Level 3 Diploma in Personal Assistant (P.A) Skills

4.6
4 opinions
  • I would recommend this course for anyone who aspires to go into this profession very informative and you are guided and encouraged throughout. This course has taught me a lot about becoming a PA and the responsibilities it will deliver.
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  • I enjoyed the Diploma Level 3 in PA Skills course. It was easy to read and also gives you the opportunity to explore more about the matter by giving you independent activities and further reading.
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  • I personally liked the course, the content of the reading materials and the language used. I found the information useful and it was pleasent to go through the reading materials. I am very happy with the fast and efficient responces from the academic department or my tutor's feedback on the SAP's.
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£ 365 VAT exempt

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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification Level 3

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Start

    Different dates available

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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Assistant (P.A) Skills.

This is a distance learning course which is done fully online.

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4.6
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  • I would recommend this course for anyone who aspires to go into this profession very informative and you are guided and encouraged throughout. This course has taught me a lot about becoming a PA and the responsibilities it will deliver.
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  • I enjoyed the Diploma Level 3 in PA Skills course. It was easy to read and also gives you the opportunity to explore more about the matter by giving you independent activities and further reading.
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  • I personally liked the course, the content of the reading materials and the language used. I found the information useful and it was pleasent to go through the reading materials. I am very happy with the fast and efficient responces from the academic department or my tutor's feedback on the SAP's.
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4.6
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Course rating

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Centre rating

Hayley Clements

4.5
26/01/2017
What I would highlight: I would recommend this course for anyone who aspires to go into this profession very informative and you are guided and encouraged throughout. This course has taught me a lot about becoming a PA and the responsibilities it will deliver.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Laura Jimenez Gutierrez

4.5
04/04/2016
What I would highlight: I enjoyed the Diploma Level 3 in PA Skills course. It was easy to read and also gives you the opportunity to explore more about the matter by giving you independent activities and further reading.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Irina Mitkova Dimitrova

4.5
24/01/2016
What I would highlight: I personally liked the course, the content of the reading materials and the language used. I found the information useful and it was pleasent to go through the reading materials. I am very happy with the fast and efficient responces from the academic department or my tutor's feedback on the SAP's.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Halima Mbeyu Mwakalama

5.0
13/09/2014
What I would highlight: Thanks to the Personal Assistant course I took I acquired the knowledge I needed and has been helpful to me as i had the opportunity to put in practice what i was learning at work. I identified from my work what I was doing right/wrong and therefore now i can correct those areas after learning.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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The average rating is higher than 3.7

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Subjects

  • Conflict
  • PA
  • Minute Taking
  • Recruitment
  • Meetings
  • Presentation
  • Office IT
  • Quality
  • Planning
  • Technology
  • Event Planning
  • Social Media
  • Ms Office
  • Personal Assistant
  • Recruitment Process
  • Quality Training
  • Communication Training
  • Media
  • Level 3 Diploma

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Course programme

This diploma is designed to assist those interested in developing their skills in an office environment. Whether this environment is part of a large office in a major corporation or as an office in your spare bedroom. This course will help you improve your PA skills. The aim of this online personal assistant course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their PA Skills, and its associated principles and practices. The course is also designed for those who work in either a small business or larger corporation who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject and their role within the organisation.

Learners will study many different aspects of the role of a PA; from looking specifically at communication and relationships skills, to the impact of technology upon organisation, and management skills. Learners will also consider the role of Human Resources, the recruitment process and how to manage difficult professional behaviours.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to evaluate and interpret case studies that will further your understanding of the models discussed in this diploma. There are a number of Independent Study activities in each unit; these are designed to further the students understanding of key points and Learning Outcomes.

The guidelines and protocols mentioned in this course are UK based.

Course Content

  • Module 1: The Role of a PA
  • Module 2: Communication
  • Module 3: Information, Communication and Technology
  • Module 4: Presentations and Social Media
  • Module 5: Organisation and Management
  • Module 6: Meeting and Event Planning
  • Module 7: Meetings and Minute Taking
  • Module 8: Recruitment Process
  • Module 9: Human Resources and Relationships
  • Module 10: Managing Professional Conflict

Module 1: The Role of a PA

In this first module of the diploma you will explore the role of a PA in both small companies and large corporations. The module focuses on the various roles and duties that a PA will be expected to carry out and also how to develop PA skills through goal setting and building self-confidence. This module also explores the importance of professional networking and includes an overview of health and safety considerations and protocols in the professional environment.

Module 2: Communication

This second module will help you to understand the importance of effective communication within the professional environment. The module also explores how to manage a breakdown of communication within a working team and how to manage sensitive information.

This module discusses verbal and non-verbal techniques, including;

  • Body Language
  • Mirroring
  • Eye contact
  • Posture
  • Listening skills
  • Telephone skills

Module 3: Information, Communication and Technology

This module will help you to explore how to use technology to create business documents such as letters, emails and spreadsheets. The unit includes discussion of;

  • Word processing software
  • Formatting
  • Graphics
  • Spreadsheet construction
  • Presentation software
  • Creating data bases

Throughout this module there are study activities which will help you to practice the skills and processes outlined in the module and these exercises will form part of the end of unit assessment. The knowledge and skills learners learn in this unit will be drawn on in future study units.

Module 4: Presentations and Social Media

In the fourth module we will explore the role of a PA. In the role of PA you will be expected to compile and research presentations, and you will also be expected to present them on. Therefore, in this module you will explore how to prepare for a presentation; methods of research that you might want to use and how to conduct yourself during a presentation. This module also looks at the influence of social networking and social media in the role of a PA and discusses sites such as;

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Module 5: Organisation and Management

In the fifth Module we explore an important area of the PA role. Stress is a serious condition that can affect employees at all levels, this module explores techniques that a PA can use to reduce and control stress risks through the management and organisation of workloads. This module also explores the following areas;

  • Time management
  • How to prioritise work
  • Managing stress
  • Developing organisational skills

Module 6: Meeting and Event Planning

Organising meetings, or event planning, can be a daunting task. In this module of the diploma we explore how to prepare for meetings and also how to plan and arrange events. The module also includes discussion of how to run a successful meeting, event, and also how to evaluate functions. This unit discusses the following areas;

  • Location
  • Agenda setting
  • Attendees
  • Supporting documentation required
  • Budget

Module 7: Meetings and Minute Taking

This seventh module of the diploma explores another key area of the PA role. The benefits of minute taking at meetings and explores effective techniques for this process. The module discusses different methods of recording meetings, technological aids, and what to do with the meeting minutes once the meeting has ended.

Module 8: Recruitment Process

As part of the role of a PA you may be required to participate in the recruitment of new support staff. This eight module of the diploma therefore explores the recruitment process and interview techniques such as the STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) technique. In this module you will also learn how design a job advertisement, how to evaluate applicants and CV’s and also techniques you can use to arrange assessment days for potential employees. In addition, you will also learn how to keep records of interviews and how to interpret the results to ensure that the right person is hired for the job.

Module 9: Human Resources and Relationships

This penultimate module explores the role of the Human Resources Department and how it is linked to the role of a PA. The module also includes discussion of the following areas;

  • Handling sensitive information
  • Confidentiality
  • Employees rights

The module also explores how to manage relationships in the professional environment whilst respecting established office politics and practices. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate and interpret case studies and decide upon any action and their results in this part of the course.

Module 10: Managing Professional Conflict

This final module of the course explores the potential for professional conflicts when dealing with both clients and fellow employees. The module explores different management and problem solving techniques that can be used when dealing with conflict in its verbal and non-verbal forms. You will also have the opportunity to read and evaluate case studies of conflict and difficult behaviours and to develop your own solutions in this part of the course.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Assistant (P.A) Skills

£ 365 VAT exempt