Some of our amazing reviews!

Listen to our Academy Students!

5 star rating

Great Foundation Course

Colleen Riker

This was a great introductory course to learn the basics of assisting. The skills you learn throughout this course will without a doubt prepare you for succe...

Read More

This was a great introductory course to learn the basics of assisting. The skills you learn throughout this course will without a doubt prepare you for success in this profession. 

Read Less
5 star rating

Not your average PA course

Rhian Mason

Initially I wasn't sure what to expect from this course. A lot of courses promise a lot but often don't deliver. This is NOT one of those courses. Every ...

Read More

Initially I wasn't sure what to expect from this course. A lot of courses promise a lot but often don't deliver. This is NOT one of those courses. Every chapter offers insight and different perspectives on things I thought I already knew. Lucy brings depth and revelations packaged up in an easy to follow, friendly and supportive manner which leaves you eager to learn more. Each chapter comes with additional resources and workbooks to allow you to further develop your new found skills and allows you to put these skills into practise, alongside multiple choice quizzes and an assignment to end each chapter and progress onto the next. This course has been developed from the viewpoint of the consumer and encourages self - reflection on each topic to help you develop your full potential. I’ve come away feeling more confident in my abilities and better equipped to tackle the day to day workplace uncertainties. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to all assistants who wish to commit to making progress in their careers.

Read Less
5 star rating

POISTIVELY LIFE CHANGING COURSE

Jayshree Negandhi

Great course -amazingly interactive very informative and contemporary course material, really creative and positively enriching weekly seminars. Lucy is very...

Read More

Great course -amazingly interactive very informative and contemporary course material, really creative and positively enriching weekly seminars. Lucy is very approachable

Read Less
Watch Intro Video

An introduction to the Foundation PA 360 Course

Want to find out more? Watch the introduction, with our C&C Academy founder Lucy Chamberlain

Foundation PA 360 – Certified

We are delighted to support you in launching your career as a PA. In this course we will take you on a journey to build all the skills, tool and attributes that you will need to launch confidently into a career as a PA. The Course will be interactive, progressive and fun! You will learn how to strengthen your skills in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Time management skills

  • Trustworthiness, discretion and responsibility

  • Commitment, motivation and enthusiasm

  • Team work

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Flexibility and adaptability

As well as:

  • Take minutes in meetings and produce reports

  • Event planning

  • Organise meetings

  • Manage diaries

  • Coordinate travel arrangements and produce itineraries

  • Looking after visitors to the workplace

  • Answering and dealing with phone calls and emails

  • How to represent your manager or employer at events

Your certification on completion:

On completion of the course you receive the C&C Foundation Exec PA 360 Certification. Why were we so passionate about this course?

  • Demonstrates to employer or future employers that you are committed to your career as a PA

  • Opens those all-important doors for career development

  • Makes you stand out in a competitive market!

  • Shows the employer that you have the skills they are searching for!

  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership skills

Instructor

Led by our resident, award-winning, all-round, academy guru, Lucy Chamberlain

Senior Instructor

Lucy Chamberlain

Passionate, fun and straight-talking, Lucy has become one of the Assistant profession’s popular motivational Trainer/Coach. Over the last 20+ years Lucy has coached, trained and mentored over 15,000 Assistants! Lucy’s business journey as a Founder has seen her work as a TV presenter, Awards Judge and Leading Coach. She has won many awards including the Female Speaker’s Award for Most Engaging Speaker at the Female Speaker’s Conference in 2019. Alongside her fantastic knowledge base, Lucy’s level of experience enables her to give genuine insights into the skills needed to be an Assistant that operates as a strategic business partner, leadership, change and overcoming adversity. With a 20-year career tracking the industry’s leading recruitment companies, Lucy founded C&C Academy to redefine and elevate the Assistants training experience. Coming through a challenging personal time as a single mum, Lucy set out to re-align her career to her purpose-driven perspective, building a multi-million-pound business C&C Search that allowed her team to fulfil their own career goals. Her calling to serve more of the Assistant community drove her to then found the C&C Academy, the award-winning specialist Assistant training portal. A champion for women in business, Lucy and the C&C Academy team actively collaborate with other female-led businesses and leaders to bring a rich resource to the Academy. A mentor to her team, Lucy believes encouraging teams holistically, and nurturing happy, engaged, market-leading talent has the most impact on a company’s success. With a focus on social consciousness and legacy, it’s this foundation that serves to empower, captivate and delight C&C Academy graduates as they grow their own Assistant career. Recently awarded “Most Engaging Speaker” at the Female Speakers Conference & Awards, Lucy wishes to use her platform to encourage others to use their own voice. As a speaker, Lucy leaves an audience motivated, empowered, and armed with tools to support a life and career that serves the individual better. Lucy also provides in-house training and key-note speeches for a wide variety of businesses including Lloyds, The Crown Estate, HIG Capital, Autonomous, League of Her Own, Canary Wharf PA Club, WeWork, Arma Partners, and Miss Jones PA to name a few!

FAQ

Read through our most commonly asked questions:

  • Can this course be completed remotely?

    Yes the course is remote, with optional live webinars and is completed at the tempo set by the student

  • How are the course modules measured – do you have assignments to complete?

    Yes there is an assignment for every chapter, reviewed and passed by the course moderator

  • Are you given guidance notes, manuals and templates as part of the course?

    Yes workbooks, templates and videos

  • Will you have to complete a specific number of hours on each section for example?

    Each chapter takes around 2-3 hours on average to complete but varies from student to student

  • Will it be a classroom environment or VC in a 1:1 environment?

    It is remote learning plus live webinars and contact with the course tutor whenever needed by the student

  • What if I need some support during the course?

    Your course tutor is always on hand whenever needed by the student

Coming soon!

Add your email to the mailing list to get the latest updates.