Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

PA Courses

Our PA courses will help you become the right hand person to a senior director at one of the UK’s top companies!

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Pitman Training is renowned throughout the UK for its professional PA training. If you're looking to become a Personal Assistant (PA), Personal Executive Assistant (PE Assistant) or Virtual Assistant (VA), we can help you find the right training programme for you.

Our PA courses are some of the most popular Pitman Training Diplomas. You can study in a centre near you, or if you need greater flexibility, we can also offer you the choice to study your PA training course online using our distance learning platform.

You'll get all the essential skills required to be an indispensable Personal Assistant, Personal Executive Assistant or Virtual Assistant, delivering reports, figures, forecasts and reports to enable decision-making at the highest level, quickly and accurately. Quite simply we offer the most comprehensive PA courses and training available.

Learning to assist your boss is a skillset which goes beyond the essential computer based programmes required. So alongside the specific skillset of keyboard skills, Microsoft Office courses, and successful meetings and minutes, we offer a number of soft skills which will enable you to communicate effectively, manage different personalities and understand the requirements of business management. Our PE courses are CPD accredited, helping you to continue to develop in your career with accredited certifications.

With our range of PA courses you'll learn how to stay one step ahead, anticipating needs and meeting the demands of this challenging, yet rewarding role. You can boost your PA skills with other courses which compliment the wide-ranging skillset, including advanced touch typing, Microsoft Office to an expert level, web design, book-keeping, accounts (including Sage 50 Accounting) and payroll. You'll also undertake a series of self- development programs. In addition, you can also choose from a range of elective subjects to complement your core skills in the fields of Marketing, HR, PR and Law to name just a few.

You'll also have the option to study our bespoke Executive PA Seminar, which will give you face to face practical training, where you can work through live scenarios.

We can also offer online PA courses and training, as our courses can be done either online or within one of our handy local centres. See below for the full range of PA courses we offer at Pitman. 

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