Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA™)



ACEA Specifically developed for Booz Allen Hamilton

The role of the Executive Assistant / Secretary, is growing exponentially. From humble beginning the Executive Assistant / Secretary is normally university qualified and required to perform demanding roles on behalf of their boss such as preparing executive reports, make presentations, attending and even making contributions during executive board meetings. Executive Assistants / Secretaries now have a highly visible and demanding role in blue chip corporations and government organizations. This demanding role makes it imperative that the Executive Assistant / Secretary has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the key fundamentals of Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Corporate Finance and Reporting, Leadership, HR, Procurement and Information Technology. Being well trained Executive Assistant / Secretary is therefore a source of security, prosperity and power! On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which has been fully accredited by Qualifi, an official UK Government recognised awarding body.

‘This is one of the best courses I have attended in terms of content and delivery.’

‘Simply put, it was brilliant.’



Benefits of attending

By attending this interactive ACEATM course you will be equipped with the skills to:

  • Understand the key fundamentals of corporate behavior
  • Understand the linkages between strategy, projects and operations
  • Put in place effective Project Governance processes
  • Understand the art of effective communication
  • Organize and run effective meetings
  • Enhance your presentation skills
  • Appreciate the importance and benefits of people management and leadership
  • Understand the four key financial statements
  • Appreciate the qualities of being an effective personal assistant
  • Learn how to manage conflict
  • Undertake basic Problem Solving activities
  • Master the art of Multi Tasking
  • Act within agreed Protocols & with Diplomacy

‘The course gave me an in-depth understanding of many different areas of a business, so that I now feel more confident in my current role.’ ‘If you have the opportunity to attend, wherever you are in the world, you should!’

Who should attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Executive Secretaries
  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Personal Secretaries
  • Office Managers
  • Administration Managers
  • Management Secretaries
  • Senior Assistants
  • Executive Personal Secretaries
  • PLUS anyone else responsible for the support of the senior management and executives

‘I’m going to pour all I learnt into work and enjoy the promotions when they come knocking.’

Your trainer

Meet your expert course trainer: Richard Arnott

Richard ArnottRichard is an accomplished Programme Director and Big 4 Management Consultant with over 25 years global project and programme management experience within the Financial Services, Utilities, Logistics and Infrastructure sectors.

Richard specialises in project management, business transformation and change management and is co-Author and founder of many of the Business Management Training Group’s certified courses. Richard is responsible for the management and delivery of all BMTG non Project Management training.

Richard is the lead author of the ACEATM course (In Europe it goes under the name The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant) which has received critical acclaim from all delegates


“This is one of the best courses I have attended in terms of content and delivery.” “The course gave me an in-depth understanding of many different areas of a business, so that I now feel more confident in my current role.” “Richard’s approach to the training ensured we all interacted and interest was maintained.” “I met some fantastic EA’s and learnt from their experiences – great course!” “The course is very comprehensive and empowering.” “Very informative and will definitely help to increase our productivity in our daily work.” “I’m going to pour all I learnt into work and enjoy the promotions when they come knocking.” “My knowledge was rusty, now it is extremely enhanced.” “If you have the opportunity to attend, wherever you are in the world, you should!” “I thoroughly enjoyed the week and have recommended the course through the Executive Secretary LinkedIn group” “Simply put, it was brilliant.”

Accreditation benefits


Benefits, Knowledge, Skills gained by attending this ACEATM course

  • Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a UK regulated body – the Advanced Certificate – Executive Assistant (ACEATM).
  • Use ACEATM on your business card and on your resume
  • The ACEATM shows that you have completed International qualifications and that you have the skills and experience to manage effectively on a national, regional and global level
  • The ACEATM certificate will be received approximately one month following the close of the training course and will be issued jointly by Qualifi and BMTG.

About Qualifi

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CPD Accreditation

CDP=Accedited CPD Standards Office Accreditation means that BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING GROUP LTD is an official Registered Provider with the CPD Standards Office for specific courses. Any delegate who attends any CPD Standards Office Accredited course may, upon request, be issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance*, which they can subsequently use within their formal CPD record for a professional body, institute, or employer. The CPD Standards Office accreditation services works in partnership with the Training Journal and the CPD institute supporting all forms of professional development and CPD schemes globally and has an increasingly international reputation as the strongest currency in professional development. CPD extends across the globe and is undertaken in most countries. * The CPD Certificate of Attendance is issued in softcopy only and contains the applicable CPD credits for each course

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