Designed to provide the skills required to be an attractive prospect to top employers, the Diploma Level Executive PA Course is arguably the most popular PA course on offer at Pitman Training in London and Manchester.
Some of the benefits of our Diploma Level Executive PA Courses are:
- You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification
- You can start and study our PA courses at any time
- Choose from four fantastic locations, or study at home
- Study daytimes, evenings, Saturdays or a mixture
- Get exemptions for skills you already have
- Qualify in as little as 16 weeks or take up to a year
Diploma Level Executive PA Course – What’s Covered
This high level Executive PA Course equips students with the skills required to become an outstanding member of any management team, with tests at the end of each module to highlight their ability.
Pitman Training’s Executive PA Course (Diploma Level) is made up of 13 core modules plus 4 elective subjects.
The core modules are:
- Introduction to Touch Typing Course
- Keyboard Speed Development Course
- Microsoft Word Intermediate
- Microsoft Word Advanced
- Microsoft Excel Intermediate
- Microsoft Excel Advanced
- Microsoft PowerPoint Course
- Microsoft Access Course
- Microsoft Outlook Course
- Audio Typing Level 1
- Effective Business Communication
- “Go Get That Job” – Develop your CV writing and interview skills
- Successful Meetings and Minute Taking
Don’t worry if you can’t decide – our Course Advisors will help you determine which mixture of electives is best for you, basing suggestions on your career aspirations and past experience.
Our self-paced learning methodology means you can study our PA courses at your own pace, with our friendly, supportive tutors on hand to help you if you have any questions, or get stuck.
Our training centres are laid out like offices, and offer the latest PC’s and software to keep your skills at the forefront of employer demand.
The courses are audio based and you will receive a handy workbook for each module, yours to keep when you finish for further reference.
You can drop in when it’s convenient for you to study, and can do as little or as much as you like in each session.
We’re open until 8pm most nights, and Saturday as well, so it’s really easy to fit your PA course around your other commitments.
We’re based in four fantastic locations:
If you can’t get to one of our centres, some modules are available on our distance learning programme allowing you to study from home. Just ask a Course Advisor for more information.
Who Should Study The Diploma Level Executive PA Course?
Anybody wishing to become a top secretary, or those who are already working as an Executive PA but would like to have the Diploma to prove it and move up the career ladder should enrol on this PA course.
Our Executive PA Diploma is the most widely recognised senior secretarial qualification of its kind and attracts all kinds of ambitious students, whether quiet or extrovert.
Many of our students have English as their second language, and they often tell us that this course is great in helping them develop their English language skills.
To find out more about how this course can enhance your career, just get in touch with one of our Course Advisors today.
Diploma Pricing Process
What’s special about training with Pitman is that we tailor our diplomas to meet your specific needs.
This not only allows you to get the most out of the course in terms of your career aspirations, but it also ensures that you don’t have to cover any modules that you are already experienced in.
Our Course Advisors will help you pick your “elective modules”, and will be able to assess your skills before you enrol, which will allow them to work out your unique diploma price.
The price includes all your training materials, the first attempt at all exams, unlimited use of our training centre (during opening hours) for up to a year and unlimited support from our friendly, experienced tutors.
When you enquire, don’t forget to ask about this month’s special diploma promotion!
Diploma Level Executive PA Courses – Further Information
This is the Personal Assistant qualification that proves you’re capable of delivering all the office skills an employer could expect – expert use of Microsoft Office, perfect touch typing, organisational skills and shorthand.
In addition to developing your skills as a Personal Assistant, your confidence will grow as you find your ability to apply your knowledge at work develops every day.
By the end of your Executive PA Diploma, you’ll be capable of delivering the highest quality of work to even the most demanding boss.
“The trainers are extremely helpful and friendly, and respond so quickly if you ever get stuck. I found learning mail merge in the Microsoft Word Expert module particularly useful, and I loved the Events Management module – a very valuable way to understand how to run events effectively. I also really appreciated how well Access was broken down – it was a completely new program for me, but I found the lessons really easy to digest.” Sarah Louise, May 2013
“I studied the Executive PA Course (Diploma Level) at Pitman Training in Notting Hill, and I found the course very flexible and convenient, as I could fit it easily around work. The training team were friendly and helpful, and the study environment was comfortable.”
Kay Viyada Deprem
“I am really enjoying this Executive PA course because the lessons are easy to follow and interesting as I’m learning things I’ve never done before. The best thing about the course is the trainers who are always friendly and willing to help.”
Sydney Brooks, May 2013
“I find the method of learning highly usable and enjoy coming into the centre to study for my Executive PA Diploma. I like the learning environment and the trainers are always friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. I definitely feel positive about my course and the training I receive!”
Fleur O’Dell, July 2013
Not sure which electives to choose? Don’t worry – our Course Advisors are there to help you. Here’s what Rachna says “Minute Taking is such a prized skill as a PA – we have noticed it appearing on the majority of job specifications we have sent to us from top agencies. It is essential you have this skill when applying for roles. In terms of electives – I’d recommend adding Shorthand or SpeedWriting to really make employers take notice!”
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PA Courses at Pitman Training
Whether you’re looking to start a career as a Personal or Executive Assistant, or you are already employed in a role but are thinking of developing your career prospects, we have a wide variety of
PA Courses to suit your individual needs.
If you’re interested in Event Management or Bookkeeping, you might want to visit our diploma information page, which will tell you all about the other diploma programmes on offer at Pitman Training in London and Manchester.
Personal Assistant Training – Our Most Popular PA Diploma
If you’re interested in Personal Assistant training that demonstrates to a potential employer that you meet all the essential office skills they require in their staff, this Pitman Training diploma will give you one of the most widely recognised senior secretarial qualifications you can obtain.
This is the Personal Assistant training course that leads to the highest paid jobs.
You work at your own pace, with approachable tutors on hand to help if you need extra support, with regular tests to determine whether you’re ready to progress.
This PA course consists of 13 core modules plus 4 elective subjects.
Our core modules aim to provide you with the most practical skills to develop your career prospects, with modules that teach Touch Typing and Microsoft Office skills.
Our friendly Course Advisors will help you decide which elective subjects to choose, based on any past experience you may have and what you plan to achieve from you qualification.
To find out more, or to enrol on this PA course, just get in touch with us today.