Executive PA

Executive PA Level 2 Endorsed by ABC Awards | Tutor Support and Assessments included in the Course Price

Brentwood Open learning College


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125 Hours
Level 2 Certificate Executive PA (Certificate of Achievement)
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Executive PA

Level 2 Executive PA Course for the opportunity to earn an endorsed certificate from Certificate of Achievement. The field of Executive PA services is incredibly diverse, incorporating an extensive range of administrative functions. For some, it’s a case of providing secretarial services for established teams in an organisational setting. For others, PA services are provided exclusively for one high-ranking executive or business owner. In both instances, responsibility and dependability lie at the core of successful secretarial and PA careers. PAs and secretaries play an important role at the heart of large and small businesses worldwide. Overseeing key administrative and communicative tasks, attention to detail is a must. As is the ability to remain calm and composed in any crisis situation, due to the challenging and often stressful nature of the role. For those who succeed in advanced secretarial and PA roles, the rewards come thick and fast. From limitless earnings potential to long-term job security to a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle, it’s easy to understand the appeal of advanced secretarial and PA studies.

Our highest-level PA and secretarial course to date, this exclusive Level 2 Certificate is open for enrolment right now. Get to know the primary functions and responsibilities of PAs and secretaries, along with the skills and personal traits needed to thrive in the field. Take your communication skills to the next level, build a flawless eye for detail and master the art of effective time management. Develop the confidence, optimism and motivation you’ll need to reach the very top of the latter as an elite PA or specialist secretary. Whether pursuing promotion or considering a career change, this Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate could help you take that next important step.


Level 2 Certificate Executive PA (Certificate of Achievement)
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Executive PA

Course Benefits

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer the web’s most accessible and enjoyable online study programmes, with none of the usual entry-requirements or deadlines to worry about. Get started today and enjoy a series of exclusive benefits such as:

  • The freedom to create your own study schedule to suit your lifestyle and commitments, with no time-restrictions or deadlines whatsoever.
  • Expert support provided throughout your studies by your personally-assigned tutor and the STS student support team.
  • All learning resources and study aids included in the initial course fee, accessible 24/7 via our state-of-the-art digital learning platform.
  • No classroom time or face-to-face meetings required, with all assessments and communications taking place online.
  • The opportunity to transform your long-term outlook with an advanced Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate.

Learning Objectives

Successful careers in PA and secretarial services demand professionalism, enthusiasm and reliability in equal measures. A robust educational foundation is also essential. In order to succeed in the field, you must first understand its functions and objectives. This advanced Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate provides a comprehensive overview of the roles, responsibilities and general duties of key PA/secretarial personnel. Exploring both the hard skills and the personal traits needed to reach the very top of the ladder, candidates are primed for successful careers in almost any industry or sector.

Our endorsed online study programs are open to applicants worldwide, with no entry-requirements to fulfil and no deadlines to worry about. All learning resources and study aids are included in the initial course fee, along with expert tutor support throughout. Access our exclusive digital learning platform from almost any connected device, enjoying the freedom to study at a time and pace that suit you.

Upon completion of this Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate, candidates benefit from invaluable knowledge and skills such as:

  • Enhanced organisational competencies
  • The ability to balance a heavy workload
  • Task prioritisation and time management skills
  • Complete knowledge of all key secretarial duties
  • The importance of operating with discretion
  • Meeting and conference organisation skills
  • Improved presentation and communication skills
  • The confidence to handle complex travel arrangements
  • Improved telephone manner and negotiation skills

Course Outline

This intensive Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate takes a fascinating look at the daily duties and responsibilities of PAs and secretarial personnel. The course consists of 04 in-depth modules, each of which concludes with an assessment you’ll submit to your assigned tutor. Course content covers the following topics and areas of study:

Unit 1: The Job Functions of a PA / Secretary

This module covers the following topics:

  • Role and Responsibilities of a PA / Secretary
  • Daily Routine
  • Office Supplies
  • Plus more

Unit 2: Telephone Skills

This module covers the following topics:

  • Telephone Usage
  • Telephone Manners
  • Telephone Etiquette Tips
  • Domestic Long-Distance Calls
  • Voice-Mail Etiquette
  • Plus more

Unit 3: Mail Services and Shipping

This module covers the following topics:

  • Postal Automation: Encoding for Business Mailers
  • Forwarding First-Class and Other Mail
  • Alternatives to Royal Mail
  • Other Shipping Services
  • Plus more

Unit 4: Travel Arrangements

This module covers the following topics:

  • Transportation Reservations
  • Finding a Reputable Agent
  • Using a Travel Agent for International Travel
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Executive PA

If you’re serious about climbing the career ladder in an administrative setting, this is the course for you. In the field of PA and secretarial services, ambition and enthusiasm will only get you so far. To succeed as a high-flying PA or secretary, you must first understand what’s expected of you. Not to mention, possess the skills, knowledge and confidence to consistently fulfil or exceed these expectations. The provision of professional PA services is a particularly competitive field, where only the most outstanding candidates make the grade. With an endorsed Level 2 PA and Secretarial Skills certificate, you’ll have every opportunity to make a name for yourself in this dynamic and rewarding profession!

Brentwood Open Learning College takes pride in helping enthusiastic candidates achieve their objectives through high-quality online education. With no additional fees or costs incurred at any time, our exclusive distance-learning programmes represent unbeatable value for money. Enrolment is open throughout the year, so there’s no better time to get started than right now!

Sign up for our exclusive Level 2 PA and Secretarial certificate online, or contact a member of our student support team for more information!


Executive PA

Candidates interested in our popular Executive PA Level 2 must meet the following requirements:

  • A strong working knowledge of the English language
  • Basic numeracy skills

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed E-certificate by paying £75 accreditation fee.

Certificate of Completion from BOLC

Certificate of Completion from BOLC (soft copy) can be claimed for £10. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25 + postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK)

Career path

Executive PA

Upon completion of this distance-learning programme, candidates may choose to pursue a formal position in professional PA and secretarial services such as:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Personal Executive Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Support Secretary
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Concierge
  • Executive Assistant

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