Pitman Training

Virtual Assistant (VA) Diploma

Diploma Outline

Become an invaluable resource from your own home

A Virtual Assistant (VA) can often be a saviour to a sole trader or small business. When it’s essential to keep overheads as low as possible, utilising the services of a Virtual Assistant is one of the most sensible business decisions they might make. 

Working for yourself as a Virtual Assistant offers a unique and varied career opportunity. You’ll be your own boss, so be able to set your working patterns as you wish. Many businesses don’t need a full-time PA or Administrator so, rather than pay out a monthly salary, they will often utilise the services of a VA on an as and when basis and pay simply for what they need. 

The areas you offer support a business with are varied. You might help them deal with their admin and general office workload, manage their social media accounts or maintain the company’s financial records, it all depends on what their needs are. This offers a great variety to keep the days interesting.

With the flexible method of study available, you can study this Diploma whenever suits you in any of our handy local centres.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors

 

Get the skills and confidence you need to achieve your career goals!

Get the skills required to get to a job you’ll love!

If you’re looking to become a Virtual Assistant and offer a flexible office support service from the comfort of your own home office, this is absolutely the best Diploma choice for you. This role can be really wide ranging and as you’ll be working with a number of different clients, often no two days are the same. 

You’ll cover all the essential areas a VA will need to know such as Microsoft Office and Business Document Production but also gain valuable marketing and project management knowledge to give you a wide skillset.

There are eleven core courses in our Virtual Assistant Diploma which are: -

  • Social Media Strategy for Business
  • Time Management
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Project Management or Microsoft Access
  • Effective Business Communication or Business Document Production
  • Audio Transcription
  • Microsoft Word or Word Expert
  • Microsoft Excel or Excel Expert
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook

You’ll also choose an additional elective course from a list to suit your specific requirements. These courses could include Book-keeping, in-depth courses on each specific social media platform and many more.

You can study this course at times to suit you and there are many sections of the Diploma which may be studied from home. The estimated duration for this Diploma is 170 hours which is equivalent to 6 weeks full-time study. 

Our Virtual Assistant Diploma has courses which can be accessed online, via our distance learning portal and courses which you will need to study in one of our centres.  

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Virtual Assistant Diploma in different ways:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre and they can get you started and give you a full induction to our training. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required.

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our Virtual Assistant Diploma, click here.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.