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Length: 12 weeks
Price: 4,434 GBP excl. VAT
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: Starts Daily - London - City
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London - City
Starts Daily 
4,434 GBP
Oxford Circus
Starts Daily 
4,434 GBP

Course Description

Executive PA Diploma Programme - (with or without Shorthand) Self-paced study course in London 

Enjoy a rewarding career as a successful PA

If you thrive on working under pressure, demonstrating your exceptional organisation skills and possess keen attention to detail, the Executive PA Diploma is the ideal training option for you. You’ll be able to take your existing personal skills and combine them with great practical business skills – making you an asset to any company.

With your diploma you’ll have everything you need to work in the highly demanding and challenging role of Executive PA or Executive Assistant, using the latest software to plan schedules, taking minutes and having a great insight into how an organisation runs at a senior level.

The essential skills you need to get the job and succeed

As a highly regarded Executive PA, you’ll act as a life-organiser to the senior management and company directors, anticipating their needs and ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. So to help you stay one step ahead, our Executive PA Diploma has been designed to give you a broad range of skills to help you stand out and get the job. You’ll learn up-to-date Microsoft Office applications, get familiar with the latest accountancy packages and learn or refine traditional secretarial skills including touch- typing and audio transcription. In addition, you can also choose from four elective subjects to complement your core skills in the areas of Shorthand, Marketing, Dreamweaver, PR and Book- keeping to name just a few.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This self-paced Executive PA Diploma training course was developed for individuals who wish to gain comprehensive knowledge in secretarial responsibilities, including business and computer skills which will prepare delegates for a career as a Personal Assistant for high-level management.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can take from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. So with your Executive PA Diploma, you’ll have world class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well paid Personal or Executive Assistant

Training Course Content

This Executive PA Diploma training course includes modules in the following areas:


We offer a full range of typing courses whether you’re a beginner or need to reach top speeds with maximum accuracy.

Typing Speed Development

Learning how to type fast is one thing. Learning to type faster whilst retaining accuracy is quite another! Our Typing

Speed Development course will improve typing speed and keep your accuracy up to scratch too - so you’ll be more efficient and productive.

Effective Business Communication

Learn how to communicate effectively in business by letter, email, telephone and by presentation. This will cover correct use of grammar, punctuation, principles of letter writing and CV writing.

Microsoft Word

Learn word processing skills to a good business standard, enabling you to create professional looking documents.

Microsoft Word Expert

Learn advanced word processing skills including mail merge, creating graphs, creating and running macros, creating an index, table of contents and more.

Microsoft Excel

Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard and be confident in this essential software.

Microsoft Excel Expert

Advanced spreadsheet skills, covering importing and exporting data, creating templates, linking workbooks, data tools, analysis and pivot tables.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Includes formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound and hyperlinks; transition and timing effects.

Microsoft Access

Develop database skills from initial design stage. Covers the creation of tables, reports, queries and forms, relationships, wizards and more.

Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically. Covers the use of email, electronic calendar, scheduling meetings and appointments; creating and assigning tasks and creating address lists.

Audio Transcription*

Learn audio typing techniques to produce business documents to a high degree of accuracy and skill.

Event Management Essentials

Getting under the skin of events means they become easier to manage. Event organising is no walk in the park and there are many complexities that go into making an event a success. 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.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Gain the skills to ensure every meeting you attend is productive. Build your understanding on logistics, preparation, note-taking, agenda planning and how to clarify actions.

**Shorthand Option

If you would like to include shorthand as a core course in your Executive PA Diploma, please let us know. We have a number of courses available designed to take you from beginner to expert writing 60-70 words per minute.


The cost of the Executive PA Diploma is £4434 excl. vat. (this price is not including shorthand) Please speak to a Course Advisor today to find out more. Payment options are also available. 

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Angela   |   18/06/2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Without Pitman Training Oxford Circus. I would not be where I am today. I was at a dead end working in retail in the West End. After a discussion with the course advisor I decided to enroll onto the Executive Pa Diploma. I found the course to be very flexible as I was still working shifts. After completing my Pit...
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Agita   |   17/09/2012
The course itself was great. The ability to study at your own pace made learning really straightforward and flexible. I found that I looked forward to going into the centre to study every day
Sarah Jane   |   24/01/2012
All I can say is a big thank you to everyone at Pitman Training in Liverpool Street. I have now secured my first proper job in an office after a number of years working in Retail. The course is very flexible and I was able to fit it around my work in the evenings and also weekends. I did not know that Pitman Training was a WORLD SUPER BRAN...
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