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Professional Executive and Personal Assistant Certification


This is a fantastic short course to gain the skills and insight to support leaders, managers and organisations from a practical hands on point of view.
There is compelling evidence to show that often an executive personal assistant role can be a stepping stone to other roles within an organisation, and in some cases PA’s have gone on to become CEO’s and Managing Directors because they have spent valuable time supporting CEO’s and Directors and have witnessed and learned, first hand, the nuts and bolts of how organisations function at the top level.
This course was built in conjunction with our partner recruitment agency as they have had experience for many years placing PAs and Executive Secretaries.
The curriculum is jam packed with top skills that are relevant and needed in the workplace. We believe there is no other curriculum like this in South Africa as it encompasses all aspects of what is needed to “hit the ground running” and immediately add value to any organisation.


Our research team has also taken the time to establish the skills that you will need in order to increase your starting salary, whether you work here in South Africa or in the UK.
You will find these skills listed in our career path.


And finally, the course is both theoretical and practical in nature and includes an Internship module whereby students will be able to work in a company or organisation during studies. This can often be an opportunity for students to display their learned skills and “get a foot in the door”.


The course is less than 120 credits, follows the quality assurance guidelines of the CHE short course publication of 2016 and is taught outside the HEQSF with no HEQSF credits on offer.


University of Leeds



Key Skills that effect salaries


Admission Requirements:

  • Students are expected to have passed matric or the equivalent (this requirement can be waived in special circumstances).
  • Although subject choice will not detract from qualification entry, the subjects Mathematics & English are an advantage.
  • Students should also have passed Matric maths at a minimum level of 60%. Students who did not achieve 60% in maths will be required to write a Concept Interactive Institute “Entrance Assessment”. Please contact a student advisor for more information.
  • Students should be able to use basic computer applications and thus should have basic computer literacy. If this is not the case, proof of training in basic computer literacy will be required in order to be eligible for this course.
  • Students who are eligible may apply for RPL.


  • Professional Executive and Personal Assistant Certificate (Concept Interactive)
  • Business and Administration certificate (Concept Interactive)
  • Professional Executive Essentials certification (Concept Interactive)
  • Digital Marketing, Web Design and Computer Essentials certificate (Concept Interactive)
  • Project Management Certificate (University of California, Irvine, US)
  • Sage Pastel Payroll
  • Sage One Accounting
  • Travel Administration Certificate (SMD Travel and Concept Concept Interactive)


Full Time, From R1 319/pm

  • Deposit: R3 500
  • 8 Intallments: From R5 933/pm
  • 12 Intallments (external finance): From R3 956/pm
  • 36 Installments (external finance): From R1 319/pm
  • R 47 466 (Includes study kit)


Distance Learning, From R999/pm

  • Registration Fee: R3 500
  • 8 Intallments: From R4 496/pm
  • 12 Intallments (external finance): From R2 997/pm
  • 36 Installments (external finance): From R999/pm
  • R 35 966 (Includes study kit)


We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. To read more about our finance options, CLICK HERE



10 Months (Duration is based on both study contact hours as well as in class practical hours)

Who Should Attend

Anyone that would like to pursue a career as the following:

  • Professional Executive
  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Manager


Delivered in partnership with Concept Interactive

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Our Learning Methods

At The Business Academy we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed our myWay learning methodology to suit all learners and ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible delivery methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience. Our full time offering consist of learning sessions that make up a full day or selective days within a week.

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Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time program covers the same amount of information as our full time offering. Combined with our myWay Blended Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in-class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time. Sessions depend on what qualification you do.

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We have redefined distance learning studies. Our myWay Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by taking a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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Professional Executive and Personal Assistant

A day in the life of a professional executive and personal assistant.


Business and Administration certificate:

  • Business Communication
  • Meetings and minutes
  • Office Administration, Systems and etiquette
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Sage One Accounting
  • Sage One Payroll
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management

Professional Executive Essentials certificate:

  • Event Management
  • Travel Administration
  • Typing
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Creative and critical Thinking
  • Internship

      Digital Marketing, Web Design and

      Computer Essentials certificate

  • Microsoft Office Beginner and Intermediate (Word,Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Google Administration)
  • Web Design and Development (WordPress)
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Media for Business

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 08 February 2019
    18 February 2019
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 15 February 2019
    26 February 2019
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 08 February 2019
    18 February 2019
    Full Time

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