How to Recruit a PA

By the end of this free online course you will be able to:

  • Explain the role of a Personal Assistant
  • Understand your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • Understand the importance of employment status
  • Understand the process of recruiting a PA
  • Gain a clearer understanding of how to act lawfully

The course consists of series of short sections. Each contains information on a topic with a simple multiple choice test at the end. On completion you will unlock the next unit.

The whole course should take no more than hour or two to complete. You don't have to do it all in one go, your progress is saved as you go along, and you can pick up at any time.

When you have finished you can download a signed certificate of completion.

All you need to do to complete the course is to register with an email address and create a password.

Module 1 The Basics
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 The Role of Personal Assistants
Unit 3 Getting the Right PA for You
Module 2 Employment Status
Unit 1 Employment Status: Introduction
Unit 2 Employment Status
Unit 3 Self-employed PA
Unit 4 Types of Contract
Unit 5 Employment Contracts
Module 3 Recruitment and selection
Unit 1 Recruitment and Selection: Introduction
Unit 2 Beginning Recruitment
Unit 3 Define the Job Role
Unit 4 Finding for the Right Person
Unit 5 Make The Right Choice
Module 4 Rights, equality and the law
Unit 1 Rights, Equality and the Law: Introduction
Unit 2 Rights at Work
Unit 3 Discrimination
Unit 4 Occupational Requirements
Unit 5 Health Requirements
Module 5 Before Your PA Starts
Unit 1 Before Your PA Starts: Introduction
Unit 2 Insurance
Unit 3 Paying Your PA
Unit 4 Health and Safety
Unit 5 Keeping Records
Unit 6 PA Employment Handbook
Module 6 Assessment and completion
Unit 1 Summary
Unit 2 Getting Help
Unit 3 Course Completion