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PA Certificate

If you would like to find out more about the PA Certificate course, please use the form below to contact us

Our PA Certificate Course is designed for those who are looking to study a shorter course than our Executive PA Diploma but still study sufficient skills to enhance their career prospects.  Suitable for beginners as well as those who have been working as an Administrator, PA or Secretary and who are now looking to develop their career further.

Graduates would also benefit from studying this course and would complement many Degrees enabling them to start a rewarding career in the business world.

The course provides one Certificate at Level 3 (Advanced).

Length of Course

The Course Programme is 10 months based on 5-8 hours study per week.  However the course is open for 15 months providing you with longer access to the course so you have more flexibility in your studying.  You also have the choice of completing the course as quickly as you wish including studying full time.

The whole course can be completed from home including the Assessments. There is no need to attend any exam centre or ourselves.


Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

PA Certificate (Level 3)

The course is accredited by NCFE under our IIQ Licence with Certificates of Achievement issued by NCFE.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body

Course Content

15 Modules

IT Section

Excel – Spreadsheets and charts
Word – Word Processing
Outlook – Email and Personal Information Management
PowerPoint – Electronic presentations
Internet Explorer – Web research

Business Documents Section

Advanced Business Letters
Complex Tables
Advanced Mail Merge
Advanced Audio Transcription
Touch typing and speed development

Administration Section

Diary Management
Organising Business Meetings
Organising Business Trips
Composing Complex Business Documents
Organising Business Events

Optional Modules

There are 2 additional options you can add onto your course at any time.

Teeline Shorthand Diploma

You will learn how to write Teeline shorthand and develop your reading and speed skills throughout the course sitting a range of speed exams as you progress.  You will also learn how to prepare minutes of meetings from your shorthand notes.

Bookkeeping and Sage Certificate

This option covers bookkeeping and using Sage to record Accounts.

Requesting Further Information

To request further details about this course including:

  • Course Prospectus
  • Course fees and discounts currently available
  • Details about payment plans including Pay as You Go (PAYG)
  • Start dates with current availability
  • Course and careers advice

Please use the form at the top of the page or email

Please also see Special Arrangements for Prospective Students.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss any specific support you may require.