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VA Essentials

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

If you are thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant, our VA Essentials course will help give you a rounded overview of what is involved in running your own business as a Virtual Assistant.

Course Duration: 2 hours

CPD Points: 2

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Module One: Introduction. This module includes an introduction to who the Virtual Assistant is and the role they perform; the VA’s potential client and case studies.

Module Two: Becoming a VA. In this module you will cover the reasons to become a VA; business goals; the attributes necessary to be a VA; the career and lifestyle; peer support.

Module Three: Starting up a business. You will look at the business plan; types of business; your office location; equipment and software; business name; legal requirements; risk management; insurance; data protection; finance; accounting/tax/IR35; marketing and USPs.

Module Four: Providing the service. The fourth module looks at the initial contact; consultation preparation; consultation structure; safety; structuring services and packages; the contract; customer care; hours and charging; legal responsibilities regarding clients; complaints; recommendations; cover and contingency.

Module Five: Summary. The final module gives a course round up and you will have the opportunity to test yourself on the knowledge learnt.

This course is designed for anyone looking to start their own business working as a Virtual Assistant.

The aim of this course is to give you an excellent insight into the role of a Virtual Assistant and look at everything the role comprises of, from not only delivering the VA service to clients, but also covering all aspects of running your own business.

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:

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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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