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Secretarial Diploma

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This diploma will give you a great grounding in essential secretarial skills.  The training is hands-on and practical so you can be confident of being ably to apply your new skimlls straithaway in the workplace.

It is ideal for those new to tis profession or those who want to refresh their sectarial skills.




Essential secretarial sills that e,ployers are looking for.


If you’re keen to gain a job working as a Secretary or Administrator you’ll require excellent skills in IT, organisation, good composure, flexibility, plus strong interpersonal
and communication abilities. This diploma is designed to develop your keyboard speeds, teach you how to master the most common business software packages, and give you excellent communication techniques which enable you to understand the language of business. You’ll also be able to choose from a number of elective subjects to complement your diploma. Overall, the Secretarial Diploma is an excellent course as the opportunities for a highly qualified secretary are endless. The role of a secretary is absolutely pivotal to any organisation’s success, with the skills you learn being transferable across many different industries. 


What will you get in return?

A Pitman Training diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can complete from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Businesses recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. With your Secretarial Diploma, you’ll have world class skills to get a job as a highly valued, well paid secretary.

Aims and Objectives

The Pitman Training Secretarial Diploma is designed to teach you a core set of secretarial skills that employers look for in their support/adminisrative staff.

Career Path

As the name of this diploma suggests, with this certification on your CV you could look to work as a Secretary, Senior Administrator or Office Administrator type role. From here you could enhance your career progression and aim for roles such as PA, EA, VA or Office Manager. Or, you could look to work in a more specialist field.

Core Courses

Typaz and Typaz Speed

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. You’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. Building your speed and accuracy, our Typaz Speed touch-typing course will take you to speeds of 40-60 words per minute.

or Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and  keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 



Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible.

or Word Expert

This training in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features.


Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over ten self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more. 


or Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. Over a series of self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions.

Elective Courses

  • Speedwriting

  • Word Expert

  • Access

  • Health and Safety Essentials

(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)

To discuss your current skills and aspirations for the future, please email education at


There are no formal pre-requisites required for this diploma.

CPD Points


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(Awarded CPD points on successful completion)

Guided Learning Time

190 hours flexi study or 8 weeks full-time.

(Full-time based pm approximately 20-30 hours a week)

Secretarial Diploma

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