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. If you are not sent a registration email within 2 minutes, please check you Spam Folder. If you still have not received it contact us

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