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Beginner Secretary and or Receptionist Courses


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Course Objectives

To provide the student with secretarial beginner skills aimed at first junior job placement or as a foundation course for the Secretary/PA Diploma Programme.

Course Format

The course begins with a two-day induction class with a tutor. thereafter, supervision and assistance will be provided over a one month period on flexi-time to suit the student's schedule.

Students are welcome to attend the Centre during opening hours on a pre-booked basis. This can be done over a one month period to suit their needs/lifestyle schedule and to develop a sound skill base.


Being a good typist with quality IT skills is a vital attribute of a successful secretary.

Students whom join this course with a low typing speed will find that they will have up to two months (from the final day of the course) to achieve a satisfactory speed of 25wpm (although it is possible to exceed this within the given time frame).

In the modern office secretaries and personal assistants are required to be competent in a range of Microsoft Office products.

As a result, students can benefit from the touch typing; audio typing and IT modules offered on this course, to build their skills and knowledge at foundation level.

Furthermore, course participation entitles the student to a 100.00 credit towards joining the Secretary/PA Course programmes offered here at Souters.

Course Contents

Basic office skills outline

- Company structures and job roles
- Health & Safety
- Purpose of the Office
- Receptionist functions
- Telephone etiquette and procedure
- Incoming and outgoing mail
- Basic HR dept. functions
- Proofreading

Beginner training in MS Office Word (2003/2007/2010)
plus one from the following:

- Excel;
- PowerPoint;
- Outlook

Touch Tying & Audio Typing skills enhancement

Course Outcome

The issuing of a Course completion certificate upon successful assessment.

Course Requirements

Good general level of education and a positive attitude.

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