Office Management & Administration Courses

Effective office management is essential for the daily operations of any business and includes tasks such as financial planning, bookkeeping, billing, record keeping and the management of personnel, distribution and other aspects of logistics. Training programmes in office management and administration courses prepare delegates with the technical and social abilities to succeed in this role.

Browse a list of courses for new and existing office managers below and ‘request information’ to contact training providers directly.

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Speed Writing - Half Day
GBC Learning & Development
         
(5)
0.5 days
175 GBP
London
This Speedwriting Half Day course is designed to improve participants' minute taking abilities, teaching them a range of specific techniques for...
Speed Writing Course
Souters
         
(1)
1 day
199 GBP
London
This course focuses on speed writing skills and provides you with the capability of increasing the amount of information you...
Success Skills for Secretaries & Administrators
Hemsley Fraser
         
(3)
2 days
999 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Success Skills for Secretaries & Administrators course will introduce you to new skills to develop your confidence and ability...
Successful Meetings and Minutes
Pitman Training Group
6 hours
Multiple (58)
Meetings that aren't managed properly could result in a significant waste of time. A crucial function of effective meetings is...
Taking Minutes
STL
         
(64)
1 day
359 GBP
London
Courses never cancelled. Restaurant lunch. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... This course will benefit both...
Team Secretarial Course
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This intensive 1 day course you with management and administration skills to work effectively within the team. The training programme focuses...
Teeline Fast
Pitman Training Group
35 hours
Multiple (58)
The Pitman Training course in Teeline Shorthand is designed to teach participants shorthand theory and practice quickly. In as little...
Teeline Fast Shorthand
GBC Learning & Development
         
(1)
45 hours
695 GBP
London
Journalists, personal assistants, secretaries, students and minute takers will find shorthand to be a handy tool for producing quick, accurate...
The BMTG PA 2.0 Upgrade Yourself MasterClass
Business Management Training Group Ltd
3 days
Multiple (3)
Far from making assistants obsolete, the rise of technology has made their role increasingly complex and necessary. Indeed, the large...
The Essential Office Professional - Professional Skills for Administrators, Secretaries & Support Staff
Hemsley Fraser
1 day
569 GBP
London
This course is very practical and popular as it quickly imparts the crucial knowledge and skills that empower the new...
The Executive PA
Reed Learning
2 days
799 GBP
London
The Executive PA plays a pivotal role in the management team. This course equips senior PAs with the skills to achieve organisational...
The Executive PA: Moving from Secretary to an Executive PA Role
Centre for Strategy and Communication
         
(34)
2 days
775 GBP
London
As an Executive PA, you hold the special responsibility of providing support to directors and senior managers. This pivotal role in the management...
The Human Resources Administrator / Assistant
CIPD Training
         
(2)
2 days
1,000 GBP
Multiple (2)
Have an understanding and appreciation of the role, scope and function of key HR processes and procedures develop your knowledge...
The Masterclass for Executive Secretaries and PAs
CP Training Consortium
4 days
1,395 GBP
London
The roles of executive secretaries and personal assistants are becoming more and more critical within organisations. With more complex or...
The New PA
Reed Learning
         
(3)
1 day
475 GBP
London
If you're a new PA (Personal Assistant) you might find the role confusing, complex, varied and difficult, particularly at first....
The Professional Executive Assistant
Management Centre Europe
4 days
2,819 EUR
Multiple (4)
The support that you provide as an EA is vital for both your manager and the organisation to achieve corporate...
The Strategic Executive Assistant
Adept Executive Consulting
         
(1)
2 days
995 GBP
Multiple (2)
The Strategic Executive Assistant programme will change the way you view your job. This groundbreaking course, delivered and authored by...
The Team PA
Reed Learning
1 day
395 GBP
London
Providing support to a group of individuals comes with a specific set of challenges. This course will help participants develop...
Typaz
Pitman Training Group
25 hours
Multiple (58)
This course from Pitman is designed to increase work rate and will give participants the ability to touch type at...
Typaz Professional
Pitman Training Group
42 hours
Multiple (58)
This course from Pitman is designed to give participants the skills to touch type with greater speed and accuracy. The...
Type in Two Days
GBC Learning & Development
2 days
595 GBP
London
This Type in Two Days course is an accelerated learning programme designed to teach participants to touch type in just two...
Type in Two Days
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
12 hours
Multiple (2)
This typing course for beginners uses accelerated learning to teach delegates to touch type efficiently and accurately. Delegates will gain...
Typing Course London - Classroom Based
Souters
1 day
299 GBP
London
Being able to type fast and accurately saves many valuable hours of work and personal time. Souters' offers a one...
Update for Company Secretaries
Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company
1 day
545 GBP
London
This course is designed for company secretaries needing a refresher on the updates and changes that have happened within the...
VA Essentials
Pitman Training Group
2 hours
Multiple (58)
This Virtual Assistant course from Pitman is designed to give participants the basic knowledge of what is needed to become...
Virtual Assistant Course
Souters
         
(1)
1 day
269 GBP
London
This course will provide a VA with the tools and knowledge required to establish a Virtual Assistant business. There is no...
Virtual Assistant Diploma
Pitman Training Group
6 weeks
Multiple (58)
Many companies turn to Virtual Assistants for on demand support in a variety of administrative duties such as managing social...
Word for Legal Course
Souters
20 hours
179 GBP
London
This course focuses on Word skills tailored for the Legal Office Environment. The training is offered in Word 2010 and...
Working with More Than One Boss - Successfully Juggling Priorities
Hemsley Fraser
1 day
549 GBP
London
In today's evolving workplace, studies show that nearly half of all Personal Assistants work for four or more bosses and...
Company-Specific / In-House
Administration and Office Management Professional
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
This two week intensive training program is aimed at upskilling office administrators in key areas of role awareness, communication and...
Administration Course
Souters
As required
Nationwide
This business administration course is offered by Souters in the in house/company specific format. The course can be customised depending...
Business Law Course
Souters
As required
Nationwide
This comprehensive Business Law Course is a combination of two courses (Corporate & Commercial Law) and is delivered over four full days....
Certified Executive Personal Assistant (In-House)
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
Worldwide
Equip your office staff with the knowledge and skills to recognise and achieve their full potential within their pivotal roles...
Chairing Effective Meetings
Courtney Associates (Global)
1 day
Nationwide
We've all had the experience of leaving a a poorly structured meeting with the feeling that it's been a complete...
Developing Your PA Potential to Ensure Success - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
The developing your PA potential course is designed for all PAs or Executive Secretaries who would like to improve and...
Effective Meetings
The Matchett Group
2 days
Nationwide
This two day interactive training course consists of a number of activities that allow candidates to practise new skills and develop...
Effective Office Management - In-Company
Centre for Strategy and Communication
2 days
Nationwide
Due praise is often given for an efficient office but an inefficient office often results in stress and discord amongst organisational staff. Co...
Effective Speed Reading™
Illumine Training
1 day
Worldwide
Read much faster (typically x3) – saving valuable time and avoiding wasted effort. Enhanced confidence that you are as well...
Essential Skills for Administrators - In-Company
Centre for Strategy and Communication
         
(5)
1 day
Nationwide
The administration team in any given organisation is responsible for a large span of office functions. Administrators must be consistently flexible to...
Executive Assistant In House Training
Best Foot Forward Training
2 days
1,595 GBP
Nationwide
This in house training programme will provide delegates with a review of best practice for PAs and EAs that will...
Executive PA or EA Course
Souters
         
(12)
As required
Nationwide
Through this CPD accredited course from Souters, participants will develop their skills for success in Executive PA or EA (International) roles. ...
Facilitation / Meeting Skills
MPW Learning
2 days
Nationwide
This highly practical two day training course with MPW Learning is designed to provide teams and delegates with effective facilitation...
Facilitation and Meeting Skills
Illumine Training
         
(2)
1 day
Worldwide
Facilitate discussions and plan, organise and run effective meetings Stop wasting time with inefficient meetings Facilitate to get the best...
Facilitation Skills - In House Training
Reed Learning
2 days
Nationwide
All companies can benefit from more effective and productive meetings , and everyone involved in steering groups will gain by...
Getting the Most out of Meetings In House Training
Best Foot Forward Training
1 day
895 GBP
Nationwide
Depending on how company meetings are organised and managed, they can be a great source of productivity and inspiration or...
Global PA 'In House' Development Programme
Global PA Training Academy
1-5 Days
Nationwide
Are you looking to develop junior PAs or offer Senior PAs in your organisation a refresher course? Global PA Training...
Meeting Management and Facilitation for the Petroleum Industry - MMF - In House Training
PetroSkills
2 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Meetings remain a boon or curse...
Minute Taking Course
Souters
As required
Nationwide
This highly practical Minute Taking training course was designed to provide the participants with the skills to understand and research the subjects...
Minute Taking In House Training
Best Foot Forward Training
1 day
895 GBP
Nationwide
Effective minute taking can can help meetings run more effectively and provide accurate record keeping for future reference. This in house...
Minute Taking Made Easy
Activia Training
1 day
Nationwide
This intensive one day training course has been designed to develop an understanding of the role of a minute taker,...
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Office Management Courses for Administrators, Secretaries and Personal Assistants

Office administration is a critical and fundamental aspect of any business or organisation. Within this spectrum, secretaries, personal assistants (PAs) and office administrators are responsible for a variety of tasks in relation to management support, financial management, record keeping payroll and personnel management. As companies varying in their operations, requirements and resources, administrative tasks can differ from company to company. In specific terms, an administrative role encompasses financial planning, bookkeeping, recordkeeping, organisational management and duties associated with supporting their employing managers. For success in this role, administrators require skills in project management, time management, communication, organisation, bookkeeping and more.

The Evolution of Office Management & Administration

Before the introduction of computer technology and office administration software, administrative, secretarial and PA roles were primarily related to correspondence, operating the reception of offices and assisting management with support tasks.

Today, technology and office software have simplified the duties of administrative professionals, allowing them to become more efficient and take on a larger role in an organisation. This translates into a modern administrator who handles correspondence by email, phone and in person as well as helps manage the finances, payroll and logistics of an organisation. The role of administrator has never been so multi-faceted as it is today.

What is effective office management?

With more than 5 million people employed in office administration in the UK, there have been plenty of opportunities to figure out what works. Effectively, effective office management is efficient, friendly and productive. That is, administrative work encompasses both technical tasks as well as social communication with personnel, managers and clients regarding these tasks. Accordingly, these tasks and communications must be carried out in a timely manner and with sufficient results. Reflectively, the demand for skilled secretaries, office managers and personal assistants is set to rise in the coming year, resulting in an increasing need for quality and diversified training.

Training and Courses in Office Management

Courses and training programmes for secretaries, administrators and PAs typically cover administrative tasks on a general level or focus on one core aspect of administrative work, such as recordkeeping. In the grand scale of task-focused training, delegates of these courses can choose to study courses on audio typing, business writing, creating documents, customer service, health and safety, office software, minute taking, human resources and hone their management skills through management courses.

General courses on office admin are typically built into a larger qualification certificate or dimploma. These comprehensive programmes are usually divided by administrative tasks and can be targeting towards specific industries such as the health or legal industries or towards certain administrative positions, such as secretaries or executive PAs.

Who will benefit from office management training and courses?

As office management is fundamental to any business or organisation, everyone in a position that involves administration of some kind will benefit from professional business administration training. This can refer to professionals who have been recently appointed or promoted to a higher administrative position or newcomers to office administration. Training will also suit experienced individuals moving from specialist roles such as receptionist to wider administrative positions.

Find yourself in short of time to enroll for a long term course, but still interested exploring opportunities in the field of office management? Check these short office management courses.