PA Diploma

Our home study/distance learning, fully supported PA Diploma accredited by NCFE CQ 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.

Career Salaries

Average salaries for PAs is £31,600 with the top range exceeding £40,000 in the London area (

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!

The course is open for 15 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

This course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded 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.

IT/Computer Section - 5 Units - 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.  Details on request.

Administration Section - 5 Units
Managing Business EventsManaging Business Trips
Managing Business MeetingsDiary Management
Composing Complex Business Documents
Business Documents Section - 5 Units - Microsoft Office
Advanced Business LettersComplex Tables
Audio TranscriptionMail Merge
Touch Typing and Speed Development - using our interactive program - Speed exam
Level 3 - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - 4 Units - Additional Option/Cost
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.

Course Fees
Shorthand - additional option - special discount rate
15% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
10% Discount for Paying Quarterly
You can complete the course over 12 months.
Each quarter payment £264
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.
£78 per module -15 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.