get started on this popular social media platform enabling you to use it effectively.

Or Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to help promote and market your company. Looking at how businesses can maximise their social media presence, we look at the whole spectrum of opportunities that this social media platform offers a business.

Elective Courses(choose four)

  • Teeline Fast Shorthand
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Medical Terminology
  • Legal Text Processing
  • Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1
  • Shorthand Fast
  • Sage 50 Accounts
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • HR Essentials
  • Access
  • Executive PA Seminar

 

(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives

To help you stay one step ahead, our Executive PA Diploma has been designed to give you a broad range of skills to help you stand out and get a PA job. As a highly regarded Executive PA, you’ll act as a life-organiser to the senior management and company directors, anticipating their needs and ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

Career Paths

One of our most popular diplomas for anyone wanting to work as a PA. Offering a wide range of topics, progression options from here are wide. You could opt to add some niche skills such as social media or bookkeeping to take on additional responsibility, or progress further to work as a Virtual Assistant.

Pre-Requisites

You don’t need to have gained any specific experience or qualifications before starting this diploma programme.

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