Virtual Assistant Diploma

About this Virtual Assistant Course

Our Virtual Assistant Diploma course covers all aspects of the Virtual Assistant role.  From the core IT and Administration skills through to key Personal Development skills required to manage the role, as well as the more advanced IT side such as video conferencing and applications used for collaboration and communication.

In addition the course includes a range of skills and topics to help you register with VA online providers looking to recruit as well as guidance on setting up and running your own Virtual Assistant business eg where to find small business support and possible funding, legal considerations, marketing, creating a business website etc.

This is a comprehensive course for the Virtual Assistant role, with many transferable skills included. 

The course includes a Level 3 Diploma and a Level 3 Certificate accredited by NCFE CQ.

Course Fees and Payment Plans detailed below.


Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

This qualification includes the following individual diplomas and certificates:

CQ10458 – PA Diploma (Level 3)

CQ10472 – PA Skills Certificate (Level 3)

Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) (if you choose this additional option)CQ10458CQ10458

The Executive Assistant Diploma is accredited by NCFE CQ and The CPD Group

Level 3 is advanced level and the customised qualifications included with this course have 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 1 text book included in this course plus a wide range of course material. Demonstration videos, worked examples, build up exercises, information booklets, audio files and an interactive typing program.

Tutor Support Qualified and experienced tutors will be working with you throughout the course. They will provide feedback to submitted work, guidance and tutoring via email. You will also have 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 18 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 – you choose! However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 4 months.

100% Complete at home The whole course, including Assessments can be completed at home.

Careers and Business Advice  CV design, registering with VA online providers, setting up own Virtual PA business.


Course Content

22 Units / 18 Months

  1. Diary Management
  2. Business Meetings
  3. Business Trips
  4. Business Events
  5. Composing Business Documents
  1. Word – Word Processing
  2. Outlook – Email and PIM
  3. Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts/Graphs
  4. PowerPoint – Electronic Presentations
  5. Teams – Digital Collaboration and Communication
  6. Zoom – Video Conferencing
  7. Internet and Web Research
  1. Advanced Business Letters
  2. Complex Tables
  3. Mail Merge
  4. Advanced Audio Transcription
  5. Touch Typing and Speed Development – Interactive Program
  1. Confidence Building and Self Esteem
  2. Organisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Relationships and People Management Skills
  5. Social Media and Networking Skills

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

Payment Options

Pay in Full

£ 1216
  • Save £304
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Complete in 4 Months
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Pay Monthly

£116.92 PER MONTH
£ 1520
  • Deposit £116.92
  • 12 Monthly Payments

Pay Quarterly

£380 x 4
£ 1520
  • Deposit £380
  • 3 payments of £380

Virtual Assistant Diploma - Start Dates

  • February 2022
  • March 2022
  • April 2022
  • May 2022

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Next Steps

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