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Secretarial Diploma



What will I learn?

Gain top Secretarial skills including Microsoft Office and Touch Typing with Pitman Training's famous secretarial diploma programme.

Work through our range of modules at your own pace, and tailor the diploma to suit your career aspirations by selecting our 2 elective modules from our extensive course list.

Course Content

This Pitman Training Secretary Diploma consists of 9 core modules including

  • Touch Typing Introduction
  • Keyboard Speed Development
  • Microsoft Word Part 1
  • Microsoft Excel Part 1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Audio Typing Level 1
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Successful Meetings and Minutes

In addition to these modules, you select 2 electives from any of our courses or seminars.

Popular electives are our one day Executive PA Seminar, as well as our Expert courses in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

As our diploma programmes offer a high degree of tailorabiliy, prices and duration are calculated for the specific needs of each student, based on exemptions for their existing skills and their choice of electives.

Course Structure

This is a self-paced course which can be studied in your own time, at your own pace at our training centre in Holborn. Some of our modules are even available to study from home via distance learning.

The modules are taught via an audio guide and a comprehensive workbook, and our friendly training team are always on hand to answer any questions.

Our flexible training allows you to work your course around your other commitments, such as work or family life.


  • Start any time - no waiting for term to start
  • Study during the day, evenings, on Saturdays or a mixture of these
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Instalment plans available to help you pay

What do I need to know?


Course info


Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award (this must include an assessed element)

Study Hours

190 hours

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

Who runs this course?



Pitman Training London (High Holborn) offers the easiest way to gain nationally recognised qualifications to help you get that dream job! You can start a course at any time and study at times to suit you. We're open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. With us you can study on drop-in or flexi-study basis, where you're not tied down to a regular timetable - great if you work shifts or have lots of time commitments! And because Pitman Training is one of the oldest names in office skills training, you'll soon have the practcial skills to impress employers and the certificates to prove how good you are.

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  1. What will I be able to do when I've completed the course?
  2. Do I need any previous experience or qualifications to take this course?
  3. Will I need any special equipment or clothing in order to complete it?

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