Secretary Courses and Secretarial Training

Secretarial courses are as valuable to aspiring or existing secretaries, as secretary roles are to companies. Secretaries are required in practically every sector, from health and social care to education, to politics and other business sectors. Professional training for secretaries helps individuals develop their roles and deliver excellent support throughout all office admin and customer service functions.

Find secretarial courses and improve your office administration skills with the UK's best training providers. Request information to receive personalised details to help you start your training.

3 Day Masterclass for Executive Secretaries
Terrapinn Training
3 days
5,275 SGD
Multiple (2)
This challenging and enjoyable Personal Assistant training course was developed by Personal Assistant Tips to stretch the EA and PA...
Accredited Legal Secretary Course London
Souters
         
(5)
5 days
799 GBP
London
This Legal Secretary Course is designed to provide the student with good understanding of work within a legal office, together...
Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries
London Corporate Training Ltd
2 weeks
3,950 GBP
London
This two week long course in Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries is an in depth training programme...
Advanced Dynamic Office Management & Administration
London Corporate Training Ltd
2 weeks
3,750 GBP
London
This  Advanced Dynamic Office Management & Administration  training programme is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the key...
Advanced Skills of Office Management and E-Secretariat
London Training for Excellence
5 days
2,515 GBP
Multiple (13)
Learning Objectives: Realize the importance of defining and understanding your crucial role as a secretary or office manager. Be able...
An Introduction to Secretarial and PA Skills in London
Souters
         
(1)
2 days with live tutor plus 28 days flexi-time
399 GBP
London
This is a beginner course to provide the skills that can act as a steeping stone to get your first...
Audio Typing - Level 1
Pitman Training Group
15 hours
Multiple (58)
This course from Pitman will teach participants the invaluable skill of audio transcription, which can be applied in many areas...
Audio Typing - Level 2
Pitman Training Group
15 hours
Multiple (58)
This is the best choice for those who want to achieve audio typing skills to the OCR Text Processing Level...
Business Document Production
Pitman Training Group
6 to 8 hours
Multiple (58)
Whether part of secretarial training or another potential role, text processing is an key aspect of producing business documents. Since...
Certificate in Board Secretarial Practice
Informa Middle East
         
(1)
3 days
4,995 USD
Dubai
This award winning 3 day course starts by explaining the different Building Services systems that attendees will encounter during project...
CILEX Level 2 – Legal Secretary Certificate Course
Souters
3 months
899 GBP
London
This Legal Secretary or Legal PA Course is designed to provide participants with further understanding of work within a legal office,...
CILEx Level II: Certificate for Legal Secretaries
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
         
(2)
120 hours
1,775 GBP
Multiple (2)
This CILEx Certificate course for legal secretaries training course is designed to help delegates develop essential and inter related skills...
CILEx Level III: Certificate for Legal Secretaries
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
299 hours
Multiple (2)
This flexible course has been developed to help participants achieve certification at their own pace. This comprehensive course thoroughly equips...
Keyboard Speed Development
Pitman Training Group
         
(1)
50 hours
Multiple (58)
This course focuses on improving your typing speed and accuracy which will in turn increase your efficiency and productivity. This...
Legal Administration Course
Souters
         
(1)
Variable to suit learner
499 GBP
London
Attend this flexible course to gain a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to launch your career as a legal...
Legal Secretary Course
Souters
         
(3)
5 days
799 GBP
London
This comprehensive Legal Secretary course can be delivered as intensive training over 5 days full time, Monday to Friday. The...
Legal Secretary Diploma
Souters
         
(2)
5 days
999 GBP
London
This Legal Secretary Diploma course is designed for people looking to become a Legal Secretary or Legal PA and is designed to...
Medical Receptionist Diploma
Pitman Training Group
6 weeks
Multiple (58)
This Medical Receptionist Diploma programme is designed to make you the best front of house receptionist or administrator in a medical...
Medical Secretary Diploma
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
218 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time
Multiple (2)
Earn your Medical Secretary Diploma and learn the critical skills you need to act as a link between patient and...
Medical Secretary Diploma with City & Guilds/AMSPAR Level 2 Qualification
Pitman Training Group
9 weeks
Multiple (58)
The medical secretary requires specific skills to act as the link between the doctor and patient in and effective and...
Medical Word Processing
Pitman Training Group
6 hours
Multiple (58)
This course enables participants to produce professional looking documents and reports quickly, easily and accurately, and has a specific focus...
Meetings And Minutes Seminar
Pitman Training Group
1 day
Multiple (58)
Organising meetings and taking minutes is a routine aspect of any secretary, PA or EA's job role. This one day...
Minute Taking
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(2)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course helps you write and deliver better notes and action points for official meetings. The aim of this...
Minute Taking
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
6 hours
325 GBP
Multiple (2)
Minute Taking A practical guide Course Objective: To learn how to liaise with the chairperson to prepare the meeting and...
Minute Taking
Reed Learning
         
(4)
1 day
475 GBP
London
Gain the skills you need to be effective and efficient when taking notes in meetings by attending this practical training...
Minute Taking - A Practical Guide
GBC Learning & Development
         
(6)
1 day
325 GBP
London
This Minute Taking – A Practical Guide course provides participants with the possibility to boost their minute taking skills, ensuring...
Minute Taking Course
Souters
         
(1)
1 day
199 GBP
London
This highly practical Minute Taking training course was designed to provide the participants with the skills to understand and research the subjects...
Minute Taking Made Easy
Activia Training
         
(126)
1 day
199 GBP
Multiple (9)
This intensive one day training course has been designed to develop an understanding of the role of a minute taker,...
Minute Taking Made Simple
Hemsley Fraser
         
(2)
1 day
569 GBP
Multiple (4)
Make minute taking a complete breeze. Using a few simple yet brilliantly effective techniques, you can be in total control...
Minute Taking Skills Online
Pitman Training Group
4 hours
Multiple (58)
This course focuses on the latest techniques and technologies for effective minute taking and how these skills can be adapted...
Modern Techniques in Office and Document Management
London Training for Excellence
5 days
2,515 GBP
Multiple (16)
Learning Objectives: Understand the key the concepts of document and records management. Use the concepts of document and records management...
Newly Appointed Administrator
GBC Learning & Development
1 day
325 GBP
Multiple (2)
This one day Newly Appointed Secretary / Administrator course is highly suitable for junior office personnel seeking to expand their...
Numeric Data Entry
Pitman Training Group
3 hours
Multiple (58)
This course teaches participants how to touch type numbers. It takes just a few hours to learn and practice this skill...
Office Skills Diploma
Pitman Training Group
3 weeks
Multiple (58)
Most companies use the same software packages and this diploma teaches participants the most common of these. They will acquire...
Office Skills Diploma
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
87 hours
1,314 GBP
London
Office Skills Diploma Enhance or change your career for the better Practical work ready skills to help get you an...
Professional Receptionist Course
Souters
1 day
269 GBP
London
This CPD Accredited Professional Receptionist Course is delivered in an interactive workshop environment with an experienced live trainer. The trainer...
Professional Receptionist Seminar
Pitman Training Group
1 day
Multiple (58)
This comprehensive one day seminar for Professional Receptionists is designed to illustrate the key skills required to work in reception....
Reception Skills
Benchmark Training
1 day
150 GBP
Leeds
Receptionists within your company create the first impression of your company to visitors, colleagues and clients. Receptionists are either image...
Receptionist Diploma
Pitman Training Group
5 weeks
Multiple (58)
This Receptionist Diploma Programme by Pitman Training is designed to provide participants will the skills and knowledge required to succeed...
Report Writing
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This one day course shows you how to prepare, write and deliver professional reports, by enabling you to define and...
Report Writing
GBC Learning & Development
         
(5)
1 day
325 GBP
London
This Report Writing course has been developed for participants eager to produce professional reports that get their message across in...
Report Writing Course
Souters
1 day
199 GBP
London
This intensive one day Report Writing training course has been designed to give an intense insight and hands on guide...
Report Writing For Business
Reed Learning
1 day
475 GBP
London
If you would like to enhance your proficiency in writing reports for business that are concise and persuade or influence...
Secretarial Diploma
Pitman Training Group
         
(4)
10 weeks
Multiple (58)
This self paced Secretarial Diploma course is designed to provide a comprehensive education for those seeking a professional career as...
Secretarial Diploma
Pitman Training London City & Oxford Circus
         
(2)
6 weeks
2,750 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Secretarial Diploma Programme is designed to help delegates develop a range of essential office and computer skills to fast...
Secretary & PA Course
Souters
         
(5)
5 days
999 GBP
London
The five day Secretary PA Course is a popular secretarial course that is particularly useful when you are ready for...
Secretary & PA Diploma Programme
Souters
         
(5)
5 days
1,299 GBP
London
This Secretary Personal Assistant Diploma Programme training with Souters is designed to prepare students to become a (or provides consolidation...
Senior Secretaries and Personal Assistants' Programme
London Corporate Training Ltd
         
(2)
1 week
2,450 GBP
London
For executive secretaries & managers This Senior Secretary and Personal Assistant course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the...
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...
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Explore the Secretarial Profession

Almost every organisation requires a secretarial role, as remaining well organised is an essential aspect of every business. Secretaries can be employed to handle a wide range of a company's tasks, acting as central figures for organisation and communication within the business. Typically secretaries act as the first point of contact for clients/visitors, representing the company's vision and ethos in a professional manner through all meetings and correspondence. Secretaries may also keep clients and shareholders up to date via telephone and email, order new merchandise from suppliers, deal with logistical operations and handle numerous financial matters. Many secretarial roles will involve the day to day use of software such as Microsoft Office and certain roles may incorporate the use of finance programmes such as Sage.

Secretarial courses equip aspiring secretaries with the essential skills and/or qualifications needed to mark their mark in the profession, and help existing secretaries develop their careers or specialise in a particular area.

Secretarial courses available for office admin professionals

Many secretarial courses are suitable for junior office staff wishing to improve their skills in this environment, allowing them to apply for higher positions. There are dozens of training courses available for professionals in this industry ranging from minute taking to advanced Microsoft office training schemes. Some of the secretarial courses specifically focus on subjects such as law or medicine, making them perfect for participants with knowledge, qualifications or employment experience in these backgrounds. Office administration courses are also available and teach a wider range of responsibilities.

Which modules will be covered on secretary courses?

Although the more specific secretarial courses will include plenty of information relating to the chosen sector, all of them will cover the essentials of the secretarial role. Common modules throughout these courses include the role of the PA/secretary, diary management, letter writing, telephone etiquette, document presentation and proofreading, time management and filing systems. All participants will learn how to properly conduct themselves in a formal environment and will build up their confidence throughout the duration of these secretarial courses. Attendees can also improve their typing and touch typing skills. The most practical procedures for complaint handling will be discussed and some secretarial courses will include a series of workshops and role play scenarios - one of the most efficient ways for participants to gain practical experience based on real life scenarios.

Stepping into the business world armed with recognised qualifications

Secretarial courses are delivered by professionals with years of industry experience gained from the office environment. Training is held at various locations across the UK and many courses can be studied online. Secretaries can achieve different levels of qualifications, including certificates and diplomas, to demonstrate their experience and credentials to potential employers.