The Executive PA Programme

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Is the Executive PA Programme For You?

Are you an ambitious individual looking to work for the best? Do you see yourself working alongside and supporting a Partner, Chairman, Director or CEO? Do you need the practical, transferable skills and confidence to be able to progress as a PA, Executive Assistant or Team Co-ordinator? If the answer is ‘YES!’ then the Executive PA Programme could be the ideal starting point for you.

87% of students secured a job within 8 weeks of graduating from The Executive PA Programme in 2017

87%

 

Enrol on the Executive PA Programme

 

The content and method of your training reflects the nature of current PA roles, where employers require you to be multi-skilled and dynamic. As well as developing core PA skills, there is a strong emphasis on your communication and networking skills, and these are built into The Executive PA Programme in a fun and sociable way.

Your 24 weeks of training culminate with a two-week internship, which may either be arranged by the Quest team, or through your own networking efforts! This taster of working life is a key feature of the training programme and on many occasions leads on to full-time employment. The Executive PA Programme is a fantastic starting point for those wishing to add value to any organisation.

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Training Programme Content:

Office Skills

  • Time management
  • Diary management
  • Telephone manner
  • Delivery and postage
  • Organising events
  • Corporate gifts
  • Expenses
  • Dealing with common queries/research questions
  • Booking restaurants/ travel/ hotels
  • Conference arrangements

Business Communication

  • Internal and external correspondence
  • Proof reading
  • Formatting of letters, emails, memos, press releases and documents
  • Use of apostrophes, abbreviations, proof corrections, circled and non-circled errors

Finance

  • Debt
  • Personal budgeting
  • The budget
  • Economics
  • Financial markets
  • Business documents
  • Percentages and VAT
  • Invoicing
  • Petty cash
  • Expenses

IT - MS Office and Apple

  • MS Word (including mail merge and advanced functions)
  • MS PowerPoint (and business presentations)
  • MS Outlook (and diary management)
  • MS Access (database management)
  • MS Excel (and business finance)
  • Apple IT (intro to MAC OS)
  • Cloud computing
  • Web Design

Law

  • Contract and employment law
  • Accepting an offer
  • Termination of contracts
  • Equal Pay Act 1970
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • Race Relations Act 1976
  • Maternity rights
  • Duress
  • Advertisement law
  • Copyright law

Practical Office Workshops

  • Maintaining a database
  • Creating documents
  • Efficiency and response
  • Taking instruction and meeting deadlines
  • Proof reading
  • Office supplies and office furniture
  • Expenses
  • Creating presentations
  • Creating itineraries
  • Mail merge
  • Dictation

Career Development and Interview Skills

  • Where to find work
  • Application processes
  • Unusual application processes
  • Interview practice
  • CBI practice
  • Group interviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Contracts, P45s, budgeting

Current Affairs

  • Political spectrum and political parties
  • Parliament and government
  • Cabinet and shadow cabinet ministers
  • Prime Minister’s Question Time
  • Law making
  • Voting and elections
  • European Union and Middle East
  • Devolved governments
  • Debates on topical issues

Meetings and Itineraries

  • Meeting vocabulary
  • Content and formatting of notices, agendas, minutes
  • Meeting preparation
  • Getting the most out of a meeting
  • AGM
  • Rackham’s Behavioural Analysis
  • Itineraries

Personal Development

  • Presentation skills
  • Delivering a successful, self researched presentation
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Myers Briggs
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming

Developing a Professional Wardrobe and Image

  • First impressions for interviews and in the workplace
  • Consultation session with stylist
  • Business dress – shapes, lengths, seasonal colours and style

Social Digital Media

  • Why businesses use digital media
  • Digital strategy and planning
  • Twitter for business
  • Facebook for businesses
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Plus

Industry/CVs

  • Industry sectors and the differences between them
  • CV formatting and production
  • Complete research report
  • Cover Letters

Shorthand

  • Teeline shorthand theory
  • Special outlines and word groupings
  • Read and write clear outlines
  • Speed building
  • Transcribe shorthand from passages read at speed

Events

  • Planning and organising successful events
  • Budget management
  • Event evaluation

Audio Typing

  • Accuracy
  • Malleable copies

Introduction to Marketing

  • Product lifecycle
  • Business philosophies

Touch-typing

  • Learning the keyboard
  • Speed and efficiency

Work Experience

  • Opportunity to gain practical office experience

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If you are interested in arranging an interview to discuss the course programmes please do not hesitate to email Georgina Venning, Head of Marketing and Student Engagement.Georgina:
Georgina.venning@questprofessional.co.uk