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! Each of our PA Assistant Courses can be taken online or in-centre.

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What does a PA do?

A personal assistant (PA) carries out administrative tasks on behalf of a senior-level individual, typically a manager or executive.

A PA’s responsibilities typically include timekeeping, booking travel arrangements, and organising meetings and appointments. By completing these tasks effectively, a PA enables quick and accurate decision-making at the highest level.

How do I become a personal assistant?

While no formal personal assistant training is typically required, employers expect candidates to have strong PA skills, including proficiency in office organisation, communication and IT.

With Pitman Training’s comprehensive range of PA courses, you learn all the essentials to becoming a personal assistant. You’re also able to work towards any of our PA qualifications at your own pace, either at home with a PA course online or in one of our learning centres.

Why study PA courses with Pitman Training?

  • A highly respected training provider, Pitman Training personal assistant courses instantly enhances your CV.
  • Our personal assistant courses cover everything from the basics of working as a virtual assistant to the managerial side of becoming a PA.
  • You can combine our online PA courses with a related Pitman Training course to further improve your employability. PA training pairs well with Microsoft Office and speedwriting courses.
  • Courses run all year long across the UK in our executive PA course centres. Prefer to learn PA skills at home? All personal assistant courses are available online, too.
  • All our Pitman PA courses are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Study personal assistant courses at your own pace. Whether it is full- time or part-time, Pitman’s PA training fits around your schedule.
  • Whether you’re training for PA courses online or at one of our training centres, you can always count on the support of our course advisors, who guide and support your entire learning journey with Pitman.

Careers using PA skills

  • The average UK salary for a personal assistant is ~£25,000, with entry-level roles earning ~£19,000. An experienced PA can earn £37,000+.
  • Those with PA training are highly valued in many sectors. This provides plenty of career opportunities across a wide range of industries for trainees.
  • Graduates can also use their executive assistant course qualifications to enhance their CV for other administerial jobs. Legal secretaries and medical secretaries, for example, both benefit from strong PA skills.

Pitman PA courses available

With Pitman Training, you can study a diverse range of PA courses, diplomas and seminars – all essential training for PA candidates.

Our Executive PA diploma provides that all-important first step towards becoming an executive PA, covering event management and effective business communication. If you’d prefer to pursue a career from home, there’s also our VA Essentials course, which offers an overview of how to become a virtual assistant.

Not got enough time to commit to our diplomas or executive PA courses? Our Executive PA seminar offers an overview on how to progress your career as a personal assistant, giving a bite-sized version of our other personal assistant courses online.

You don’t need any additional software or reading materials to get going with your chosen PA course online. All you need to do is login to your myPitman account, and you can start studying your executive assistant course immediately.

And if you get stuck at any point, our course advisors are always on hand to help you progress through your PA training courses.

Whichever PA training you choose, you can take it either online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts.

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