Virtual Assistant Training Programme

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Retrain as a Virtual Assistant 

Our new programme offers FREE training and support to help you start a work-from-home career as a Virtual Assistant (VA). 

VAs work online, providing a range of different business services to small and medium companies.  Some VAs are self-employed, others work for VA agencies. 

The course is delivered online, so you can take part from anywhere in Suffolk and Norfolk. It includes:

  • Training with an experienced local VA, covering the VA sector, working with clients, marketing your services, business processes and more.
  • 1:1 Career Coaching to help you confidently plan your next career moves and take your next steps forward.
  • Online peer support group – connect with your fellow course participants to share tips and help each other.
  • Work experience placements and mentoring from VAs.
  • Support to prepare for interviews, update your CV, and search for VA work. 


To apply for a free place, you will need to be

  • Currently not in employment
  • Aged 18+ and living in Suffolk or Norfolk
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK 

You will need

  • Good basic computer skills (Word and Excel) – or willing to learn
  • Access to a computer and the internet *
  • An interest in working from home
  • Good communication skills – able to write a professional email or talk with clients on the phone
  • Previous admin or other office experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Applications encouraged from people with health conditions or disabilities, or aged over 50 

* If access to a computer or the internet is difficult, please get in touch to discuss this

Ready to apply? Applications close November 26th 2020

Not sure if this programme is right for you?

Please email to talk things though