Personal Assistant Level 3

Course code: OSC1026
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Personal assistants support managers and senior staff within an organisation. They must be organised, efficient and have excellent communication skills.

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand how to manage an office a high standard and maintain positive relationships with suppliers.
  • Gain knowledge of how to process business documents and plan events.
  • Develop your understanding of how to plan meetings and communicate effectively.
  • Learn how to assist with the recruitment process.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Up to one year

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments

Course Content
  • 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
  • Transcription and storage of handwritten notes
  • Use of word processing software
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations software
  • Event management
  • Budgeting
  • Health and safety
  • Invitation distribution
  • Calling and planning a meeting
  • Business meetings
  • Team meetings
  • Staff and management meetings
  • Minute taking
  • Specific needs
  • Follow-up actions
  • Communicating sensitive information
  • Selecting a communication method
  • Verbal communication
  • Lack of communication
  • Barriers
  • Acquiring vacancy details
  • Compiling a job information pack
  • Holding candidate information securely
  • From interview to appointment
Extra Info

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want by distance learning. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Certificate of Achievement in Personal Assistant Level 3.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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