Personal Assistant Courses

Become the right hand of any executive with our Personal Assistant Courses. From excellent communication to computer skills, learn that and more with us.

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Personal Assistant: Certificate Course

The Proficiency certificate will cover the base knowledge and some extra skills you will need to succeed. The course is up to 12 months in length, but you can finish it faster.

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Personal Assistant: Short Course Certificate

Personal Assistants are some of the most useful individuals in any office or professional environment. They have many different roles, depending on the field of work they are in.

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Managers and executives are often too busy to get round to all their duties. To help them cope, they hire personal assistants to help them manage their tasks. If you see yourself assisting management with their admin and duties, learn the tricks of the trade with our Personal Assistant Courses.

Benefits of Studying our Personal Assistant Courses

Personal Assistant Courses will open the door to many opportunities. Admin work is not the dull career of the past. Personal assistants are the right hand people in a successful business. While this comes with tons of hard work, it also comes with a little bit of glamour

Fast Track Your Career

The skills you learn in these courses will make you an asset to any employer. Official training shows employers how seriously you take your job, that you are willing to learn, and that you are credible.

Travel 

Who knows, you might become the personal assistant for a hot shot who has businesses overseas. Explore the world and international career opportunities with your skills. 

Impressive Salary 

Qualifications lead to better pay. Employers will see the value of having you work for them. This will result in them paying you more and offering you some cool benefits. 

Network

Your qualifications will give you access to many professionals all across the country. Meet industry influencers who could help you in your career. 

Transferable Skills 

Our courses are focused on making you work ready. The subjects we cover focus on skills you can use in any work environment. 

Learn While you Earn

Employers are always looking for the full package. This usually includes someone who has work experience and the qualifications to back it. With us you are able to do it, thanks to distance learning. 

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Our Personal Assistant Courses

Ready to learn how to run an office space and ensure that everything runs smoothly? Then study our Personal Assistant Courses. We offer two amazing courses that will help you start your journey in this career. These include:

If you want to take your admin skills to the next level, take a look at our related courses that will ensure you learn the practical skills your career needs. We offer:

Entry Requirements

Our Personal Assistant Courses are provider programmes. This means that you can enrol and study with us, even if you don’t have a matric certificate. To enrol with us, all you need is the ability to read, write and understand English.

Personal Assistant Courses in South Africa

There is a wide range of personal assistant courses you can pick and choose from in South Africa. All you need to do is decide which options are best for you. Whether you are living in the smallest town or biggest city in South Africa, you can access education. Don’t be bound by location. Choose distance learning. 

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Is a Personal Assistant Course Right for me?

As we have mentioned before, anyone can enrol into our course. Regardless of age or prior skills. However, the following skills will certainly help in making a success of your personal assistant course.

  • Good communication 
  • Active listener 
  • Organised 
  • Enjoys planning
  • Self-motivated
  • Computer literate 
  • Excellent at time management 

If this sounds like you, why not go ahead and enrol?

The Differences Between Personal Assistant Courses and a Secretarial Courses

It is easy to get confused between secretarial courses and personal assistant courses. Often these two courses seem like the same thing. However, there are some key differences. 

With personal assistant courses you are prepared:

  • to manage administrative tasks, as well as any other tasks that arise.
  • You act as the right hand person for CEO’s and Business owners
  • A personal assistant manages and arranges meetings, works with clients, plans and organises events and often is expected to travel. 

A secretarial course prepares you for:

  • a role in which you have more administrative duties. 
  • They include planning meetings, taking minutes, filing and ordering office supplies. 

There are some minor differences between these two courses, but ultimately they both prepare you for the office environment. 

Career Opportunities with Personal Assistant Courses 

These courses will give you career opportunities in the field of office administration. With this course you can go become a:

  • Personal assistant 
  • Secretary 
  • Receptionist 

This work is great for school leavers and entry level staff. Once you have your foot in the door you can work your way up the corporate ladder. 

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Last Updated: August 11, 2020

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