Executive Assistant Diploma

Course Duration: Open for 30 months – complete within 6-30 months to suit you!

Qualification: NCFE CQ10450 accredited Level 3 Diploma plus 765 CPD points.

Executive Assistant Diploma – £2,040 exc. VAT


Our Executive Assistant Diploma is accredited by NCFE CQ at Level 3 and is also CPD recognised.

The Executive Assistant course is our most popular diploma for businesses looking to develop their staff’s skills and knowledge.

The course will enable students to provide a wider range of support to management, and take on more responsibility in the operating and running of a business.

We provide training for single members of staff or up to 10 members of staff with discounts depending on the numbers enrolling.

The average salary for a qualified Executive Assistant in the UK is £55k. You can therefore expect to pay around £8k-10k to fill the role with an HR company.

Save money and boost morale by upskilling your existing staff to the role.


Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

NCFE CQ10450 – Executive Assistant Diploma Level 3

This qualification includes the following individual diplomas and certificates:

  • NCFE CQ10447 – Advanced IT User Diploma (Level 3)
  • NCFE CQ10445 – Advanced Administration Diploma (Level 3)
  • NCFE CQ10446 – Advanced Business Documents Diploma (Level 3)
  • NCFE CQ10448 – Managerial Administration Diploma (Level 4)
  • NCFE CQ10470 – Executive Assistant Skills Certificate (Level 3)
  • NCFE CQ10471 – Leadership Skills Certificate (Level 3)
  • NCFE CQ10464- Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) (if you choose this additional option)

Level 3 is advanced level and the Executive Assistant Diploma has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study and level of difficulty involved.

Level 4 is higher education and the Managerial Administration single diploma 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 and CPD accreditation.


Course Overview

Course Material  Students are provided with 2 text books for this course plus a wide range of course material including demonstration videos, worked examples, build up exercises, information booklets, audio files, interactive typing program etc.

Tutor Support  Qualified and experienced tutors will be working with students throughout the course providing feedback to submitted work, guidance and tutoring via email with the option to book phone/video calls when required.

Accessing Your Course  Students will be given an individual Learning Hub Account, which they can access online from a computer, tablet or phone.

Course Open up to 2½ years, giving plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, busy periods at work etc.

Studying  As little as 2 hours a week will comfortably allow students to complete within the time frame. However, students can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 6 months.  Many employers allocate a morning or afternoon each week for the students to focus on their course.

100% Online The whole course, including Assessments can be completed at home or in the workplace. There is no need for the student to travel.

Students’ Success  Previous student have commented on how the course has an instant impact on their efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Upon completion students will be more confident in a wide range of management roles and can be trusted to provide strong support to Executives.


Course Content

  • Diary Management
  • Business Meetings
  • Business Trips
  • Business Events
  • HR Support
  • Petty Cash/Travel Expenses
  • Research and Reporting
  • Office Procedures
  • Composing Business Documents
  • Business Organisations

  • Word - Word Processing
  • Outlook - Email and PIM
  • Excel - Spreadsheets and Charts/Graphs
  • PowerPoint - Electronic Presentations
  • Access - Databases
  • Publisher - Desk Top Publishing
  • Internet and Web Research

This section of the course develops your word processing skills, using Microsoft Word.  You will learn core skills as well as some of the advanced tools and features in Word, how to present a range of professional business documents, develop proof reading skills and touch typing skills.

  • Advanced Business Letters
  • Complex Tables
  • Complex Reports
  • Mail Merge
  • Advanced Audio Transcription
  • Touch Typing and Speed Development - Interactive Program

  • Confidence Building and Self Esteem
  • Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Relationships and People Management Skills
  • Social Media and Networking Skills

  • Team Leadership Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching and Communication
  • Effective Negotiation
  • Managing Projects

  • Chairing Business Meetings
  • Delivering Presentations
  • Staff Training Reviews
  • Team Leadership
  • Legislation Affecting the Business Organisations

Teeline Shorthand is a very useful skill to have for taking down notes from telephone conversations, instructions and of course for minute taking at business meetings.  Having this skill enhances your CV and enables you to stand out from the crowd as well as helping you to cope with your various roles and responsibilities.

Further details can be found here: Teeline Shorthand

For more in-depth information on what the course contains, download the course prospectus below.


Next Step

If you would like to ask any questions about the course please email our Education Manager:

Simon Scaysbrook – simon@lewiscollege.co.uk

To enrol staff on to the course, please complete the Enrolment Form below.