Professional Executive PA Diploma.
The Ultimate EA/PA Course!

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Professional Executive PA Diploma

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification in 25 subjects!
    • Start any time – even today, in London or Croydon.
    • Study daytimes, evenings, Saturdays or a mixture.
    • Get exemptions for skills you already have.
    • Qualify in as little as 1 year or take 2 if you prefer.

Something Very Special.

PA TrainingIf your next career goal is to become right-hand person to a very senior manager or director, this is exactly the right qualification for you.

Picture yourself as Alan Sugar’s next apprentice, called upon at all times to deliver reports, figures, facts and forecasts using all the business skills and information technology you can deploy to ensure your boss makes high level decisions accurately and quickly.

As you provide the support, you’ll be learning what it takes to hold the top position in the organisation – and maybe even planning to get there yourself! In fact, it’s fair to consider this as the underpinning for business
management training.

Pitman Training’s Professional Executive PA Diploma is designed to help you operate at the highest levels.
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25 Subjects In Less Than 2 Years!

It’s our most comprehensive programme ever, requiring one year’s full time or two years’ part-time study using both our world renowned self-paced study method and our live classroom seminars.

Studying with the support of our experienced on-site trainers in High Holborn, Notting Hill or Croydon, you’ll learn advanced touch typing, MS Office to expert level, web design, book-keeping, accounts (including Sage Line 50) and payroll as well as enjoying a brief self-development programme and business English.

In addition, you’ll choose four more subjects from marketing, PR, web design or any of the 75 programmes from our extensive course list.


Professional Executive PA Diploma – What Is Covered?

You’ll study all the subjects in the table below plus any four others from our comprehensive course list.

Touch Typing
Typing Speed Development
Effective Business Communication
Meetings and Minute Taking Seminar
Microsoft Word – Beginners to Intermediate
Microsoft Word – Advanced
Microsoft Excel – Begin to Intermediate
Microsoft Excel – Advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Outlook
Event Management Essentials
HR Essentials
Marketing Essentials
Beginners Bookkeeping
Intermediate Bookkeeping
Advanced Bookkeeping
Sage 50 Accounts
Payroll Principles
Sage 50 Payroll RTI
WordPress Web Design
Choose 4 Electives

As all our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choices of electives. Contact Us for details.


How Does The Diploma Work?

You can start this programme at any time and study at times to suit you. To graduate in one year, we estimate you’ll need to
put in approximately 30 hours per week and 15 hours per week to graduate in 2 years. But it’s up to you. The more you can
attend, the more quickly you’ll complete the programme.

You’ll control the speed of your learning, relying on our proven self-paced methodology to help you develop practical business skills and depending on our friendly trainers to provide additional support.


What Is A Pitman Training Diploma Programme?

Our diploma programmes are made up of a number of single courses linked together and and focused on a particular career path. They are built around the student from a mix of “core” subjects and “electives” to allow you to tailor your studies to the needs of the jobs market.

Nationally recognised as proof of your practical ability to do the job, a Pitman Training Diploma could be your first step into a new career or promotion at work.


How Much Will My Diploma Cost?

As our diplomas offer a high degree of tailorability, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choices of electives.

If you’ve already got a high degree of skill in any of the core modules, you may not need to take that particular module, simply taking the exam to prove your ability on your way to earning your full diploma.

Our expert Course Advisors will chat with you and assess your skills to see whether you’re ready for “exam-only” in any of the modules.

And to make studying even easier, we offer a number of pricing plans where you can spread the cost of your studies over up to 10 months.

And don’t forget to ask about this month’s diploma savings when you enquire!


Top Tips for PA’s

Mariola KrauseMariola, our Course Advisor in Holborn says “In this economic climate, there is an expectation for top level Executive Assistant and PA’s to enter a role with an incredibly diverse set of skills already in place. The Professional Executive PA Diploma will ensure every box is ticked and that your skill set will rival the most experienced of PA’s.”

NickyNicky Christmas, founder and editor of top PA blog Practically Perfect PA says “make sure you have regular meetings with your manager, so you know what they’re working on and what you can do to help. When you’re a PA you should expect to be interrupted all the time; the most important thing is that you deal with the interruptions and minimise the frequency.”

Follow Nicky on Twitter for more PA tips.