|Course Level||Level 2|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Hours Approx.|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Looking for an affordable personal assistant training course that doesn’t compromise on quality? Trust Oxford Home Study Centre to provide the personal assistant training you need at a price you can afford! Whether currently working as a personal assistant or considering an entirely new career path, our exclusive personal assistant courses are open for enrolment right now! This fully endorsed Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate provides a fascinating introduction to one of the world’s most desirable and dynamic professions. Study the job functions of the professional PA, take your telephone skills to the next level and learn how to make important travel arrangements on behalf of your employer. Our complete range of personal assistant courses online is open to candidates worldwide, with no deadlines imposed and no entry requirements to fulfil. Sign up in seconds online, or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre for more information!
Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?
At Oxford Home Study Centre, we offer a variety of courses to become a personal assistant at several levels. Each of which has been designed with one key objective – to pave the way for a successful career in the field. Some personal assistants provide wide-reaching services for extensive teams. Others are hired to assist just one executive or high-ranking leadership figure. It’s also not uncommon for PAs to be hired by celebrities, politicians and elite entrepreneurs. To succeed as a PA, you need a meticulous eye for detail, a tenacious attitude and the ability to multitask at the highest level. In return, successful PAs gain access to an incredibly dynamic and rewarding range of job opportunities worldwide. Whether exploring secretarial skills for the first time or looking to advance an existing career as a PA, Oxford Home Study Centre is standing by to welcome you on board!
All courses at Oxford Home Study Centre come complete with all required study aids and learning resources for unbeatable value for money. Your personally assigned tutor will provide the support you need to successfully complete the course, which comprises four fascinating modules as outlined below:
Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary
The course begins by taking a detailed look at the job functions of the professional PA, presenting the most important secretarial and administrative skills at the heart of the profession. Candidates also discuss the qualities and character traits of the high-performance PA, along with the potential benefits of quality secretarial services from a wider business perspective.
Module 2 - Telephone Skills
The second module helps candidates build an understanding of the importance of telephone skills and an appropriate telephone manner. A series of helpful tips and guidelines for handling internal and external calls are presented, along with the importance of taking accurate messages, how to screen incoming calls appropriately and dealing with excessive call volumes.
Module 3 - Mail Services and Shipping
Module three examines the PA’s responsibilities where mail services and shipping are concerned. The importance of selecting the most appropriate carrier in accordance with the shipment is discussed, along with various factors that can delay or prevent a shipment from reaching its intended destination on time.
Module 4 - Travel Arrangements
Concluding the course, module four guides candidates through the process of making travel arrangements on behalf of their employer. Key topics covered include selecting appropriate methods of transportation, making hotel reservations, ensuring special requests are communicated, the potential advantages of working with travel agents and more.
Paying in Instalments: £340(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £27
Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £280
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 2 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.
A career as an elite PA or secretary could take you places you never dreamed possible. It’s simply a case of building the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to present yourself as the ideal candidate for the job. Most successful PAs and secretaries work their way through the ranks from entry-level admin positions, gaining invaluable experience along the way. Competition for the highest-profile PA positions is fierce, which is where targeted studies could help you gain an important edge. Salaries for PAs and secretaries average around £20,000 at entry-level, with no upper-limits for more experienced and senior personnel.