PA Diploma

Our home study/distance learning  PA Diploma Level 3 qualification accredited by NCFE CQ plus 400 CPD points/credits is designed to provide you with a shorter course than our Executive PA Diploma course, if you wish to focus on key modules and complete a course more quickly.

You have the option of adding on more modules later to gain the full Executive PA Diploma – 2-year time limit applies.

The PA Diploma is suitable for beginners as well as those already working as a PA/Secretary/Administrator who are looking to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills and who wish to develop their skills further to boost confidence and increase job opportunities.

Upon completion of this course you would be able to apply for PA positions.

Average salaries for PAs is £32,500 with the top range exceeding £40,000 in the London area Reed – 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 – to suit your budget, lifestyle and other commitments.  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 less than 6 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 15 months.


Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 400 CPD points/credits

This course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded 400 CPD points/credits and the:

CQ10458 – PA Diploma (Level 3) accredited by NCFE CQ

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 accreditation.


Course Content

Included in the course 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.

IT/Computer Section - Microsoft Office
Word - Word ProcessingExcel - Spreadsheets and Charts
PowerPoint - Electronic PresentationsOutlook - Email and PIM
Internet Browsing Software

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.

Administration Section
Managing Business EventsManaging Business Trips
Managing Business MeetingsDiary Management
Composing Complex Business Documents
Business Documents Section
Advanced Business LettersComplex Tables
Audio TranscriptionMail Merge
Touch Typing and Speed Development - using our interactive program - Speed exam
Level 3 - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - Additional option - special discount rate - £180
Teeline TheorySpeed Development from 40 wpm to 70 wpm
Business Correspondence Dictation and TranscriptionMinutes of Business Meetings

There are 2 text books with this Diploma.  You will need a shorthand notebook and biro.

Start Dates with Availability

Start DatesStatus
6 June 201960% Full
4 July 2019Enrolling Now!
22 August 2019Enrolling Now!
5 September 201920% Full

Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options

Course Fees
£1,175
15% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
£998
10% Discount for Paying Quarterly
You can complete the course over 12 months.
£1,057
Each quarter payment £264
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

If you would like to enrol on this course:

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Email: info@lewiscollege.co.uk

Phone: 0800 500 3096

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  • Course Title
  • Month you would like to start
  • Which payment option you would like to choose

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