PA Certificate

Our PA Certificate course is a home study/distance learning qualification accredited by NCFE CQ.

You have the option of adding on more units later to gain the PA Diploma and/or Executive PA Diploma – 2-year time limit applies.

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.

This is our shortest PA course and designed to get you working ….. fast!

You would be able to apply for PA jobs once you have completed this course.


Career Salaries

Salaries for junior PAs is £20,000 with the top range exceeding £25,000 in the London area and possibly £30,000 with more experience (www.reed.co.uk/average-salary/admin-secretarial-pa/pa).


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 8 months 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

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

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 accreditation.


Course Content

There are 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.

PA Certificate - Course Content
PowerPoint - Electronic PresentationsExcel - Spreadsheets and Charts/Graphs
Outlook - Email and PIMInternet and Web Research
Business MeetingsDiary Management
Business TripsAdvanced Business Letters
Complex TablesAudio Transcription
Touch Typing and Speed Development using our interactive program - Speed Exam

You will need MicroSoft Office for this course.  Monthly subscription available.  Details on request.

Course Fees
Shorthand - additional option - special discount rate
£655
£240
15% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 3 months or as soon as you wish.
£556
Modular Payments
Choose to study one or more modules at a time.
Choose as and when you buy the next module(s) to suit your study plans and budget.
£65.50 per module -10 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.