Testimonials

Amanda A – PA Certificate – completed June 2019

I enjoyed working through the lessons because they could be completed at my own pace.

The courseware was pitched at a perfect level, the quantity felt like I was getting value for money and it provided support for all ability levels.

The assessments were very well written and they pulled together all the elements that had been taught in the lessons without making me feel that I was just repeating the lessons.

The assessment instructions were very easy to follow, it also helped that at the end of each unit there was a mock one to complete that helped to build confidence.

I had excellent support. They helped whenever I struggled to understand and were very reassuring whenever I was concerned.

I really enjoyed completing this course, I learnt a lot of skills that will definitely benefit me as a PA.


Petra P – Executive PA Diploma – completed June 2019

I enjoyed the modules which involved creativity and practical exercises. I loved the IT part of the course and then also the ones that involved preparing business documents etc.

My tutors were great and answered all the questions I had. I felt very supported.


Daniela S – Executive Secretary Diploma – completed June 2019

I enjoyed every aspect of the course and I found it very accurate and informative.

The instructions were very easy to follow and it represented no challenge to understand them.

The course was very well structured and now at the end of it I feel I have enough knowledge to have a fresh new start in Secretary/PA field.

The Assessments were very interactive, challenging and fun and I enjoyed them very much!

The tutor support was amazing and all the time very supportive.

I would like to thank to my tutors/professors for all the support and advice given all throughout the course.


Joanna T – Executive PA Diploma – completed May 2019

I especially enjoyed working on a variety of projects as it was satisfying to see the results, for example, designing a newsletter or creating a presentation.

The instructions were easy to follow. Tutors provided additional explanations if it was necessary.

The necessary course information was provided for every Unit. Tasks and assignments enabled me to prepare for Assessments which I had no problem completing.

The Assessments were well designed, easy to follow. The full explanation was always provided in the storyline. Under the storyline, there was a clear description of what is exactly required from the student.

The support was fantastic. I could not ask for more.


Katie N – Executive Assistant Diploma – completed May 2019

Powerpoint, Excel & organising meetings and events – they all provided practical tips that I applied to my role as I went.

All tutors were very friendly and helpful along the way.


Natalie C – Medical Secretary Diploma – completed May 2019

I really enjoyed the Medical Terminology units because I found them so interesting and I loved the learning style of those units. I also enjoyed the parts of the coursework where I got to create information sheets and leaflets, as this was something a bit different and allowed me to be creative.

The way in which everything was explained was very easy to understand and the examples given were really helpful.

The books that I was supplied with were fantastic. They were full of information, even more than what was covered in the course, so this really allowed me to learn about these subjects in depth.

I found the assignments challenging, in a good way. The personal development units, for example, really pushed me to think about the subjects in depth.

I found the assessments were suitable for this course. They were the right amount of challenging, enough to push me, and I found that they went over everything covered in the course work.

I found the assessment instructions easy to follow and they were all laid out in a way that made them easy to understand. They were very clearly written.

Sally was fantastic and always explained everything really well. Simon and Rebecca were great, too. They always seemed happy to help. Penny was always really friendly and lovely to speak to.

I’ve loved my course and gained even more from it than I thought I would. It’s been great.


Victoria R-H – Executive PA Diploma – completed May 2019

I enjoyed learning how to use some of the Microsoft applications that I had not used much before. I enjoy using the applications, so to improve my skills and knowledge was great. I also enjoyed learning how to write a business letter correctly, much more to it than I realised.

I had everything I needed and if I didn’t (which barely happened) I would just ask my tutor who was always helpful and quick to respond.

The assignments prepare you well for the assessments.

Overall, I really enjoyed the course.  Thank you to everyone at Lewis College who supported me.


Natalia L – Executive PA Diploma – completed in April 2019

I have enjoyed the flexibility that an online course provides. I had the chance to change the order of the lessons, and to schedule my learning progress according to my availability.

I have found that the instructions for each lesson were easy to follow, and I specially appreciated the fact that each IT lesson had exercises incorporated in the lesson, which meant the practice were already inserted into the lesson and not dissociated from it. When it was the time to do the assignments I felt that I had already familiarized myself with the program.

I felt I had sufficient support throughout all my course from the tutors, and when I felt I needed more practice, they would send me extra mock tests, which helped me gaining confidence and improving my abilities.

I really think the assessments were quite suitable for the course taken. And I also enjoyed the extra lessons on Personal Development offered by Penny. It is my personal opinion that is quite relevant to develop skills relating to networking, how to deal with conflicts in the work place, how to develop confidence and how to deal with your boss’ demands.

I found the tutors I worked with to be easily approachable and supportive of me all through my course. I always found that they were easy to contact and solve any doubts I might have had.


Kate T – Secretary Certificate – completed March 2019

I have just finished studying an NCFE CQ Secretarial Certificate and Speed Keying qualifications with Lewis Secretarial College.

I can honestly say this long- distance course has been the best thing I have done. I am so thankful to my tutors Simon and Rebecca for the ongoing support they have given me throughout the course; pushing me to achieve, always being available to answer any queries, being patiente and encouraging me when I didn’t understand, and for being so down to earth and friendly.

Having these qualifications on my CV has already opened doors for my future career as I have been successfully appointed in an administrator post, the knowledge and understanding I have gained from this course has helped me to achieve this position.

I can’t thank Lewis College enough for helping me on my way to my dream job and the future me.


Elizabeth N – PA Certificate – completed February 2019

All aspects of the course were enjoyable even the ones that I had not experienced before for example Audio Transcription.  No issues with lesson instruction once I got into the course and you can always ask questions which I always did if I wasn’t sure about something.  In the assignments/tasks were fine once I got used to them, they were just at the right level for me.  I enjoyed the course and made me think of new ways I can improve my job, which I love but time to do something different – I have already signed up for another course with yourselves.


Gabriella S – PA Certificate – completed February 2019

I enjoy the whole course, but the best was the touch typing because I wanted to learn that.  When I had problem with any lessons my tutors did everything to understand that.  All assignment was easy and understandable, because each unit builds to the other.  I am Hungarian and my English is not perfect but the Assessment instructions were easy to follow.  Everybody was helpful and friendly during the course, when I did not understand something they tried to explain with other way.


Ellen P-G – Medical Secretary Diploma – completed February 2019

I honestly don’t think the tutors can do any more for the students, they are exceptional.  Lesson instruction were easy to follow, because it explained step by step everything.


Rebecca L – Medical Secretary Diploma – completed January 2019

Each tutor I came across was very knowledgeable and replied very quickly to any of my questions or concerns. I passed each of my exams first time round so I can only thank the tutors for their expertise for that.

Overall, I was very pleased with my course and if I seek further courses in the future I will definitely be returning to Lewis College.


Allison M – Executive PA Diploma – completed December 2018

I enjoyed all aspects of the course, particularly the ‘technical’ IT modules. Something I lacked confidence in prior to the course. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

The instructions are easy to follow providing you follow each lesson fully. Plus, you have the confidence that if you are unsure, your tutor is on hand to respond to any queries in a timely manner.

I had everything I need using the Microsoft package on my laptop and was provided with added learning material and research tools for any subject that was in-depth.

I started looking at EA roles and PA roles and many of the requirements in the job specs were covered during the course which I was delighted about.

Modules are very easy to follow as they are incremental and given to you in step by step lessons. My tutor would often ask for something back on completion to check that I was on the right track before moving on which was great and gave me plenty of confidence.

I found Penny, Jane, Simon and Rebecca very supportive and helpful. Simon however really stood out. He assured me that there were no ‘silly questions’ and was very patient while I was asking them! He would always double check that I understood what was expected of me and would break things down for me if I was struggling.

A thoroughly enjoyable course and experience that has given me the tools and confidence I needed in my role and future roles.


Rachel C – Executive PA Diploma – completed December 2018

I feel all the assessments provided were suitable for each unit, they helped me understand each unit a little more in detail and show what my strong points were and what I needed to focus on. I feel fully confident in each unit I completed.

The course is a great one and it covers everything I feel I would need to excel as an executive assistant.

Simon, Rebecca and Penny are the main tutors I had, and I am happy with the amount of support they have given me, each time I had a query they were understanding and helpful.

I have overall enjoyed my time with this course, and I have recommended it to a few people I know, I will be using Lewis in the future to keep myself up to date with new procedures and adding skill sets to my C.V.


Rachel P – Office Administrator Diploma – completed November 2018

All the course was fantastic from the course material, to the lecturers, to the people at the college when phoning and the most important bit was the fact, I felt supported throughout the course and I was never alone.

The Lessons were easy to follow and showed you everything that you needed to know from the unit and then to get you ready for the Assessment.

The Assessments were detailed to the unit and incorporated the lessons within it. Which made you really think about what you had learnt and made sure you remembered what you had learnt too.

The Assessment Instructions were easy to follow as well as all the other instructions. This then was easy to complete the tasks that were necessary.

The tutor support was amazing, always there when needed and if they hadn’t heard from you in a while will always check you are okay with the work you had and if you needed anymore. I also love the fact that when you do distant learning course that they introduce themselves and tell you about themselves, this to me makes it more personal and that you feel like you know the person on the other side of the screen.

I really loved this course it was worth the money I paid and will look forward in getting my certificate and getting a job to go into the career I want. I would also consider doing the Level 3 and maybe see what other courses they have available, as I would go back to yourselves to get the best courses available for distance learning.


Linda M – Executive Assistant Diploma – completed November 2018

I enjoyed the units on Microsoft Office as well as the assistance that the tutor provided.

Lesson instructions were very easy and if I needed to clarify anything, my tutors were very helpful.

With the course I could find a job as office assistant and then I’ve been promoted to Junior Executive Assistant.


Colin M – Executive PA Diploma – completed October 2018

Tutor Support was excellent! They got me through everything!

 #ThanksGuys&Girls.

Overall, I enjoyed the learning process and I am happy. I would 100% recommend.


Julie M Executive PA Diploma – completed within 8 months – September 2018

I enjoyed all aspects of the course, it was interesting and I learnt a lot of different useful things.

All course work had really good instruction and was detailed very well.  If there was a problem you could contact one of the tutors who were extremely helpful.

All tutors were extremely helpful, they were all very friendly , great people to work with.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and working with the tutors.  I have learnt a lot which will help in my career.  I would definitely recommend this course to others.


Daniela S – Secretary Certificate – completed August 2018

After finishing the course now I can say I am really happy with the amount of information given in each lesson and I can see improvement in my writing skills, I am more organized and I feel more confident  than I used to be before .

The course is well designed, the lessons are well presented, with good examples, very interactive as gives the students the opportunity to use their common sense, organisational skills and do their own research same like it would happen in a real job situation.

The teachers/tutors were brilliant, very helpful all the time, very communicative and supportive when I needed help.

I am very pleased for having the chance to meet such lovely persons that supported me throughout.

The course was very educational, fun and interactive, after each lesson I felt that I learned like it would have been in a classroom and not an online course, teachers were amazing and supportive.

I totally recommend this course to everyone who wants to try for a career change or just to improve their skills.


Rachel D – Executive PA Diploma – completed course in July 2018

The support I received from the tutors, very helpful, fast responses and always happy to help.


Roslyn R – Medical Secretary Diploma – completed July 2018

I really, really enjoyed doing this course, I thought at my age I might struggle going back to studying, but the lessons were enjoyable, and the help was always there when I needed it. As much as I wanted to complete and pass the course I didn’t want it to finish as I was enjoying it so much.


Maureen O – Nigeria – Executive PA Diploma – completed June 2018

I say a big thank you to you all there at Lewis college my coordinator Simon Scaysbrook, he is awesome, Rebecca Corderoy and Jane Samson my Tutors and Accessors. I thank you all for the knowledge you helped to impact in me. I can’t summarise this appreciation without Penny my principal and first contact in Lewis college, you all are appreciated. It was not easy for me otherwise during this course period, but I tell you that those pains and frustrations are now things of  the past and I can hold my head high and say  that I finally made it.

I hope to continually practice what I have learnt and to still continue to advance in my career even beyond personal assistant.

Once again thank you all.


Diana C – Executive PA Diploma, Leadership Skills Certificate and Executive Assistant Certificate accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed June 2018

Tutors were simply awesome. Approachable, supportive and attentive to my needs.


Lydia M – Executive Administrator Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed May 2018

I was pleased with everything from course work, case studies we had to do, tutors and assessments, keep up the excellent work. The way the course work is tailored for this course has given me confidence in my job and I am currently applying what I have learnt.

I feel I had the best tutors who supported, encouraged and helped me through the course even through the times I was not well, feeling down and mostly the time I felt like quitting studying.

I would recommend anyone who wants to study with Lewis Secretarial College to go for it and I personally would enroll again for any other courses that they offer which maybe of interest to me.

I started Uni last week. Some of the things we were taught i.e. motivation, I was confident to participate and answer questions as I had learnt this.  I am finding some of the topics I will be covering we have touched on them, although at a lower level, but I am sure I will have no difficult tackling them.

I am very grateful for the knowledge I have acquired though your college.  Not only have I managed to secure a place at Uni, but I am constantly improving the way I work and communicate and this has boosted my self- esteem and help me perform better.


Hannah D – Medical Secretary Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed May 2018

Thank you to Penny, Sally, Simon, Rebecca and Jane for all their help and support – I couldn’t have done it without your patience and kindness.


Sophie G – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed May 2018

I enjoyed the variance of the modules, learning and using new skills I perhaps did not think I would learn. I really enjoyed the HR module as that’s given me something to think about for the future for the next step in my career. I enjoyed the design aspect of the course e.g. designing leaflets, posters, PowerPoint presentations etc.


Beata W – Secretary Certificate accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed April 2018

All tutors were very helpful and friendly.  I really liked that they always responded quickly to my enquiries. Additionally, they always provided vast explanations and afterwards I had no doubts. Lewis Secretarial College is excellent!


Naome CSecretary Certificate accredited by NCFE IIQ – April 2018

Diary Management, Internet Web Research, Tables, PIM, Emails, etc. I was understanding these topics more quickly that I kept wanting to do more of the assignments. The examples and lectures were explained such that it was easy to understand.


The course was made enjoyable purely by the help, support and friendliness of all of the members of staff I dealt with. I will definitely miss them and the conversations we occasionally had within the lessons. Thank you!

Katy H – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed April 2018


I would like to thank every tutor I worked with, especially Penny that was always present even through difficult times.

Marion O – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed April 2018


I am so glad that I decided to take this course. It’s given me so much more knowledge that I will now use throughout my career and all thanks to the lovely tutors at Lewis Secretarial College. Thank you for all your help and support!!

Holly P –  Medical Secretary Diploma  accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed January 2018

The tutor support was very helpful and encouraging even when I got it wrong, there was always positivity and a can-do attitude that came across their emails. I would recommend your college as I think the money I spent was worth it!

Giuliana G – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed December 2017

The Executive PA Diploma course is an excellent course – I have gained lots of knowledge and skills, which in turn has boosted my confidence.  I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to become a PA.

Jo J – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed November 2017

The tutor support was wonderful. Sally was especially friendly and helpful but all the tutors were really pleasant and I enjoyed interacting with them as they taught the course.

Erin L – Medical Secretary Diploma  accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed October 2017

Thank you all for the support professionally and personally over the last few years. I will miss speaking to you all.

Susie J –  Poole, Dorset – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed October 2017

I felt tutors were at hand all through the course. Any problems they were happy to help with. Email communication was also dealt with promptly and in a very friendly manner. As a long distance student their guidance through emails was superb.

Firoza D – Dubai – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed October 2017

Overall the tutors were great and very helpful I really like the fact that Penny introduced herself and always made her emails personal it felt like I was talking to a real person on the other end of the email. A completely great online college I would recommend you to others and hope to study again with you in the future.

Hayley – Executive PA Diploma accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed September 2017

At the end of our student’s course we send them a questionnaire so they can provide valuable feedback.  Here is an example of the questions and one response…..

1 – Which aspects of the course did you enjoy?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
I enjoyed all the aspects but in particular I enjoyed medical terminology….it was interesting and my teacher Sally made it look very simpler  with her explanations.

2 – Which aspects of the course did you not enjoy?   Please provide details as to the reason why.
I enjoyed all aspects
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3 – Did you find each Lesson instruction easy to follow or difficult to follow?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
All my teachers  Penny, Sally and Simon were great in explaining and very prompt in coming back to me with my queries. Even though it is an online course I never felt it that way. I felt I was studying regularly from the college.

4 – Did you find you had sufficient courseware to support the underpinning knowledge you required for this course?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
Yes from the very beginning I received medical books and dictionary for Medical terminology course and for other aspects all the appropriate lessons was sent time to time…

5 – Did you find the assignments/tasks you had to complete easy or difficult to complete and why?
I think my teachers were so good that they made even the difficult bit very easy. Had no problems at all.

6 – Did you feel the Assessments were suitable for this course?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
Yes the skills required for secretarial job has been covered.

7 – Did you find the Assessment instructions easy or difficult to follow?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
It was easy to follow.

8 – What recommendations (if any) would you like to make to the development team for this course?
I think the course is perfect.

9 – Did you find the tutor support helpful and friendly or more support could be provided?  Please provide details as to the reason why.
They all are very friendly and considerate….wonderful teachers

10 – Please add any further comments you would like to make.
I would definitely recommend Lewis college to all students who want to do course online. Lovely and supportive teachers with great experience.
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Priyanka – Medical Secretary Diploma  accredited by NCFE IIQ – completed September 2017

I was delighted to get a Distinction for the AMSPAR Medical Terminology course.

I would like to thank my tutor Sally for all her help and support during the course.  I would not have got that result without her expert guidance from start to finish.  She is brilliant and an asset to the college!

Stacy D, Slough 2017

Thanks ever so much for everything. I really enjoyed doing my course with your college and found the tutoring to be excellent. If I decide to add to my list of qualifications, I will definitely check with you first.

Thanks again, and wish you all a great year at the college.

Dawn P, Colchester, 2017

I did enjoy the whole course. In each module, I have learnt a lot. So happy I have chosen this course.  All instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

The course materials were provided in the right length, enough to understand the subject, not to get bored while studying and write proper assessment. Sometimes I did further research online to get extra info while completing the assessment e.g. business organizations to show my extra knowledge.
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I think the course is designed very well.

The tutors are the best in the world, so patient, kind, friendly and very encouraging supportive. I was very happy with them. Thank you
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Kasia C, London 2017

The tutor support was always exceptional. Responses always prompt, courteous and helpful.

Robert D, Birmingham

Many thanks for your support with this qualification, it’s been a great course…

AC, UK

Thanks again for a really enjoyable course and for your support throughout.

PH – Northern Ireland

I am so glad I joined this course.

I am so confident in applying my IT skills.

I am able to secure this job just because I am qualified at level 3 ITQ diploma.

They said they would be looking forward to see my progress with the course.
[expand title=”Read More”]My employers felt that the combination of courses that I have taken was very interesting at the same time very essential to shortlist me for this job.

So I am very grateful to you and the faculty at the Lewis college who are very supportive and very patient.

The best choice I have ever made.

The course has been helping me a lot in my work where I use PowerPoint, Excel, word, outlook, create reports and questionnaires etc.

Thank you very much for giving me the confidence to enter a field which was completely new to me.
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Sangeetha, Oxford

When I first decided to get a secretarial qualification, I just did a google search. What drew me to Lewis College was the story of how it began. From the moment I sent my first query to now, when I have completed my course, I have always felt very welcome and like part of the family.
[expand title=”Read More”]With a tutor the other side of the phone or email, who is happy to help, and offer kind and encouraging words to pick you up and put you back on the path to success. There were a few times during my course where I thought I would never make it. But thanks to Penny and the wonderful team of tutors, I brushed myself off and carried on. Now that I have qualified, I have mixed emotions. I am thrilled that I have my qualification and can begin to look for new challenges in my career. I am also sad that it is over. If in the future I decide to add to my qualifications, Lewis College will be my number one choice. Whether you study on campus or hundreds of miles away, you can always count on a professional team to be there for you.
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Joanne, Newark