Secretarial Courses

Do you want to:

    • Learn how to communicate effectively in the workplace?
    • Improve your office administration skills?
    • Prepare for a career in the administrative field?

At Oxbridge Academy, you can study towards a variety of courses that are aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the administrative field.

Here is the list of secretarial courses you can choose from:

Oxbridge Academy Skills Courses

National Qualifications

Secretarial – Entrepreneur and Business Management

Secretarial – Public Administration

Secretarial – Legal

Secretarial – Medical Administration


Want to find out more about any of these courses?

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How you can benefit by studying a secretarial course at Oxbridge Academy

    • You can acquire job-relevant administrative and secretarial skills by studying in your own time from home.
    • You can choose to study towards an Oxbridge Academy skills course or an accredited national qualification.
    • You can ask a tutor for help whenever you get stuck with your studies.
    • You can expect meaningful feedback on all your assignments.
    • You can choose to pay for your course upfront or in affordable monthly instalments.
    • You can register for your course at any time of the year.


What our secretarial students have to say

I gained more experience on how a Human Resource Manager should act in the working environment.Zukiswa Habe

What does secretarial work involve?

A secretary’s main duty is to provide administrative support to managers or senior staff members. His or her tasks and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Answering the telephone.
  • Handling correspondence via post, e-mail and fax.
  • Managing electronic and paper filing systems.
  • Managing diaries and making appointments.
  • Booking meeting venues and making travel arrangements.
  • Drafting reports and preparing presentations.
  • Buying office supplies.
  • Photocopying and printing documents.
  • Handling petty cash.
  • For more senior positions: training and supervising junior admin staff.

Secretaries spend most of their time at their desks. They usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work overtime on occasion. Depending on where they work, they will sometimes be given the option to work part-time or flexi-time.
For more information about secretarial work, click on the following link: Admin and Secretarial Jobs.


What skills do you need to work as a secretary, receptionist, or office administrator?

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good grammar and spelling
  • Strong typing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Discretion
  • Patience
  • Friendliness


Need more information about studying secretarial courses at Oxbridge Academy?

Simply fill in the form below, and an Oxbridge Academy student advisor will call you back to answer any questions you might have: