This diploma is for anyone wanting to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA). You will gain excellent skills to help you provide a good service but also skills required to be able to run and market your own business.Enquire Now
If you’re looking to become a Virtual Assistant and offer a flexible office support service from the comfort of your own home office, this is absolutely the best Diploma choice for you. This role can be really wide ranging and as you’ll be working with a number of different clients, often no two days are the same.
Awarded 160 CPD points upon successful completion
A Virtual Assistant (VA) can often be a saviour to a sole trader or small business. When it’s essential to keep overheads as low as possible, utilising the services of a Virtual Assistant is one of the most sensible business decisions they might make.
Working for yourself as a Virtual Assistant offers a unique and varied career opportunity. You’ll be your own boss, so be able to set your working patterns as you wish. Many businesses don’t need a full-time PA or Administrator so, rather than pay out a monthly salary, they will often utilise the services of a VA on an as and when basis and pay simply for what they need.
The areas you offer support a business with are varied. You might help them deal with their admin and general office workload, manage their social media accounts or maintain the company’s financial records, it all depends on what their needs are. This offers a great variety to keep the days interesting.
With the flexible method of study available, you can study this Diploma whenever suits you in any of our handy local centres.
This diploma will give you the skills required to be able to offer a great VA service to your clients. You’ll cover all the essential areas a VA will need to know such as Microsoft Office and Business Document Production but also gain valuable marketing and project management knowledge to give you a wide skillset.
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.
For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.
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.
If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.
If you’re thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant, our VA Essentials course will help give you a rounded overview of what is involved in running your own business as a Virtual Assistant.
Split into engaging parts, this course takes you through the full life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning every aspect, implementation, completion and evaluation of a project.
Communication is a key, must-have skill in today’s employment market. This short online course will help prove to employers that you’re able to communicate confidently and effectively online to different audiences.
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.
This is a short online course that starts to take the mystery out of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) so you can understand how you can use it to your advantage.
This course is designed to bring you up to speed with using LinkedIn in a business environment. It guides you through how to get the most out of the platform, helping you to capitalise on the millions of contacts within arm’s reach.
Learn how to use facebook to help promote and market your company. Looking at how businesses can maximise their social media presence we look at the whole spectrum of opportunities that this social media platform offers a business.
This course stages by exploring and using other people’s blogs to gain exposure, to creating and managing your own blog, producing and distributing posts through social media channels, and building a network of fellow bloggers.
This is a short online course that takes you through the basics of how to get started on this popular social media platform enabling you to use effectively for a number of different purposes.
Google+ for Business is an online course that takes the mystery out of one of the most under-utilised social media platforms. From setting up your Google+ profile, joining circles, sharing documents and publishing articles no stone is left unturned.
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.
Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency - and this is the perfect time management course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no pre-requisites required for this diploma.
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: -
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.
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This diploma is quite specific in that it aims to help you get the skills required to work as a Virtual Assistant and make use of your entrepreneurial spirit that is required to run your own business.
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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.
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