PA Diploma

Course Duration: Open for 16 months – complete within 3-16 months to suit you!

Qualification: NCFE CQ10458 accredited Level 3 Diploma plus 400 CPD points.

Student discount card avaialble on this course.

Our online distance learning PA Diploma qualification is accredited by NCFE CQ at Level 3. The course is also CPD recognised (Continuous Professional Development).

This is our middle sized PA course. You have the option of adding on more units later to gain the full Executive PA Diploma.

Course fees, payment plans and discounts detailed below.


Acceditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

NCFE CQ10458 – PA Diploma 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 PA Diploma 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 16 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 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
  • Organising Business Trips
  • Organising Business Events
  • Composing Complex Business Documents

  • Word - Advanced Word Processing
  • Outlook – Advanced Email and Personal Information Management
  • Excel - Complex Spreadsheets and Charts
  • 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
  • Mail Merge
  • Advanced Audio Transcription
  • Touch Typing and Speed Development – Interactive Program

Teeline Shorthand is a very useful skill to have for taking down notes from telephone conversations, instructions and of course for minute taking at business meetings.  Having this skill enhances your CV and enables you to stand out from the crowd as well as helping you to cope with your various roles and responsibilities.

Further details can be found here: Teeline Shorthand


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.