Secretary Certificate

Our Secretary Certificate NCFE CQ qualification is a short course studied through distance learning/home study and is suitable for those looking to have a career as a Secretary and who wish to study the key modules only.

The course is suitable for beginners starting off their professional career.  It is recommended upon completion of this course, students study the Executive Secretary or PA Diploma course to enhance their career further.

The course is particularly popular with our international students outside Europe where English is not their first language as the course provides training without being too demanding in written English.

The average salary for secretaries in the UK is £27,000 Reed – Secretary Salary Check.

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  • Course Content
  • Qualification Accreditation
  • Course Fees, Payment Options and Discounts

Accreditation – NCFE CQ

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

10463 CQ- Secretary Certificate (Level 2)

NCFE Customised Qualifications LogoWe are an approved NCFE CQ registered Centre. NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally. Level 2 is intermediate level and the Secretary Certificate 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.


Course Content

IT/Computer Skills – 4 Modules

•     Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts
•     PowerPoint – Electronic Slide Presentations
•     Outlook – Email and PIM
•     Internet and Web Research

Administration – 6 Modules

•     Supporting Business Trips
•     Supporting Business Meetings
•     Supporting Diary Management
•     Composing Business Documents
•     Role of the Secretary
•     Using Office Equipment

Business Documents – 5 Modules

•     Touch typing and speed development – using our interactive program – Speed Exam
•     Business letters
•     Tables
•     Producing and Editing multi-page reports
•     Audio Transcription

Course Fees and Payment Options

Course Fees £750

Discount for paying in full – course fees reduced to £625 and you can complete the course as quickly as you wish

Pay quarterly – each quarter payment = £187.50

You can also choose to pay a higher monthly amount to complete the course in a shorter time if you wish.

The course is open for up to 12 months for all students.