Executive PA Diploma

One of our stand-out diplomas offering world-class Executive PA training, this programme has been designed to give you the broad range of skills required to help you stand out and get the job. 

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Is this for you?

Enjoy a rewarding career as a successful PA. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. On successful completion of this Diploma you will have world-class skills to be a highly-valued and well-paid Personal or Executive Assistant.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 300 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

300/340 hours or 12/14 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

Get a job as a highly efficient Personal Assistant

If you thrive on working under pressure, demonstrating your 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. So 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 touchtyping and audio transcription. In addition, you can also choose from four elective subjects to complement your core skills in the areas of Shorthand, Marketing, Dreamweaver, PR and Bookkeeping to name just a few.

What will you get in return?

 

A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can take 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 Executive PA Diploma, you’ll have world class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well paid Personal or Executive Assistant.

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. 

With our Executive PA Diploma, you’ll learn up-to-date Microsoft Office applications and learn or refine key secretarial skills including minute taking, touch-typing and audio transcription.

Courses Included

Shorthand Option

If you would like to include shorthand as a core course in your Executive PA Diploma, please let us know. We have a number of courses available designed to take you from beginner to expert writing 60-70 words per minute

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. 

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 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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

 

alternative 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 a 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. 

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose four 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

WordPress for Business

Our online WordPress for Business training course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing a site and how to physically create a website. 

 

HR Essentials

HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. You'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity rights.

Legal Text Processing

The course utilises CILEx specialist course materials and will introduce you to the various forms of documentation, terminology and processes associated with six different legal specialist including Family Law, Criminal Litigation and Conveyancing.

 

Bookkeeping Level 2 - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

Sage 50 Accounts

Sage 50 Accounts will equip you with the skills you need to get a good job in an accounts department, or to work for yourself by offering accounting administration services to local firms. 

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.

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Medical Terminology

This course helps you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification.

 

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 a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Pre-Requisites

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

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

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. 

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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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