A leading business outsourcing firm has been awarded the gold standard in accreditation for its specialist secretarial training programme.
Edinburgh-based SmartPA's innovative course for virtual administration assistants received the top recognition from the Continuing Professional Development Standards Office (CPDSO).
The sought-after certification is widely viewed as the highest standard of award to guarantee course quality.
The move comes amid growing demand for SmartPA’s services and e-learning packages in the post-pandemic business landscape.
SmartPA’s in-depth modules were independently assessed over eight weeks against key benchmarks including data protection, health and safety, and equality.
The company, a pioneer in office support, joins the likes of the NHS, the Open University, and Pitman Training in achieving CPDSO membership.
Assessors ensure that all aspects of learning are reviewed while staff and partners keep abreast of the latest industry practices and procedures in areas such as cyber security.