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Executive Administrator Diploma

Our home study/distance learning Executive Administrator Diploma NCFE IIQ is our most popular course for those following an Administration career.

The course is suitable for those already working as an Administrator who are looking to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills and develop their skills further to boost confidence and increase job opportunities enabling them to apply for more demanding roles.

The Executive Administrator Diploma is also suitable for those new to Administration and looking to develop a professional career.

You will gradually develop your skills and knowledge covering the basics first and then develop them further to an advanced level.

Executive Administrator Diploma

The course has 3 key sections:

•     IT/Computer Skills covering Microsoft Office
•     Administration
•     Personal Development Skills

Optional subject – Shorthand

We liaise with those working in the Administration sectors within the business world, to ensure the Executive Administrator Diploma is relevant to the current job role, as well as covering the educational standards required. We are particularly recognised for going the extra mile by training our learners for the workplace and not just to pass the Assessments.

The average salary for Executive Administrators is £25,300 (www.payscale.com/research/UK/Job=Executive_Administrator/Salary).

Accreditation - NCFE IIQ


Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

IIQ3598 – Executive Administrator Diploma (Level 3)

Comprising the following individual Diplomas and Certificates:

•     IIQ3592 – Professional IT User Diploma (Level 3)
•     IIQ3590 – Professional Administration Diploma (Level 3)
•     IIQ4063 – Personal Development Skills Certificate (Level 3)
•     IIQ3825 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Optional

We are an approved NCFE IIQ Centre. NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally. Level 3 is advanced level and the course has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study and level of difficulty involved.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body.

Course Content

Level 3 Professional IT User Diploma – 7 Modules

This section of the course will develop your IT skills to an advanced level covering Microsoft Office.

Modules include:

•     Word – Word Processing
•     Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts
•     PowerPoint – Electronic Slide Presentations
•     Access – Databases
•     Outlook – Email and PIM
•     Publisher – Desktop Publishing
•     Internet research skills

Level 3 Professional Administration Diploma – 10 Modules

These modules will develop your ability to manage a range of administrative tasks required in a demanding administrative role. You will develop your underpinning knowledge including professional procedures for specific administrative tasks which will require analysis, evaluation and decision-making skills as well.

Modules include:

•     Managing Business Events
•     Managing Business Trips
•     Managing Business Meetings
•     Reviewing Office Procedures
•     Research and Report writing
•     HR Recruitment
•     Diary Management
•     Petty Cash Management
•     Business Organisations
•     Composing Complex Business Documents

Level 3 Personal Development Skills Certificate – 5 Modules

The topics covered in this section are all about helping you to cope with the demanding role of an Executive Administrator and they link in particular with the administration section of the course. They are also designed to help you with developing you as a person and your career opportunities.

Modules include:

•     Confidence Building and Self Esteem
•     Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
•     Communication Skills – Body Language, Questioning and Answering Skills, Telephone Techniques
•     Relationship and People Management Skills
•     Social Media and Networking Skills

Optional module

Teeline Shorthand Diploma – 7 Modules

Having shorthand skills will complement your role as an Executive Administrator and enable you to take down telephone notes, instructions and of course minutes of business meetings. Shorthand skills will provide you with an edge when applying for jobs and this is a well sought-after skill by business and recruitment agencies.

The range of modules you will cover include:

•     Teeline Theory
•     Speed tests from 40 wpm to 70 wpm
•     Business Correspondence Dictation
•     Minutes of Business Meetings

Studying With Us

This is a home study/distance learning course and you can complete the whole course at home including Assessments. There is no need to attend an exam centre or visit Lewis College.

You will have one to one tuition throughout the course, corresponding with your personal tutors through email. We provide optional phone or Skype calls at different stages as you progress through your course.

You will also have a Course Mentor who is there to provide additional support as and when required.

For further details please visit our How We Teach page.

Different Study and Payment Plans


As a guide, if you studied between 5-7 hours per week, you could expect to complete this course within 12 months. However, we have a range of study and payment plans so you can study at a faster pace, or alternatively, you can reduce the weekly hours and study at a slower pace that suits you.

We offer a range of different payment plans to support this flexibility;

•     Pay in full – Study as quickly as you wish
•     Pay in two halves – study and complete the course within 6 months
•     Pay in four payments – complete within 12 months
•     Pay by monthly subscription – no finance agreement and you can pause the course for up to 6 months providing flexibility – studying over 16 months
•     Modular payment – pay for each module at a pace that suits you

Further details about our range of different study and payment plans are available upon request.

The course is open for 16 months for all students.

Requesting Further Information

Would you like the Executive Administrator Diploma Prospectus, Course Programme and details of our range of Study and Payment Plans?

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