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Executive Assistant Diploma

Our career-enhancing, online distance learning/home study Executive Assistant Diploma is accredited by NCFE CQ at Level 3 and is also CPD recognised.

It is our most extensive course and designed for those looking to have a professional career at the top and wishing to qualify as an Executive Assistant.

This course extends beyond our Executive PA Diploma by covering additional units in leadership and managerial administration.

Business organisations from the UK and abroad choose this course to train their staff as it is the leading Executive Assistant Diploma available and well recognised in the business world.

The standard of training and communication is second to none.  I would highly recommend this college, especially to those in employment as the course is so flexible and allows you to take a backward step if work is particularly busy and vice versa.

Suitable for those working as a PA/Secretary/Administrator and now looking to gain recognition for existing experience and to develop skills and knowledge to increase job opportunities, promotion and boost confidence.

30% Discount for those paying in full and starting in January – last few places!

Course Overview

Included in the course is the well known Sue France “The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook” and “The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook” – both for you to keep.

You will access your course online via our Lewis College Learning Hub at times to suit you – from your computer, tablet or phone on the move or from home.  You can download all the course material as you progress through each unit to keep for future reference.

You will study with our qualified and experienced tutors who will provide personal feedback, demonstration videos for further guidance, worked examples, support and guidance throughout including mentoring and always happy to help.  We teach beyond the qualification and include specific details that directly benefit you.

Study from as little as 2 hours a week!

Woman working at home on the office manager diplomaThe course is open for you to study for up to 2 ½ years, giving you plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, illness, moving house etc.

You can study from as little as 2 hours a week, or however many hours you choose, or even full time if you wish to complete the course in less than 6 months.  You can study more one week, less the next – flexible and easy to manage your study times to fit in with your lifestyle.

Range of topics

There are 38 different units in this course covering the full range of skills and knowledge required for a typical Executive Assistant role.  To pass each unit you will complete an office style assessment with some units jointly assessed as they cover multi skills.  Some units are small which you can complete in a few hours with others requiring a bit more thinking and planning.

You can complete the whole course, including assessments at home and submit these electronically.


You will receive certificates issued by NCFE and The CPD Accreditation Group.  These will list all the units for each single Diploma and Certificate as well as the full Executive Assistant Diploma Level 3 identifying the wide range of knowledge and skills you have achieved.

Free careers advice and support for up to 2 years after completion

We offer free careers advice, interview technique guidance and support whilst applying for jobs both during the course and for up to 2 years after completion. Most of our students secure a new job or gain promotion whilst studying with us or after they have completed their course.

Internet Browsing SoftwareBusiness Meetings and taking MinutesTouch Typing/Speed DevelopmentChairing Business Meetings
Outlook - Email and PIMBusiness TripsAdvanced Business LettersDelivering Presentations
Excel - Spreadsheets and ChartsDiary ManagementComplex TablesTeam Leadership
Word - Word ProcessingBusiness EventsMulti-page ReportsStaff Training Reviews
PowerPoint - Electronic PresentationsHR RecruitmentMail MergeLegislation
Access - DatabasesResearch and Report WritingAudio Transcription
Publisher- Desktop PublishingComposing Complex Business Documents
Petty Cash, Budgets and Expenses
Business Organisations
Reviewing Office Procedures
To gain a Level 4 in the Managerial Administration Diploma, you will need to carry out performance assessments either in the workplace, or via video link or using a College assignment.
You will need MS Office for this course (details about subscription for Office 365 available from us).  You can use a Mac or Windows computer.
Confidence Building and Self EsteemTeam Leadership Skills
Communication Skills - Body Language, Listening and Answering Skills, Telephone TechniquesCoaching and Communication
Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and HealthEffective Negotiation
Relationship and People Management skillsPerformance Management
Social Media and Networking SkillsManaging Projects
OPTION - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - special discount rate - £180 (normal price £250) when enrolling on this course
Teeline TheorySpeed Development from 40 wpm up to 100 wpm
Business Correspondence Dictation and TranscriptionMinutes of Business Meetings
The theory text book is included in the course and you will also need an A5 notebook and biro.

Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

This Diploma is a fully accredited qualification by NCFE CQ, awarding organisation recognised by UK qualification regulators.  NCFE qualifications are both UK and internationally recognised.  The qualification is also CPD recognised.

NCFE CQ10450 -Executive Assistant Diploma (Level 3)

You will also be awarded 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.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body and accreditation.

Course Fees – £2,450

Enrolment Form

Pay in Full – 20% Discount – £1,960 – Save £490

Study as quickly as you wish and complete the course as soon as you wish.

Pay quarterly (£612.50)


Monthly – Deposit £200 balance over 12 monthly payments of £187.50 pm

The course is spread over at least 12 months to match the payment plan.

This option is also open to employers funding the course.

You can pay by credit or debit card or bank transfer.  Invoices for employers paying can also be provided.

(All fees include VAT)

Start Dates

January 2021

19 January 2021
26 January 2021

30% Discount when paying in full and starting in January (last few places)

February 2021

2 February 2021
9 February 2021
16 February 2021

March 2021

2 March 2021
9 March 2021
16 March 2021
23 March 2021