Administrative Assistant Diploma

Pitman specialises in offering world-class secretarial training and this diploma will provide you with a high-level, well-rounded administrative skillset that will impress any potential employer. 

 

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Is this for you?

This Diploma gives you an excellent base of administration focussed skills that you can easily transfer into the workplace. It has been designed to help those seeking a career as an Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, or Secretary for example. You'll gain the professional skills that employers seek out in their employees.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 140 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

140 hours or 6 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

Get the skills required to gain a job as a trusted Admin Assistant. 

A good admin assistant provides a vital support function in any busy office. You’ll need to master the art of working under your own initiative to tight deadlines, as well as responding to the demanding needs of more senior colleagues. With our Administrative Assistant Diploma you’ll get high quality office based training which not only gives you great IT skills, but will also teach you how to speak the language of business. In fact with your completed diploma, you’ll have an excellent foundation to get a job as a trusted admin assistant in any office.

All the skills you need to work in a busy office

Whether you’re changing career or looking to get your first foot on the ladder, the Administrative Assistant Diploma is an ideal route to ensure you have the vital skills employers are looking for. You’ll learn how to master in-demand software packages such as Microsoft Office, as well as excellent computer keyboard skills and creating complex documentation. What’s more, to complement your diploma you’ll also have the option to add an elective subject, including help with your CV, interview techniques, keyboard speed development and health and safety essentials.

What will you get in return?

 

A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can complete from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. So with your Admin Assistant Diploma, you’ll have world class skills to get a job as a highly valued office assistant.

Aims and Objectives

Whether you’re changing career or looking to get your first foot on the ladder, the Administrative Assistant Diploma is an ideal route to ensure you have the vital skills employers are looking for. You’ll learn how to master in-demand software packages such as Microsoft Office, as well as excellent computer keyboard skills and creating complex documentation. What’s more, to complement your diploma you’ll also have the option to add an elective subject, including help with your CV, interview techniques, keyboard speed development and health and safety essentials.

Courses Included

Effective Business Communication

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

alternative Business Document Production

Text processing, whether it’s part of secretarial training or another discipline, is an integral part of business document production. This course consists of four simple but comprehensive lessons ensuring you cover every aspect of the speciality.

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. 

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. 

alternative Typaz Speed

With our typaz speed course we'll increase your work-rate and help you learn to touch-type at up to 40-60 words a minute; what a difference that will make to your productivity and daily work!

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. 

alternative Word Expert

This training course 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

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 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.

alternative 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. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

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; either 2013 or 2010. 

alternative Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application that is widely used across many employment sectors. 

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.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose one additional elective course. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Telephone Techniques - Seminar

This one-day seminar is perfect for anyone who uses the telephone regularly as an important part of their role and needs to develop their telephone communication skills.

 

Professional Receptionist Seminar

This is a one-day seminar that takes an in-depth look at the vital role of the receptionist and the important contribution they make to the successful and effective running of any business. Speak to your nearest centre for details of the next seminar dates.

 

Speedwriting

Our SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™ SpeedWriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds over 40 wpm.

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required before starting this course. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

Through the study of this diploma you'll be in the ideal position to apply for careers such as Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, Secretary, Team Secretary for example. Not only will you have the skills employers need, you'll open up some great career progression opportunties. 

From positions such as these, you can train further and gain experience to be able to apply for positions such as PA, EA, Office Manager, Officer Supervisor, VA and more!

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Course

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diploma

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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