Graduate Diploma for Senior PAs and Executive Assistants

Executive Education

Graduate Diploma for Senior PAs and Executive Assistants

Become the Executive/Personal Assistant every organisation will fight to hire.
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Cost: 
  • Course Start Date: January 29th, 2022
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online
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A survey carried out recently amongst Chairmen and Directors, Ministers and Commissioners, Legislators, Advisers and top Consultants revealed that they all want people who work closely with them to be loyal and flexible. They also want their PAs and Executive Assistants to have good written and verbal communication skills, be capable of managing logistical issues such as their travels and appointments, be able to deal with people of different level effectively and capable of following up with associates and stakeholders, prepare and research information for their projects and meetings.

Course Overview

This Programme has been designed bearing in mind the need of and with a lot of inputs from these Chairmen and Directors, Ministers and Commissioners, Legislators, Advisers and top Consultants.

It is aimed at experienced and new Senior PAs and Executives, Management Assistants and Executive Assistants who want to improve their performance and those who are new to the role and want to reach high levels.

Who is this course for?

  • New graduates interested in becoming Personal/Executive assistant.
  • Experienced professionals already in the field and seeking to improve their skills.
Registration fee


Course fees


Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

Course Content

Key Modules to be covered in the Graduate Diploma for Senior PAs and Executive Assistants Programme include:

  • The Role of a PA / Executive Assistant
  • Budgets and expenses
  • Managing Travel and Itinerary Plans
  • Minutes & Meetings
  • Complex diary management
  • Telephone skills
  • Writing Skills: Faxes, Memorandums, Emails and Letters etc.
  • Techniques for time management and meeting deadlines
  • Delegation, Negotiations and Influence
  • Working with senior management team
  • Managing complaints
  • Understanding and managing your boss

How will you be assessed?

This Professional Development Programme consists of a fifteen unit spread. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.

It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.

There are various options for learning:

  • A one-week intensive programme or
  • A one-month programme: one day a week.
  • Classroom at the Centre
  • Distance Learning and Online

In all cases, final assessments will be marked in England.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top international experts in their field.

Flexible study times

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) or weekends (4 Saturdays).

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of executive assistant roles and projects.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

  • Registration Fee:

  • Programme fee per participant:

Includes: Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities.

Flexible payments:

    • You can register now and pay your course fees later
    • Installment payment plans available for course fees

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interviews. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:


  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability

Integrity and respect for others

Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent

Participants will leave this programme with a clearer idea of what their role is, what expectations their bosses have and how new technology can help them in it. They will identify what drives their career, barriers they are likely to meet and how to overcome them. They will also learn to work better with people of different levels and prepare information and research for their bosses. During the training, all participants will get a chance to take part in projects that will help them develop managerial aspects of their positions, improves their ability to plan and monitor tasks. There will also be a series of meeting with potential and real-life employers.

What our students have to say

Training at CIAPS was great!. The ambience and those that facilitated, everything was on point. I was wowed with the way I was lectured during my one-week training. I was exposed to some managerial skills a PA should posses to execute daily tasks.

I love the method of managing your boss and top management at all levels, using the Selling Process.

CIAPS is a good place of learning and I wish to recommend it to anyone who loves to gain knowledge in his or her career.

Oreva Tejuosho

Graduate DIploma for Exec Assistants and PAs

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