THE SECRETARIAL DIPLOMA
Learn the operational skills you need to secure a position in the workplace with the secretarial diploma.
This secretarial programme focuses on English and French – two key languages in today’s job market – and knowledge of office computing software.
The secretarial diploma is recognised by the Groupement Suisse des Ecoles de Commerce (GEC).
With the secretarial diploma, you can:
- enter the world of work
- continue your studies with the Federal VET Diploma in Commerce or the Executive PA programme.
You must be 18 years of age at the end of the secretarial programme.
For any further enquiries, or to enrol, please contact our training consultant.
Requirements for passing the secretarial diploma: an average pass mark is required.
You can enrol on the secretarial programme twice a year, in April and October. The programme lasts for one year (36 weeks of lessons).
Secretarial programme: 35 periods per week (all mornings and afternoons)
25 periods per week of commerce and computing classes, plus 10 periods per week of English lessons, to enable you to communicate in this essential foreign language.
Office assistant: 25 periods per week (mornings only). The programme leads to the award of an office assistant diploma (no foreign languages).
Terms 1 and 2: Preparation for the Lemania College commerce certificate. This end-of-term exam will help you gauge your progress towards our requirements. The certificate is awarded after 2 terms of study.
Terms 3 & 4: The diploma classes deepen and expand your knowledge. The secretarial diploma is awarded after 4 terms of study.
Classes on the secretarial diploma programme are divided into two main groups:
- management and administration classes in the morning
- language classes in the afternoon.
All our classes are divided into two ability levels (beginner and advanced).
By separating the subjects into two groups (management and languages), we can place you at the right level for your needs and bring you a more diverse range of contacts within the school. You will make progress at two different levels, with no barriers.
The management classes focus on management proper or on administration, depending on your choice (commerce diploma or secretarial diploma). During the first three months of the secretarial diploma programme, you will be assessed to identify your strengths and the areas you need to improve in quickly.
The formal grading system only commences after the first three months of the programme, following the first end-of-term exam.
The interdisciplinary approach is designed to help you apply the knowledge you have learned in a practical situation, so that you meet the requirements of the secretarial diploma.
Students who complete our programme can find employment in the following areas:
- Commercial employee
- Sales and marketing
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