Executive Assistant Diploma

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.

Student discount card available when enrolling on the Executive Assistant Diploma course.

The Executive Assistant Diploma is an online course that will help you to refine all of the important skills required to be an Executive Assistant. Organisational skills, verbal and written communication skills , time management, problem solving and leadership skills. It is our most extensive course and designed for those looking to have a professional career at the top.

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

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

Course Fees and Payment Plans detailed below.


The Executive Assistant Diploma is made up of 4 NCFE CQ Level 3 Diplomas, 2 NCFE CQ Level 3 Certificates and 1 NCFE CQ Level 4 Diploma.

Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

This qualification includes the following individual diplomas and certificates:

  • CQ10447 – Advanced IT User Diploma (Level 3)
  • CQ10445 – Advanced Administration Diploma (Level 3)
  • CQ10446 – Advanced Business Documents Diploma (Level 3)
  • CQ10448 – Managerial Administration Diploma (Level 4)
  • CQ10471 – Leadership Skills Certificate (Level 3)
  • CQ10472 – PA Skills Certificate (Level 3)
  • CQ10464 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) (if you choose this additional option)

Level 3 is advanced level and the customised qualifications included with this course have 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.

Upon completion of this course, you will also receive the overarching Lewis College – Executive Assistant Diploma.


Executive Assistant Diploma Course Overview

Course Material  There are 2 text books included in 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 you 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  You will access your course online from your computer, tablet or phone on the move or from home via your Learning Hub Account.

Course Open up to 2½ years, giving you plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, illness, moving house etc.

Studying  From as little as 2 hours a week or more to suit you – you choose! However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 6 months

The average salary that can be expected upon completion of the Executive Assistant Diploma is £55k - Source www.roberthalf.co.uk

100% Complete at home The whole course, including Assessments can be completed at home.

Careers Advice  CV design, interviews, support whilst applying for jobs included and for up to 2 years after completion.

Students’ Success  Students are successful in gaining a new job, promotion or have more job security upon successful completion of their course.  Some students secure a new job part way through their course.


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



Course Fees for Executive Assistant Diploma - Pay in Full £1960 Pay Monthly 13 x £188.46 Quarterly 4 x £612.50

We have specific start dates when you can start a course, with limited places available.

Tuesday 7th - Last few places

Tuesday 4th - Places available
Tuesday 11th - Places available
Tuesday 18th - Places available
Tuesday 25th - Places available

Next Step

If you would like to ask any questions, or would like some course and careers advice about working as an Executive Assistant at senior management or CEO level, please contact our Careers Adviser, Penny Lewis.