PA Certificate

Course Duration: Open for 12 months – complete within 2-12 months to suit you!

Qualification: NCFE CQ10459 accredited Level 3 Diploma plus 320 CPD points.

Our PA Certificate course is our shortest PA course and you can study this on line from home. This qualification is accredited by NCFE CQ and is also CPD recognised (Continuous Professional Development).

You have the option of adding on more units later to gain the PA Diploma and/or Executive PA Diploma.

The PA Certificate is suitable for beginners looking to study a short course and wishing to kick start their career.  This short course is also suitable for those with some experience or returning to work and looking to gain recognition for their experience as well as refresh other skills, as well as for those working in other sectors where PA skills would be useful.

Course fees, payment plans and discounts detailed below.


Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

CQ 10459 PA Certificate Level 3

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 the qualification 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.


Course Overview

Course Material  There is 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 12 months, 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. However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 2-3 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 secure a new job or gain promotion whilst studying with us or after they have completed their course.


Course Content

  • Diary Management
  • Organising Business Meetings
  • Composing Complex Business Documents

  • Outlook – Advanced Email and Personal Information Management
  • PowerPoint - Advanced Electronic Presentations
  • Advanced Internet and Web Research

This section of the course develops your word processing skills, using Microsoft  Word.  You will learn core skills as well as some of the advanced tools and features in Word, how to present a range of professional business documents, develop proof reading skills and touch typing skills.

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

We have specific start dates when you can start a course, with limited places available.

Tuesday 7th - Last few places

Tuesday 4th - Places available
Tuesday 11th - Places available
Tuesday 18th - Places available
Tuesday 25th - Places available

Next Step

If you would like to ask any questions, or would like some course and careers advice about working as a PA for a variety of different roles within the business sector, please contact our Careers Adviser, Penny Lewis.