Office Manager Diploma

Our home study/distance learning and fully supported Office Manager Diploma accredited by NCFE CQ is our highest course for those following an Administration career.

The course is suitable for those of you already working as an 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 more demanding roles within business including being responsible for a department or office and applying for Office Manager positions.

Career Salaries

The average salary for Office Managers is £30,000 with some jobs exceeding £35,000 in the London area (

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 20 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

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

CQ10453 – Office Manager 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)
CQ10448 – Managerial Administration Diploma (Level 4)
CQ10473 – Personal Development 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 course 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, marked assignments and tasks, ongoing tutor support.  You will complete untimed Assessments 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 - Personal Development 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
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 £394
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.
£76 per module for 23 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.