Open Study College

Personal Assistant Level 3

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Do you have what it takes to be a great personal assistant? A good personal assistant needs to be confident, efficient, organised, self-motivated and IT literate. A great personal assistant organises a manager's diary so effectively that he or she is always in the right place at the right time. This course from Open Study College can teach you what you need to go from a good assistant to a great assistant.

The Personal Assistant Level 3 course is conveniently designed for home study, so you can study whenever and from wherever you would like. The course will take approximately 80 hours to complete and will be assessed through a series of written assignments. There is no time limit to complete the requirements, so you can work at your own pace. You'll also have access to friendly, experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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4.5 07/02/2017
What I would highlight: Last year I enrolled on the course Personal Assistant Level 3. One of the things that made me took this decision was the fact that I was able to study from home because I suffer of social anxiety, which is why is really difficult for me to enter a classroom without feeling uncomfortable. My tutor was brilliant; she gave challenging assignments and was always there to answer my questions properly. Now that my formation is done, I do not have any regrets, thank you Open Study College for the fantastic opportunity you gave to us.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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4.5 23/09/2016
What I would highlight: I am exceptionally content with the course, extremely instructive, great content. My coach Julie Corbin is completely astonishing, she is denoting my assignments rapidly and notwithstanding amid ends of the week. I am inspired. I am undertaking this course to upgrade my abilities and I trust that this course will empower me to discover a vocation as a Personal Assistant. I would prescribe Open Study College to a companion.
What could be improved: All OK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
4.5 25/12/2011
What I would highlight: I would exceedingly prescribe learning with Open Study College. I am presently undertaking my Level 3 PA and have had incredible support from my mentor. The study material of the course is incredible.
Would you recommend this course?: No
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Office IT
Event Planning
Ms Office
Personal Assistant
Communication Training
Health and Safety
Recruiting Staff
Business Meetings
Team Meetings
Managing an Office

Course programme

Unit 1: Organising and Managing an Office

  • Ensuring all necessary equipment meets user needs
  • Maintenance of office equipment
  • Maintaining positive relationships with suppliers
  • Implementing and monitoring office procedures
  • Health and safety at work

Unit 2: Compilation of Business Documents

  • Transcription and storage of handwritten notes
  • Use of word processing software
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations software

Unit 3: Event Planning

  • Event management
  • Budgeting
  • Health and safety
  • Invitation distribution

Unit 4: Planning of Meetings

  • Calling and planning a meeting
  • Business meetings
  • Team meetings
  • Staff and management meetings
  • Minute taking
  • Specific needs
  • Follow-up actions

Unit 5: Communication

  • Communicating sensitive information
  • Selecting a communication method
  • Verbal communication
  • Lack of communication
  • Barriers

Unit 6: Recruitment of staff

  • Acquiring vacancy details
  • Compiling a job information pack
  • Holding candidate information securely
  • From interview to appointment

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