Secretarial Diploma

This diploma will give you a great grounding in essential secretarial skills. The training is hands-on and practical, so you can be confident of being able to apply your new skills straightaway in the workplace. 

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Is this for you?

This Diploma will give you practical, hands-on core secretarial skills to enable you to work effectively in an office administration support role. Ideal for those new to this profession or those who want to refresh their secretarial skills.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 190 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

190 hours or 8 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

The great skills needed for a rewarding secretarial or administrative job.

Gone are the days when being a secretary meant simply taking care of the typing, filing and answering of phones. Today, a great secretary is central to the smooth running of any business, ensuring day to day activities happen in the most efficient manner. With our Secretarial Diploma you’ll learn the essential skills to be a highly regarded secretary or executive assistant, working under pressure and prioritising workloads which allow executives and managers to work more effectively.

Essential secretarial skills that employers are looking for.

If you're keen to gain a job working as a secretary or administrator you’ll require excellent skills in IT, organisation, good composure, flexibility, plus strong interpersonal and communication abilities. This Diploma is designed to develop your keyboard speeds, teach you how to master the most common business software packages, and give you excellent communication techniques which enable you to understand the language of business. You’ll also be able to choose from a number of elective subjects to complement your diploma. Overall, the Secretarial Diploma is an excellent course as the opportunities for a highly qualified secretary are endless. The role of a secretary is absolutely pivotal to any organisation’s success, with the skills you learn being transferable across many different industries.

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 Secretarial Diploma, you’ll have world class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well paid secretary.

Aims and Objectives

The Pitman Training Secretarial Diploma is designed to teach you a core set of secretarial skills that employers look for in their support/administrative staff. 

Courses Included

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

alternative 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 learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take effective minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time effectively. 

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.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose an additional 2 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required for this diploma.

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

As the name of this diploma suggests, with this certification on your CV you could look to work as a Secretary, Senior Administrator or Office Administrator type role. From here you could enhance your career progression and aim for roles such as PA, EA, VA or Office Manager. Or, you could look to work in a more specialist field as a Medical Secretary or Legal Secretary for example. 

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Aberdeen
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Belfast
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Birmingham
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Bishop's Stortford
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Brighton
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Cambridge
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Canterbury
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Cardiff
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Chelmsford
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Chesterfield
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Clapham
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Colchester
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Crawley
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Crewe and Nantwich
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Croydon
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Guildford
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Hastings
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Notting Hill
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Hounslow
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Leeds
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Newcastle
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Oxford Circus
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Peterborough
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Devon and Cornwall
Pitman Training Devon and Cornwall, 58 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RR
Reading
Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Southampton
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Stratford
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Taunton
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Warrington
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Watford
Pitman Training Watford, Meridien House, 69-71 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1DS
Watford
Pitman Training Watford, Meridien House, 69-71 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1DS
Wembley
Pitman Training Wembley, Hazel House, 1-3 Lancelot Road, Wembley HA0 2AJ
Wetherby
Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, LS22 7FD
Worcester
Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
York
Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, YO1 8QR
Middlesbrough
Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LA
Leicester
Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX
Bromley
Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT
Eastleigh
Pitman Training Eastleigh, Eastleigh Business Centre, Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9FD
Milton Keynes
Pitman Training Milton Keynes, 1 Radian Court, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8PJ
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