Our career-enhancing home study/distance learning and fully supported Executive Assistant Diploma accredited by NCFE CQ is our most extensive course and designed for those looking to have a professional career at the top!
The course is suitable for those of you already working as a PA/Secretary/Administrator and looking to gain recognition for your existing experience as well as develop your skills and knowledge further. The course will enable you to apply for Executive Assistant positions.
Please see below details about this course, including course fees and different options to pay.
The average salary for Executive Assistants is £38,500 with the top range exceeding £40,000 and some more experienced roles over £50,000 and some at £60,000 in the London area (www.reed.co.uk/average-salary/admin-secretarial-pa/executive-assistant).
Home Study/Distance Learning – with a difference!
This is a home study/distance learning course with personal tutor support throughout providing guidance, feedback, individually marked work – similar to a classroom based course but without the need to attend any classes!
You can study as and when you wish – there are no set time frames to complete your work within other than the overall course time frame. Some weeks you may wish to study more and then less the following week. All very flexible!
The course is open for 26 months for all students and you can study full time or part time to fit in around your other commitments completing the course in a short time or at a slower pace to suit.
Accreditation – NCFE CQ
This course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded the:
CQ10450 – Executive Assistant Diploma (Level 3) accredited by NCFE CQ
Comprising the following individual Diplomas and Certificates:
CQ10447 – Professional IT User Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10445 – Professional Administration Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10446 – Professional Business Documents Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10448 – Managerial Administration Diploma (Level 4)
CQ10470 – Executive Assistant Skills Certificate (Level 3)
CQ10471 – Leadership Skills Certificate (Level 3)
CQ10464- Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Additional Option/cost
Level 3 is advanced level and Level 4 is degree foundation 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.
There are 2 text books included in the course, IT manuals, demonstration videos, information booklets, mock exams, worked examples, marked assignments and tasks, ongoing tutor support. You will complete untimed Assessments or timed exams at the end of each Unit for submission to NCFE.
|Level 3 - Professional IT User Diploma - Microsoft Office - 7 Units|
|Word - Word Processing||Excel - Spreadsheets and Charts|
|PowerPoint - Electronic Presentations||Access - Databases|
|Outlook - Email and PIM||Publisher - Desktop Publishing|
|Internet Browsing Software|
You will need MS Office for this section of the course. Monthly subscription available. Details on request.
|Level 3 - Professional Administration Diploma - 10 Units|
|Business Events||Business Trips|
|Business Meetings||Reviewing Office Procedures|
|Research and Report Writing||HR Recruitment|
|Diary Management||Business Organisations|
|Petty Cash Management||Composing Complex Business Documents|
|Level 4 - Managerial Administration - 5 Units|
|Chairing a Business Meeting||Delivering Presentations|
|Legislation Affecting Business Organisations||Team Leadership|
|Staff Training Reviews|
Assessments are carried out in the workplace in real life situations and a witness is required.
|Level 3 - Professional Business Documents Diploma - 6 Units|
|Touch Typing and Speed Development (interactive typing program)||Advanced Business Letters|
|Complex Tables||Producing and Editing Multi-page Reports|
|Audio Transcription||Mail Merge|
Timed exams for this Diploma. Resits available if required.
|Level 3 - Executive Assistant Skills Certificate - 5 Units|
|Confidence Building and Self Esteem||Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health|
|Communication Skills - Body Language, Listening and Answering Skills, Telephone Techniques||Relationship and People Management skills|
|Social Media and Networking Skills|
|Level 3 - Leadership Skills Certificate - 5 Units|
|Team Leadership Skills||Performance Management|
|Coaching and Communication||Managing Projects|
|Level 3 - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - 4 Units - Additional Option/Cost|
|Teeline Theory||Speed Development from 40 wpm to 70 wpm|
|Business Correspondence Dictation and Transcription||Minutes of Business Meetings|
There are 2 text books with this Diploma. You will also need a shorthand notebook and biro.
Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options
Shorthand - additional option - special discount rate
|15% Discount for Paying in Full|
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
|10% Discount for Paying Quarterly|
You can complete the course over 12 months.
Each quarter payment £528
Choose as and when you buy the next module(s) to suit your study plans and budget.
You can choose to study only specific modules providing a bespoke course option.
|£62 per module for 38 modules|
|PAYG - Pay as you go - Monthly Subscription|
No interest charged and no finance agreement. You can pay monthly by standing order.
You can stop your course at any time you wish.
|You can decide on the monthly amount you pay to suit your own budget.
The course programme is spread over the payment plan.
This enables all students to study with us no matter what their budget.