PA Certificate

Our PA Certificate course is our shortest PA course which is a home study/distance learning qualification accredited by NCFE CQ and 320 CPD points/credits.

You have the option of adding on more modules 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.

Salaries for junior PAs is £26,000 and in the London area possibly £30,000 with more experience.  See Reed for current salary information – Reed- Junior PA Salary Check.

Scroll down to read about:

  • How you will study
  • Course Content
  • Qualification Accreditation Details
  • Course Fees, Payment Options and Discounts
  • How to Enrol

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!

You can study full time/fast track so you can complete the course as quickly as you wish (some students have completed in 2 months), or part time to fit in around other commitments choosing to complete the course at a slower pace studying from as little as 2 hours-8 hours a week to suit.

Whatever your study or payment plan, the course is open for 8 months.


Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 320 CPD points/credits

Upon successful completion you will be awarded 320 CPD points/credits and 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.

Free careers advice, CV review and job application support included in the course.

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 section of the course.  Monthly subscription available for Office 365 or earlier versions back to 2013 are suitable.  Details on request.

Start Dates with Availability

Start Dates
24 September 2019
1 October 2019
5 November 2019
3 December 2019

Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options

Course Fees
£655
20% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 3 months or as soon as you wish.
£524
****** SPECIAL PROMOTION ******
30% DISCOUNT REDUCING COURSE FEES TO £458
ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2019
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.


How to Enrol

Please complete an enrolment form HERE