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Advanced Certificate in Admin, Secretarial & PA at QLS Level 3



Course Overview

Corporate Secretary Course

Boost your long-term outlook with this endorsed Corporate Secretary Course, brought to you exclusively by Brentwood Open Learning College.  Our extensive catalogue of exclusive Corporate Secretary Courses is open for enrolment throughout the year, making now the perfect time to get started.  Study at a pace and time that suit your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions.  Learn how to take charge of mail services and shipping in an office environment, make travel arrangements, organise meetings, produce professional business letters and manage both internal and external communications.  Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a professional PA or secretary, gaining access to a dynamic and lucrative job market.  Whatever your current position and experience to date, this exclusive Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate could hold the key to the career of your dreams.

Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?

Personal assistants and secretaries perform an extensive range of important administrative duties for their employers.  While some support extensive departments within established organisations, others work exclusively for one high-profile individual.  Successful PAs and secretaries are natural multitaskers, who are able to handle challenging workloads and prioritise duties accordingly.  A position of high responsibility, experienced PAs and secretaries enjoy the freedom to work in almost any organisational setting in any location worldwide.  Demand for skilled secretaries and professional personal assistants is at an all-time high.  From experienced admin personnel to newcomers exploring something new, there’s never been a better time to consider a career as a PA or secretary.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning Centre is proud to offer an extensive range of PA and secretarial courses of unbeatable quality.  This intermediate Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate is ideal for newcomers and existing admin personnel alike, distributed over a series of seven modules as follows:

Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary

The everyday duties and responsibilities of secretaries and personal assistants are outlined in the first module, along with the personal qualities and character traits needed to thrive as a PA.  The various organisational settings in which secretaries and PAs work are also discussed, along with the importance of establishing good relationships with employers.

Module 2 - Telephone Skills

An introduction to advanced telephone skills follows in module two, in which candidates consider the various different types of inbound and outbound calls handled by secretaries.  Various tips are also presented for dealing with elevated call volumes, along with techniques for handling difficult callers, how to effectively screen calls and the importance of taking accurate messages for others.

Module 3 - Mail Services and Shipping

The third module provides a crash-course introduction to mail handling and shipping duties as a Secretary or PA.  The various different carriers and their respective functions/benefits are discussed, along with several important tips for reducing the risk of shipments being delayed or going missing in transit.  Packaging and insurance considerations are also brought into discussion.

Module 4 - Travel Arrangements

Candidates then study the duties of PAs and secretaries where organising national and international travel on behalf of others is concerned.  The pros and cons of making travel arrangements via travel agents are examined, along with how to choose an appropriate method of transportation, the advantages of online bookings and how to make special requests when required.

Module 5 - Organising Meetings

Module five breaks down the process of organising a variety of different types of meetings, while discussing the associated responsibilities of the PA or secretary.  Course content covers the selection of appropriate venues, inviting delegates, providing updates on meeting plans and the importance of consistent communication at all times.

Module 6 - Keeping Accurate Records

The art of keeping accurate records is discussed in module six, in which candidates explore the various different types of records and journals managed by secretaries.  The benefits and drawbacks of hard copies vs digital files are discussed, along with the criticality of making regular backups and the additional challenges faced when working between multiple computers.

Module 7 - Writing Business Letters

In the seventh and final module, candidates are introduced to several standardised business letters as produced by secretaries and PAs.  The functions and characteristics of business letters, personal letters and email communications are discussed, along with the difference between penning a letter personally and writing on behalf of someone else.

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

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Career Path

Studying for a Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate could help you achieve your goals in almost any area of business admin and support services. Whether the goal is to secure a prestigious position with an established organisation or go into business as a private PA, you’ll be a step closer to making it happen with an endorsed award on your CV. Irrespective of your knowledge and experience to date, the high-flying world of the professional PA could be right at your fingertips. Salaries starting from around £20,000 or more, in accordance with location and experience. 

Who Should Take This Course?

Brentwood Open Learning College welcomes candidates from all locations and backgrounds worldwide.  Our intermediate Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate was created by a team of experienced academics with the following applicants in mind:

  • Newcomers to PA and secretarial work
  • Admin personnel pursuing promotion
  • Confident, outgoing and ambitious individuals
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who works in business administration
  • Jobseekers looking to boost their long-term outlook

Sign up online and gain immediate access to our exclusive digital leaning platform. Get started on your Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow!

Course at QLS
Level 3

Endorsement
Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date
Ongoing



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Advanced Certificate in Admin, Secretarial & PA at QLS Level 3



Save 80%

WAS
£ 395

NOW
£ 79



Course at QLS
Level 3

Endorsed By
Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date
Ongoing





Course Overview

Corporate Secretary Course

Boost your long-term outlook with this endorsed Corporate Secretary Course, brought to you exclusively by Brentwood Open Learning College.  Our extensive catalogue of exclusive Corporate Secretary Courses is open for enrolment throughout the year, making now the perfect time to get started.  Study at a pace and time that suit your lifestyle, with no deadlines or time restrictions.  Learn how to take charge of mail services and shipping in an office environment, make travel arrangements, organise meetings, produce professional business letters and manage both internal and external communications.  Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a professional PA or secretary, gaining access to a dynamic and lucrative job market.  Whatever your current position and experience to date, this exclusive Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate could hold the key to the career of your dreams.

Why Study Personal Assistant and Secretarial Skills?

Personal assistants and secretaries perform an extensive range of important administrative duties for their employers.  While some support extensive departments within established organisations, others work exclusively for one high-profile individual.  Successful PAs and secretaries are natural multitaskers, who are able to handle challenging workloads and prioritise duties accordingly.  A position of high responsibility, experienced PAs and secretaries enjoy the freedom to work in almost any organisational setting in any location worldwide.  Demand for skilled secretaries and professional personal assistants is at an all-time high.  From experienced admin personnel to newcomers exploring something new, there’s never been a better time to consider a career as a PA or secretary.

Course Syllabus

Brentwood Open Learning Centre is proud to offer an extensive range of PA and secretarial courses of unbeatable quality.  This intermediate Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate is ideal for newcomers and existing admin personnel alike, distributed over a series of seven modules as follows:

Module 1 - The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary

The everyday duties and responsibilities of secretaries and personal assistants are outlined in the first module, along with the personal qualities and character traits needed to thrive as a PA.  The various organisational settings in which secretaries and PAs work are also discussed, along with the importance of establishing good relationships with employers.

Module 2 - Telephone Skills

An introduction to advanced telephone skills follows in module two, in which candidates consider the various different types of inbound and outbound calls handled by secretaries.  Various tips are also presented for dealing with elevated call volumes, along with techniques for handling difficult callers, how to effectively screen calls and the importance of taking accurate messages for others.

Module 3 - Mail Services and Shipping

The third module provides a crash-course introduction to mail handling and shipping duties as a Secretary or PA.  The various different carriers and their respective functions/benefits are discussed, along with several important tips for reducing the risk of shipments being delayed or going missing in transit.  Packaging and insurance considerations are also brought into discussion.

Module 4 - Travel Arrangements

Candidates then study the duties of PAs and secretaries where organising national and international travel on behalf of others is concerned.  The pros and cons of making travel arrangements via travel agents are examined, along with how to choose an appropriate method of transportation, the advantages of online bookings and how to make special requests when required.

Module 5 - Organising Meetings

Module five breaks down the process of organising a variety of different types of meetings, while discussing the associated responsibilities of the PA or secretary.  Course content covers the selection of appropriate venues, inviting delegates, providing updates on meeting plans and the importance of consistent communication at all times.

Module 6 - Keeping Accurate Records

The art of keeping accurate records is discussed in module six, in which candidates explore the various different types of records and journals managed by secretaries.  The benefits and drawbacks of hard copies vs digital files are discussed, along with the criticality of making regular backups and the additional challenges faced when working between multiple computers.

Module 7 - Writing Business Letters

In the seventh and final module, candidates are introduced to several standardised business letters as produced by secretaries and PAs.  The functions and characteristics of business letters, personal letters and email communications are discussed, along with the difference between penning a letter personally and writing on behalf of someone else.

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

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Career Path

Studying for a Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate could help you achieve your goals in almost any area of business admin and support services. Whether the goal is to secure a prestigious position with an established organisation or go into business as a private PA, you’ll be a step closer to making it happen with an endorsed award on your CV. Irrespective of your knowledge and experience to date, the high-flying world of the professional PA could be right at your fingertips. Salaries starting from around £20,000 or more, in accordance with location and experience. 

Who Should Take This Course?

Brentwood Open Learning College welcomes candidates from all locations and backgrounds worldwide.  Our intermediate Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate was created by a team of experienced academics with the following applicants in mind:

  • Newcomers to PA and secretarial work
  • Admin personnel pursuing promotion
  • Confident, outgoing and ambitious individuals
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Anyone who works in business administration
  • Jobseekers looking to boost their long-term outlook

Sign up online and gain immediate access to our exclusive digital leaning platform. Get started on your Level 3 PA and Secretarial Certificate and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow!

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