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Executive Assistant Diploma

Our career-enhancing home study/distance learning and fully supported Executive Assistant Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ is our most extensive course and designed for those looking to have a professional career at the top!

The course is suitable for those already working as a PA/Secretary/Administrator who are looking to gain recognition for their knowledge, skills and experience as well as develop their skills further to boost confidence and increase job opportunities.

Career Salaries

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).

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Studying and Course length

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 will communicate with your tutors directly through email as well as pre-booked Skype or telephone meetings if requested.

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!

You have the choice of studying intensively/fast track (8-10 months), at a regular pace (14-18 months) or a slow pace (18-26 months) to suit your budget, lifestyle and other commitments.

Accreditation – NCFE IIQ

This course is a fully accredited course and upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

IIQ3597 – Executive Assistant Diploma (Level 3) accredited by NCFE IIQ

Comprising the following individual Diplomas and Certificates:

•     IIQ3592 – Professional IT User Diploma (Level 3)
•     IIQ3590 – Professional Administration Diploma (Level 3)
•     IIQ3591 – Professional Business Documents Diploma (Level 3)
•     IIQ3593 – Managerial Administration Diploma (Level 4)
•     IIQ4062 – PA Skills Certificate (Level 3)
•     IIQ4049 – Leadership Skills Certificate (Level 3)
•     IIQ3825 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Optional

We are an approved NCFE IIQ Centre.  NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally.

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.

Course Content

Level 3 – Professional IT User Diploma – Microsoft Office – 7 Modules

•     Word – Word Processing
•     Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts
•     PowerPoint – Electronic Slide Presentations
•     Access – Databases
•     Outlook – Email and PIM
•     Publisher – Desktop Publishing
•     Internet research skills

Level 3 – Professional Administration Diploma – 10 Modules

•     Managing Business Events
•     Managing Business Trips
•     Managing Business Meetings
•     Reviewing Office Procedures
•     Research and Report writing
•     HR Recruitment
•     Diary Management
•     Petty Cash Management
•     Business Organisations
•     Composing Complex Business Documents

Level 4 – Managerial Administration – 5 Modules

•     Chairing a Business Meeting
•     Delivering Presentations
•     Staff Training Reviews
•     Legislation Affecting Business Organisations
•     Team Leadership

Assessments are carried out in the workplace in real life situations and a witness is required.

Level 3 – Professional Business Documents – 6 Modules

•     Touch typing and speed development – using our interactive program – Speed Exam
•     Advanced business letters
•     Complex tables
•     Producing and Editing multi-page reports
•     Audio Transcription
•     Mail merge

Level 3 – Executive Assistant Skills Certificate – 5 Modules

•     Confidence Building and Self Esteem
•     Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
•     Communication Skills – Body Language, Questioning and Answering Skills, Telephone Techniques
•     Relationship and People Management Skills
•     Social Media and Networking Skills

Level 3 – Leadership Skills Certificate – 5 Modules

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

Teeline Shorthand Diploma – 7 Modules – 0PTIONAL ADD ON

•     Teeline Theory
•     Speed tests from 40 wpm to 70 wpm
•     Business Correspondence Dictation
•     Minutes of Business Meetings

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