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Executive Assistant Diploma

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.


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).


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

We are an approved NCFE CQ 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

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 ProcessingExcel - Spreadsheets and Charts
PowerPoint - Electronic PresentationsAccess - Databases
Outlook - Email and PIMPublisher - 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 EventsBusiness Trips
Business MeetingsReviewing Office Procedures
Research and Report WritingHR Recruitment
Diary ManagementBusiness Organisations
Petty Cash ManagementComposing Complex Business Documents
Level 4 - Managerial Administration - 5 Units
Chairing a Business MeetingDelivering Presentations
Legislation Affecting Business OrganisationsTeam 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 TablesProducing and Editing Multi-page Reports
Audio TranscriptionMail Merge

Timed exams for this Diploma.  Resits available if required.

Level 3 - Executive Assistant Skills Certificate - 5 Units
Confidence Building and Self EsteemOrganisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
Communication Skills - Body Language, Listening and Answering Skills, Telephone TechniquesRelationship and People Management skills
Social Media and Networking Skills
Level 3 - Leadership Skills Certificate - 5 Units
Team Leadership SkillsPerformance Management
Coaching and CommunicationManaging Projects
Effective Negotiation
Level 3 - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - 4 Units - Additional Option/Cost
Teeline TheorySpeed Development from 40 wpm to 70 wpm
Business Correspondence Dictation and TranscriptionMinutes 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

Course Fees
Shorthand - additional option - special discount rate
£2,350
£240
15% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
£1,977
10% Discount for Paying Quarterly
You can complete the course over 12 months.
£2,115

Each quarter payment £528
Modular Payments
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.