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Secretarial Diploma

The Secretarial Diploma training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Good Secretaries are the backbone of most businesses – the essential staff who make the day-to-day things happen and whose professional efficiency enables the organisation’s Executives and Managers to work effectively. That is why the role is highly valued and why well-qualified people are always in demand. The skills required cover a wide range to total mastery of the most common business software and effective business communication techniques.

Course Duration: 190 hours

CPD Points: 190


We offer a full range of typing courses whether you’re a beginner or need to reach top speeds with maximum accuracy.

Typing Speed Development
Learning how to type fast is one thing. Learning to type faster whilst retaining accuracy is quite another! Our Typing Speed Development course will improve typing speed and keep your accuracy up to scratch too – so you’ll be more efficient and productive.

Effective Business Communication
Learn how to communicate effectively in business by letter, email, telephone and presentation. This will cover correct use of grammar, punctuation, principles of letter writing and CV writing.

Audio Transcription or Marketing Essentials

Learn Audio typing techniques to produce business documents to a high degree of accuracy and skill.

Microsoft Word
Learn word processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create professional looking documents, tables, insert pictures and much more.

or Microsoft Word Expert
Learn advanced word processing skills including mail merge, creating graphs, creating and running macros, creating an index, table of contents and more.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound and hyperlinks; applying transition and timing effects.

Microsoft Outlook
Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically. Covers the use of email, electronic calendar, scheduling meetings and appointments; creating and assigning tasks and creating address lists.

Successful Meetings and Minutes
Gain the skills to ensure every meeting you attend is productive. Build your understanding on logistics, preparation, note-taking, agenda planning and how to clarify actions.

Choose 2 elective courses:

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word Expert
  • Health & Safety Essentials
  • Book-keeping Transactions and Controls Part 1
  • Book-keeping Transactions and Controls Part 2
  • SpeedWriting

This course is designed for individuals who wish to gain a range of Secretarial, Business and Computer skills to fast-track them into a Secretarial role.

To gain all the skills required for you to be successful and efficient in your current or planned career.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland


For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:




A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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