Preparatory Courses For Pearson London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Level 3 Private Secretarial Diploma (PSD)

Preparatory Courses 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
Text Production ( Tues & Thurs) 14 sessions (35 hours) 02 May 2018 26 June 2018
Business Administration (Mon & Wed) 18 sessions (45 hours) 02 July 2018 05 Sept 2018
Business Principles & Practice 18 sessions (45 hours) 17 Sept 2018 21 Nov 2018
English for Business 14 sessions (35 hours) To be revised

Part-Time: 8 Months

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


Mode of Delivery

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 ‘Guide To LCCI International Qualifications’.


Course Fee

Registration Fee: $50
Course Fee: $1760
Material Fee: $320 ($80 x 4 Modules)
Examination Fee: $800 ($200 x 4 Modules)

Total Course Fees: $2930*

8 Months Instalment: $368 Per Month for first payment and $366 per month for 7 months.

First instalment to be made upon enrolment.

*eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Visit the following website and search “BCS” under “Training Provider” to submit your SkillsFuture Credit Claims.


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