Virtual Assistant (VA)
This diploma is for anyone wanting to work as a Virtual Assistant (VA). You will gain excellent skills to help you provide a good service but also skills requored to be able tp run and market your own business.
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.
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!
Aims and Objectives
This diploma will give you the skills required to be able to offer a great VA service to your clients. You’ll cover all the essential areas a VA will need to know such as effective communication and bookkeeping, but also gain valuable marketing and project management knowledge to give you a wide skillset.
This diploma is quite specific in that it aims to help you get the skills required to work as a Virtual Assistant and make use of your entrepreneurial spirit that is required to run your own business.
If you’re thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant, our VA Essentials course will help give you a rounded overview of what is involved in running your own business as a Virtual Assistant.
Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how
websites are designed to market the company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.
Understanding Business Accounts
For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.
Bookkeeping Level 2 - Module 1
People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.
Introduction to Business Structure and Law
If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.
Project Management Fundamentals
Split into four engaging parts, this course takes you through the full life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning every aspect, implementation, completion and evaluation of a project.
Effective Online Communication
Communication is a key, must-have skill in today’s employment market. This short online course will help prove to employers that you’re able to communication confidently and effectively online to different audiences.
WordPress for Business
Our online WordPress for Business training course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business- focused website. You’ll learn about designing a site and how to physically create a website.
Social Media Courses
Choose four from the following:
Blogging for Business
Facebook for Business
Google+ for Business
Instagram for Business
LinkedIn for Business
LinkedIn for Jobseekers
Pinterest for Business
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business
Social Media Strategy for Business
Twitter for Business
Video for Business
Audio Transcript Level 1
Successful Meetings and Minutes
(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)
There are no pre-requisites required for this diploma.
(Awarded CPD points upon successful completion)
Guided Learning Time
160 hours lexi-study or 6 weeks full time
(Full-time based on appriximately 30 hours a week)