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Admin, Secretarial & PA - Level 1



Course Overview

Personal Assistant Training Course 

Looking for a flexible personal assistant training course to take your career a step further? At BOLC, we offer an extensive range of dynamic online courses to become a secretary or PA, designed exclusively for distance learning.  This endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate is ideal for newcomers, providing an entry-level introduction to this fascinating field. Create your own study schedule and complete your course at a time and pace that suit your lifestyle.  Get to know the everyday duties performed by personal assistants and secretaries, take your telephone skills to the next level and learn how to write professional business letters.  Our dynamic digital learning platform is open 24/7, making it easy to study while maintaining your current commitments.  What’s more, our exclusive PA training programs include all learning resources and on-demand tutor support in the initial course fee as standard.  Get started on your Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate today, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime for more information.

Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?

The value and importance of professional PA and secretarial skills cannot be overstated.  Across all industries and sectors worldwide, PAs and secretaries are the all-round multitaskers that keep businesses running smoothly.  Whether the dream is to climb the ladder with an established organisation or become the trusted PA of a high-profile executive, career opportunities for confident candidates are wide open. This endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate has been designed to lay the groundwork for a successful career in advanced admin and PA services.  With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, you’ll be guided through the basics of the profession and the job functions of the PA or secretary.  After which, you’ll have every opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge to use for the benefit of your career.

Course Syllabus

Our exclusive Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate provides candidates with the opportunity to boost their CVs and career prospects with an endorsed award.  Each of the three modules concludes with an assessment to be taken online, which your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback:

Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary

The fundamentals of PA and secretarial services are discussed in the first module, in which candidates are familiarised with the primary functions and responsibilities of senior admin personnel.  Course content also covers the character traits and qualities needed to succeed in the field, along with the importance of developing strong relationships with employers.

Module 2 - Telephone Skills

Module two outlines the value and importance of refined telephone skills as a secretary or PA, defining what it means to have a professional telephone manner.  Tips and guidelines for more confident call handling are also presented, along with how to take accurate messages, when and how to screen incoming calls, dealing with difficult callers and caller redirection.

Module 3 - Writing Business Letters

Concluding the course, module three guides candidates through the process of creating some of the most common types of business letters and general office communications.  Learners consider the basic structure and layout of several standardised business communications, along with the unique challenges of penning letters on behalf of others and the main differences between internal and external communications.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £40

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £14

Pay in Full: (£40 Discount) £140

Accreditation

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 Brentwood open learning college 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 Brentwood open learning college 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. 

Career Path

This Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate could pave the way for a successful career in almost any aspect of high-level admin. For some, the dream is to climb the corporate ladder and secure a prestigious position with an established employer. For others, it’s all about becoming the personal PA of one high-profile individual, politician, entrepreneur or celebrity. Wherever you see yourself five years from now, you’ll be a step closer to making it happen with a Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate. With experience, professional PAs and secretaries can earn anything from £20,000 to more than £50,000 with endless additional perks and privileges. 

Who Should Take This Course?

With demand for skilled secretaries and professional PAs at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to consider a career change. This Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate could be the ideal course for the following applicants:

  • Candidates with confidence and ambition
  • Admin personnel pursuing promotion
  • Natural multitaskers with outgoing personalities
  • Anyone looking to set up solo as a pro PA
  • Newcomers exploring PA services for the first time
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employability

Sign up online and gain instant access to our 24/7 digital learning platform, with all the resources you’ll need to complete your studies.  Enrol today, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime for more information.

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

Start Date
Ongoing



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Course Cost

£ 140

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£ 180

SAVE
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Admin, Secretarial & PA - Level 1



Course Cost

£ 140

WAS
£ 180

SAVE
£ 40



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

Start Date
Ongoing





Course Overview

Personal Assistant Training Course 

Looking for a flexible personal assistant training course to take your career a step further? At BOLC, we offer an extensive range of dynamic online courses to become a secretary or PA, designed exclusively for distance learning.  This endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate is ideal for newcomers, providing an entry-level introduction to this fascinating field. Create your own study schedule and complete your course at a time and pace that suit your lifestyle.  Get to know the everyday duties performed by personal assistants and secretaries, take your telephone skills to the next level and learn how to write professional business letters.  Our dynamic digital learning platform is open 24/7, making it easy to study while maintaining your current commitments.  What’s more, our exclusive PA training programs include all learning resources and on-demand tutor support in the initial course fee as standard.  Get started on your Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate today, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime for more information.

Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?

The value and importance of professional PA and secretarial skills cannot be overstated.  Across all industries and sectors worldwide, PAs and secretaries are the all-round multitaskers that keep businesses running smoothly.  Whether the dream is to climb the ladder with an established organisation or become the trusted PA of a high-profile executive, career opportunities for confident candidates are wide open. This endorsed Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate has been designed to lay the groundwork for a successful career in advanced admin and PA services.  With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, you’ll be guided through the basics of the profession and the job functions of the PA or secretary.  After which, you’ll have every opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge to use for the benefit of your career.

Course Syllabus

Our exclusive Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate provides candidates with the opportunity to boost their CVs and career prospects with an endorsed award.  Each of the three modules concludes with an assessment to be taken online, which your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback:

Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary

The fundamentals of PA and secretarial services are discussed in the first module, in which candidates are familiarised with the primary functions and responsibilities of senior admin personnel.  Course content also covers the character traits and qualities needed to succeed in the field, along with the importance of developing strong relationships with employers.

Module 2 - Telephone Skills

Module two outlines the value and importance of refined telephone skills as a secretary or PA, defining what it means to have a professional telephone manner.  Tips and guidelines for more confident call handling are also presented, along with how to take accurate messages, when and how to screen incoming calls, dealing with difficult callers and caller redirection.

Module 3 - Writing Business Letters

Concluding the course, module three guides candidates through the process of creating some of the most common types of business letters and general office communications.  Learners consider the basic structure and layout of several standardised business communications, along with the unique challenges of penning letters on behalf of others and the main differences between internal and external communications.

Brentwood Open Learning College offers some free certificate courses. Explore now on our website. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £40

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £14

Pay in Full: (£40 Discount) £140

Accreditation

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 Brentwood open learning college 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 Brentwood open learning college 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. 

Career Path

This Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate could pave the way for a successful career in almost any aspect of high-level admin. For some, the dream is to climb the corporate ladder and secure a prestigious position with an established employer. For others, it’s all about becoming the personal PA of one high-profile individual, politician, entrepreneur or celebrity. Wherever you see yourself five years from now, you’ll be a step closer to making it happen with a Level 1 PA and Secretarial Skills Certificate. With experience, professional PAs and secretaries can earn anything from £20,000 to more than £50,000 with endless additional perks and privileges. 

Who Should Take This Course?

With demand for skilled secretaries and professional PAs at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to consider a career change. This Level 1 PA and Secretarial Certificate could be the ideal course for the following applicants:

  • Candidates with confidence and ambition
  • Admin personnel pursuing promotion
  • Natural multitaskers with outgoing personalities
  • Anyone looking to set up solo as a pro PA
  • Newcomers exploring PA services for the first time
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employability

Sign up online and gain instant access to our 24/7 digital learning platform, with all the resources you’ll need to complete your studies.  Enrol today, or contact Brentwood Open Learning College anytime for more information.

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