Pitman Training

Professional Executive PA with AAT Qualification

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Diploma Outline

Become the ultimate Personal or Executive Assistant.

This Diploma will help skyrocket your career. Designed for anyone looking to be able to provide Board and Management team members with top level PA or EA support, this diploma will give you everything you need to deliver a confident, professional and knowledgeable service. 

Many Executive PA’s are now expected to deal with, and understand, financial reports and transactions and be able to take appropriate action where necessary. This Diploma provides a thorough range of courses which will arm you with all the necessary knowledge you need. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain a prestigious AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Qualification. 

If you do decide to go ahead and gain the AAT Qualification, you will get full access to AAT online resources and be able to take AAT assessments to gain this renowned qualification.

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!


Arm yourself with the one of the broadest skillsets a Pitman Training Diploma can give you.

If you’re looking to advance your career towards a Senior Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant role, this is a great training option. Having a skillset which includes financial understanding and knowledge is essential if you want to fully support Senior Board members and Management. It’s also a great opportunity to gain a prestigious AAT (The Association of Accounting Technician’s) Qualification for which you’ll have full access to the AAT online resources.


There are twenty eight core courses in our Professional Executive PA Diploma with AAT Qualification which are: –

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Word Expert
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Excel Expert
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Book-keeping Level 2 Module 1
  • Book-keeping Level 2 Module 2
  • Book-keeping Level 2 Module 3
  • Sage Accounts
  • Sage Payroll
  • Practical Payroll
  • Basic Costing (available February 2014)
  • Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance (available February 2014)
  • Typing and Typing Speed Development
  • Effective Business Communication or Business Document Production
  • Successful Meetings and Minutes (self-study or seminar)
  • Dreamweaver
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Event Management Essentials
  • Audio Transcription

Within the core courses, there is the option to include Shorthand with these core courses and learn the renowned Teeline shorthand system if you wish to. 

You’ll also choose an additional four courses from a list to suit your specific requirements.

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 (without shorthand) is 500 hours which is equivalent to 18 weeks full-time study.

Our Professional Executive PA Diploma with AAT Qualification 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 Professional Executive PA Diploma with AAT Qualification 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 for those course available online.
  • 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 that offers and supports the distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. 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 online Professional Executive PA Diploma with AAT Qualification training, /training-a-z/”>

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.

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