Is the Administrative Assistant Diploma for you?

The administrative assistant programme gives you an excellent base of administration-focused skills. It is suitable for those seeking a career as an Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, or Secretary, for example. With this diploma, you will gain the professional skills employers seek. Plus, all the practical skills learned will easily transfer into the workplace.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 150 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Flexible
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
diploma
Duration
150 hours or 6 weeks full-time study

About the Administrative Assistant Diploma

The administrative assistant programme gives you an excellent base of administration-focused skills. It is suitable for those seeking a career as an Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, or Secretary, for example. With this diploma, you will gain the professional skills employers seek out. Plus, all the practical skills learned will easily transfer into the workplace.

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

A good admin assistant provides a vital support role in any busy office. You will need to master the art of working on your own initiative to meet tight deadlines. Also, you will need to be an expert at responding to the demanding needs of more senior colleagues.

With our Administrative Assistant Diploma, you will get high-quality, office-based training. You can choose to study at one of our training centres or online. This diploma will not only give you great IT skills, but also teaches you how to speak the language of business. In fact, with your diploma, you will have an excellent career foundation. You will be able to get a job as a trusted admin assistant in any office.

What will you get in return?

For one, Pitman is one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Further, businesses throughout the UK respect the Pitman Training name. Thus, a Pitman Training diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can complete.

Rest assured that all our programmes will set you up for a successful career. A Pitman admin assistant degree assures employers you have received the very highest level of training. So with your Admin Assistant Diploma, you have the skills to get a highly valued job as an Office Assistant.

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Aims and Objectives

Whether for a career change or to get your foot on the ladder, the Administrative Assistant Diploma is ideal. It will ensure you have the vital skills employers are looking for.

Administrative assistant courses help you master in-demand software packages such as Microsoft Office. Plus, you will learn excellent computer keyboard skills and how to create complex documentation. What’s more, to complement your diploma you will also have the option to add two elective subjects. Elective choices include health and safety essentials, bookkeeping, speedwriting and more.

Courses Included

Communication Courses

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…

Microsoft Office

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. In Part 1, you will learn how to use the core features of Excel, such as…

Microsoft Office Courses

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…

Microsoft Office Courses

PowerPoint

Our comprehensive PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this popular presentation software. Learning with us will teach you how to produce…

General Office Skills Courses

Successful Meetings and Minutes

If you work as a Secretary, Administrator, PA, EA or Office Manager for instance, your role may involve taking notes or minutes at meetings.

Touch Typing Courses

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…

Touch Typing Courses

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…

Microsoft Office Courses

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,…

PA Courses

Meetings and Minutes Seminar

This one-day tutor-led seminar is one of our most popular seminars ideal for anyone involved in organising meetings and taking notes at those meetings. You'll…

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose two additional elective courses. 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.

Bookkeeping Courses

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

The course is ideal for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It is a great starting point for those…

General Office Skills Courses

Professional Receptionist Essentials

The Professional Receptionist Essentials course has been designed to give people the chance of becoming the best receptionist they can be.

Shorthand & Speedwriting Courses

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…

Touch Typing Courses

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…

General Office Skills Courses

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…

Secretarial Courses

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…

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*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

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

Career Path

With an admin assistant degree, you will be in the ideal position to apply for a variety of careers. You can apply for positions such as Admin Assistant, Office Assistant, Secretary, or Team Secretary, for example. Not only will you have the skills employers need, but you will also open up some great career progression opportunities.

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

What’s 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.

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

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