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.

Course Fees and Payment Plans detailed below.

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

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

Administration – 10 Units

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

IT Skills – Microsoft Office – 7 Units

  • 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

Business Documents – 6 Units

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

Executive Assistant Skills – 5 Units

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

Leadership Skills – 5 Units

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

Managerial Administration – 5 Units

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

Teeline Shorthand can be added for additional cost of £180 (reduced from £240).

Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

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 CPD accreditation.

Next Step

For careers and course advice please contact our careers adviser: penny@lewiscollege.co.uk.

There are specific start dates when you can start a course, with limited places available due to the high level of tutoring included in our courses.