January 2015 Enrolment for Birkbeck is now open

Birkbeck College, University of London and Global PA Association together have created a Certificate in Higher Management for PAs. Enrolment is now open to commence study in January 2015. The programme is modular and can be taken over a period of 18 months to 3 years studying in the evenings and weekends. 

The CertHE ManPAs gives Personal & Executive Assistants the opportunity to achieve a qualification in management, which is Level 4 (the first year of a degree in Business or Management). The qualification offers PAs workplace recognition and an enhanced skill base, with the opportunity to take on additional management responsibility and support their Senior Executives even more effectively. 

Masterclasses in assertiveness, social media and key management skills will be included in the course, which will be taught in the evenings and at weekends by Birkbeck and the Global PA Network in a strategic partnership aimed at addressing the shortage of customised training opportunities for PAs. 

Building on Birkbeck’s mission to provide opportunity for working people and the Global PA Network’s vision to motivate and develop office professionals, the programme aims to develop and enhance the skills and understanding of existing and aspiring PAs by exploring current management thinking, practices and technology. 

The Certificate of Higher Education in Management for Personal Assistants (CertHE ManPAs) will plug the gap created by the transformation of office working practices over the past decade. Topics will include the role of the executive PA; people management and diversity; leadership and team building; strategy and business planning; and managing change." Click here for further information http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2014/certificates/programmes/UEHMNGPA/