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Professional Executive PA Diploma

Our PA training can open wide the door to a rewarding career as a Personal Assistant. From here you could progress to a more in-depth Executive Assistant (EA) role where you'll need more managerial level expertise. Alternatively, you could decide to be the master of your own career and use your skills to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA) where you can dictate your own schedule and workload. 

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Take your career to the highest level.

With the Professional Executive PA Diploma you’ll learn how to stay one step ahead, anticipating needs and meeting the demands of this challenging, yet rewarding role.

 

Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 380 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

380-440 hours or 15-17 weeks full-time study

I wanted a career as a PA so chose Pitman as they offered the best course to improve my skills. The support was fantastic. It was a good balance between online learning in my own time whilst also being able to attend in person in a friendly environment whenever suited. All the skills I learned have assisted me in my new job.

- Amelia F.

About this diploma

Our Diplomas give students the confidence to know that you’re one step closer to your dream job, promotion or new career.

If you have your sights set on becoming the right-hand person to a senior director or boss of one of the UK’s top companies, the Professional Executive PA Diploma is the right choice of training for you. You’ll get all the essential skills required to be an indispensable PA or EA, delivering reports, figures, forecasts and reports to enable decision-making at the highest level, quickly and accurately.

There is also an option to undertake some additional AAT training courses to gain a recognisable financial qualification. 

Quite simply this is the most comprehensive Executive PA training available.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors
  • Get the skills in demand by employers

Aims and Objectives

If you’re looking to advance your career towards a Senior Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant role, this is a great training option. Having a skillset which includes financial understanding and knowledge is essential if you want to fully support Senior Board members and Management.

There is also a great opportunity to gain a prestigious AAT (The Association of Accounting Technician’s) Qualification for which you’ll have full access to the AAT online resources (please note this will increase the guideline learning time). 

 

Courses Included

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy.

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touchtyping and keyboard skills. The course takes up to 42 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

alternative Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. In Part 1, you will learn how to use the core features of Excel, such as how to create and format worksheets, use functions, create formulas, and more. In Part 2, you will learn intermediate and advanced-level features of the Microsoft Excel application, such as how to create and edit charts, sort and filter data, use advanced formulas, and more.

PowerPoint

Our comprehensive PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this popular presentation software. Learning with us will teach you how to produce exciting presentations for effective communication in business.

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

 

alternative Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

If you work as a Secretary, Administrator, PA, EA or Office Manager for instance, your role may involve taking notes or minutes at meetings.

alternative Meetings and Minutes Seminar

This one-day tutor-led seminar is one of our most popular seminars ideal for anyone involved in organising meetings and taking notes at those meetings. You'll learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take effective minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time effectively. 

Time Management

Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency. This is the ideal course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time.

Social Media Strategy for Business

Social media is no longer just for keeping in touch with people on the other side of the world. It’s now very much recognised as a crucial business tool and powerful method of communication, no matter what sector you work in.

Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to promote and market your organisation. This course looks at how businesses can maximise their social media presence on this social media platform.

 

Twitter for Business

This short course takes you through the basics of how to get started with this popular social media platform, enabling you to make effective use of it for a number of different purposes.

LinkedIn for Business

This course will bring you up to speed in using LinkedIn in a business environment. You’ll learn how to get the most out of the platform, helping you capitalise on the millions of professional contacts within arm’s reach.

Managing Internal & External Workplace Communications

This course focuses on information flows within organisations and using data effectively. If you have management responsibilities and/or a role that includes knowledge management or internal and external communications, then this course will help you harness information effectively.

 

Leadership skills

If you are new to management or looking to broaden your opportunities, this course will provide key insights into successful leadership and how to make the most of your own leader-ship attributes.

Typaz Speed

With our typaz speed course we’ll increase your work-rate and help you learn to touch-type at up to 40-60 words a minute; what a difference that will make to your productivity and daily work!

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touchtyping and keyboard skills. The course takes up to 42 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Communications in an Organisation

This course focuses on how communications and information are managed within an organisation.

Personal Computer Essentials

In this course, you’ll learn the components and basic operation of the personal computer, covering hardware and software components, application software, and file management.

CompTIA Project+

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage the life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning each aspect, implementation, completion, and evaluation.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose four additional elective courses. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Sales Training

This is an online sales training course. It contains eight modules covering subjects such as the laws and ethics of selling, using market information, preparing and delivering a sales presentation to handling objections and negotiating. 

Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application that is widely used across many employment sectors.

Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Medical Terminology

This course helps you learn commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. Upon completion, you’ll obtain the Pitman Training certificate in Medical Terminology, which is widely recognised by hospitals, clinics, and surgeries throughout Ireland.

Numeric Data Entry

This is a fast, specialist course of 2-3 hours that will teach you how to touch-type using the numeric keypad, essential if you regularly input figures into a computer as part of your role.

Event Management Essentials

Learn some tricks of the trade and really get to grips with event project management to ensure your events are always ones people are talking about for all the right reasons.

Introduction to Irish Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Health and Safety Essentials

This is a flexible study course, so you’ll have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely accessible and useful health and safety course.

Shorthand Fast

If you have completed our Teeline Fast course and want to increase your speed, or are looking to hone your speed skills, then this course is for you.

SpeedWriting

Our SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™ SpeedWriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds over 40 wpm.

WordPress for Business

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing the site and how to develop and enhance it.

 

Executive PA Seminar

This seminar is run on a one or two-day basis and takes an in-depth look at the role of the Executive PA and the importance of this role in any organisation. It is most appropriate for those who have recently been promoted to the role of PA or who wish to progress to a more senior level in the future.

 

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required to study this diploma.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

Our PA training can open wide the door to a rewarding career as a Personal Assistant. From here you could progress to a more in-depth Executive Assistant (EA) role where you'll need more managerial level expertise. Alternatively, you could decide to be the master of your own career and use your skills to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA) where you can dictate your own schedule and workload. 

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Professional Executive PA Diploma Training Centres

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Carlow Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow Enquire &
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Dublin-Swords Pitman Training Dublin-Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin Enquire &
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Dundalk Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth Enquire &
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Galway Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway Enquire &
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Kerry Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry Enquire &
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Kildare Pitman Training Kildare, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas Enquire &
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Laois Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Enquire &
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Sligo Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Wexford Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Enquire &
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Wicklow Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow R93 K409
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Kildare
Pitman Training Kildare, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Dublin-Swords
Pitman Training Dublin-Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 X7FV
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT
Clare
Pitman Training Clare, Unit 10, Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare V95 F3C5
Wicklow
Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow A63 TP65

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