PA Certificate

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.

Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

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 Overview

You will access your course online via our Lewis College Learning Hub at times to suit you – from your computer, tablet or phone on the move or from home.  You can download all the courseware as you progress through each unit to keep for future reference.

Our qualified and experienced tutors will provide personal feedback, demonstration videos for further guidance, worked examples, support and guidance throughout including mentoring.  We teach beyond the qualification and include additional topics that directly benefit you.

Administration – 3 Units

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

IT Skills – Microsoft Office – 3 Units

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

Business Documents – 4 Units

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

Teeline Shorthand can be added for additional cost of £180 (reduced from £240).

Course Time Frame and Flexible Studying!

The course is open for you to study for up to 12 months giving you plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, illness, moving house etc.

You can study from as little as 2 hours a week, or however many hours you choose, or even full time if you wish to complete the course in less than 1-2 months.  You can study more one week, less the next – flexible and easy to manage your study times to fit in with your lifestyle.

Free careers advice and support for up to 2 years after completion

We offer free careers advice, interview technique guidance and support whilst applying for jobs both during the course and for up to 2 years after completion.  Over 95% of our students secure a new job or gain promotion whilst studying with us or after they have completed their course.

Course Fees – £750

Pay in Full – 20% Discount – £600 – Save £150

Study as quickly as you wish and complete the course as soon as you wish.  You can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer.  Invoices for employers paying can also be provided.

Pay Monthly – Deposit £100 Balance over 8 months – £81.25 pm

Pay by standing order over 8 months.  The course is spread over at least 8 months to match the payment plan.  This option is also open to employers funding the course.

To enrol, please request an Enrolment Form: