|Course Level||Level 1|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||80 Hours Approx.|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Interested in pursuing a career as a PA? Ready to take your administrative and secretarial skills to the next level? With this exclusive PA course online, the next step in your career journey starts today! Work towards administrative assistant certification online with Oxford Home Study Centre and explore a world of incredible career opportunities. Get to know the job functions and responsibilities of the professional PA, refine your communication skills and master the art of writing professional business letters. Study in your own time and at your own pace, under the watch of your assigned expert tutor. Our exclusive PA courses online come complete with all required study aids and learning resources for unbeatable value for money. Sign up for this endorsed online administrative assistant course today, or contact the team at Oxford Home Study Centre for more information.
Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?
PA and secretarial skills are of universal value and relevance worldwide. Personal assistants and secretaries perform an extensive range of important functions across both public and private sectors alike. To build advanced administrative and secretarial skills is to pave the way for a successful and rewarding career in almost any industry or sector. Open to newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, this introductory Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate provides a fascinating introduction to this diverse and dynamic profession. Whether you’re pursuing promotion or considering a completely new career path, you can count on Oxford Home Study Centre to help you take that next big step.
This fully endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate is open to candidates worldwide, with no prior knowledge or experience required. Course content is delivered over a series of three in-depth modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor:
Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary
The first module presents a detailed overview of the various functions and responsibilities of the personal assistant or secretary. Along with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the field, candidates also explore the personal qualities and character traits of the successful PA. The relationship between the PA and their employer is also examined.
Module 2 - Telephone Skills
The second module turns attention to telephone skills, outlining the importance of polished and professional communication as a PA. Candidates learn how to communicate more effectively and influentially by telephone, screen incoming calls, take messages, redirect calls as appropriate and more.
Module 3 - Writing Business Letters
The course concludes with an introduction to the art of writing professional business letters. Several common types of business letters and documents are presented and discussed, along with helpful tips and guidelines for penning engaging, influential and important letters for internal and external recipients alike.
Paying in Instalments: £140 (Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £10
Pay in Full: (£41 Discount) £99
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford home study centre has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford home study centre to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
An endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate could open the door to a wide variety of career prospects, ranging from high-profile positions with established employers to rewarding self-employment opportunities. The benefits of advanced administrative and secretarial skills extend to almost every professional position in an organizational setting. From entry-level admin workers through to executives and business owners, highly developed admin skills are of universal value. Successful PAs can expect to earn anything from £20,000 to more than £50,000 per year, depending on location and experience.