PA & EA Training In London And Manchester.
If you want to find out how to start a career as a PA or an Executive Assistant or if you’re already working in such a role and want to become the best you can be, you’ve come to the right place!
Award winning Holborn Training offers nationally recognised Pitman Training PA courses for aspiring PA’s and EA’s plus non-Pitman, cutting edge seminars for experienced people by Adam Fidler.
You can see which is the right programme for you by clicking on the links above.
What’s The Difference Between A Secretary, A PA And An EA?
There’s no official definition but a reasonable explanation would be:
- A secretary may work for more than one boss and will not usually be expected to make decisions on behalf of the organisation.
- A Personal Assistant usually works for one or two bosses and will have much more responsibility for organising and making decisions than a secretary, as well as fulfilling a secretarial role.
- An Executive Assistant will usually work for just one boss and will have input into the organisation’s management decisions, often through being tasked with researching matters and preparing reports. They may also retain some secretarial responsibilities.
How Do I Become A Personal Assistant Or Executive Assistant?
If you’re coming to this career as a newcomer, the best thing to do is take the Pitman Training diploma level Executive PA course.
Depending on whether you study full time or part time (or even somewhere in between), this qualification will take you 3-12 months to complete and is nationally recognised as proof of your practical ability to really deliver.
The Pitman Training one-Day Executive PA seminar forms a part of the diploma and may be taken on its own if you already have some experience, particularly as a secretary.
If you’re really ambitious, you may want to try the 2-year Executive Plus diploma from Pitman Training. This course will give you all the secretarial, accounting and junior management skills you’ll need to become an Executive Assistant.
And if you’re already working as a senior secretary, a Personal Assistant or and Executive Assistant, you’ll love our 2-day seminar entitled “From Good To Outstanding.” It will take you to another level!