+ Preparatory Course For Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) Level 3 Private Secretarial Diploma (PSD)

The Pearson London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) International Qualifications are recognized by universities, governments and professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), giving you the opportunity to study further.

The qualifications are offered at different levels so you can start at the point that is most appropriate to your current knowledge and experience without feeling pressured. As work-related qualifications, they give you the knowledge and skills to actually do the job, which is why they are trusted and valued by employers world-wide. All qualifications bearing the LCCIIQ logo carry employer credibility.

LCCIs new Secretarial Diploma is a natural evolution from our well established and highly Group Secretarial Awards. Following worldwide research, the new Secretarial Diploma has been designed to equip secretarial with appropriate business skills for the new millennium.


This Private Secretarial Diploma is intended for candidates planning to start a career or looking to advance their career as a secretary. They are also for those who wish to develop their career beyond the secretarial arena.

Course Modules

  1. Business Principles and Practice Level 3
  2. Text Production Level 3
  3. English for Business Level 2
  4. Business Administration Level 3

Brief Description of Modules

1. Business Principles and Practice Level 3

This module requires a candidate to identify the influences on the business organization and what the success factors might be, and to highlight the contribution, which the individual can make to success of the business.
Syllabus topics include:

  1. Influences on Business Activity
  2. The fundamental and Organisation of Business
  3. Business Management
  4. Personal Contribution to Business Effectiveness
  5. Business Values and Culture
  6. Communication in Business

2. Text Production Level 3

Text Production tests a candidates ability to transcribe business documents from printed and handwritten copy to a mailable business standard. Candidates will need to know standard layouts of routine business documents and be able to produce documents that are accurate and acceptable for signature.

3. English for Business Level 2

This module is designed to test communication in business with task based on real business activity. The examination for each level consists of various sections, which test some of the following:

  1. A writing task designed to develop the situation by asking the candidate to complete a message or a memo
  2. The composition of a letter or a memo
  3. A passage of text for comprehension
  4. A look and think comprehension task
  5. A look and write production task
  6. A reformulation task requiring candidates to expand, reduce or selectivity rewrite a passage of English

4. Business Administration Level 3

This module qualification is designed to test a candidates knowledge and understanding of the way in which a modern office works, and of the various support services it provides. Examination questions at are presented as in-tray exercises simulating real business situations. Syllabus topics include:

  1. Office Organisation, Documentation, Material & Stationery
  2. Storage and Retrieval of information, Office Machinery
  3. Internal and External Communication
  4. Equipment, Materials, Services and Supplies
  5. Work environment and controls procedures, Communication and Personal effectiveness

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE N Level with a pass in English or equivalent

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Details:

Modules????? (Mon & Weds) No. of Sessions & Hours Start Date End Date
Business Administration 14 sessions (35 hours) 30 Nov 2015 13 Jan 2016
Business Principles and Practice 14 sessions (35 hours) 15 Feb 2016 11 Apr 2016
Business Administration 14 sessions (35 hours) 09 May 2016 22 June 2016
Business Principles and Practice 14 sessions (35 hours) 11 July 2016 30 May 2016


Modules No. of Sessions & Hours Start Date End Date
Award in Text Production (Mon/ Wed) 12 sessions (30 hours) 05 Oct 2015 11 Nov 2015
English for Business ?(Tue/Thur) 14 sessions (35 hours) 06 Oct 2015 24 Nov 2015
Award in Text Production (Tues/Thur) 12 sessions (30 hours) 16 Feb 2016 29 Mar 2016
English for Business (Mon/ Wed) 14 sessions (35 hours) 09 May 2016 22 June 2016

7 Months?Mode of Delivery

Classes conducted on every Monday & Thursday from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm, unless otherwise stated

From 1st January 2015, class will be on every Monday & Wednesday from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Classroom and IT Room

Course Outcome


Awarding Body: Pearson

Graduation Requirements

Candidates must fulfill at least 75% course attendance requirements to sit for examinations. To obtain the certificate, students need to obtain at least a Pass grade in their examinations.

Grading System

Results Grading
50% ? 59% Pass
60% ? 74% Pass with Credit
75% and above Pass with Distinction

Mode of Examination

Business Principles and Practice Level 3

Written Exam:

  • The time allowance for the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Candidates will be required to answer 4 questions from a choice of 6
  • All questions carry equal marks
  • Candidates are advised to spend the first 15 minutes of the examination reading the questions and making notes
  • Marks are not deducted for spelling or grammatical errors
  • Questions will be presented in the format of a business situation, problem or issue with a number of tasks to be completed
  • Candidates will not be expected to have specialist knowledge of the syllabus topic areas. Interpretation of financial data will not be required.
  • Candidates may choose to produce their answers on a word processor or computer. Please refer to regulations for word processed or computer produced scripts in the