Preparatory Course For Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) in Private Secretary’s Diploma (Teach Out)


The Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) Private Secretary’s Diploma combines a range of subjects to allow learners to comprehensively demonstrate their knowledge, skills and ability in this area.

Syllabus Overview

The Private Secretary’s Diploma consists of the following units:

– Level 3 Business Administration
– Level 3 Business Principles and Practice
– Level 3 Text Production or Level 3 Practical ICT Skills
– Level 2 English for Business

The programme is delivered through classroom lectures, group and individual assignments, case studies, in-class exercises and industry visits where appropriate.
4 months (Theory)
Monday to Friday, 3 hours per session

6 months (Theory)
3 days a week, 3 hours per session

Full Time Intake
Dates available on request

Part-Time Intake
Dates available on request

Awarding Body
The Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) Private Secretary’s Diploma is awarded by Pearson Education Limited, UK.

To be eligible for admission, you must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time of application
  • have a pass in GCE ‘O’ Level English or equivalent
  • have a standard of business English equivalent to LCCI IQ English for Business Level 2
  • Level 2 Qualification or Equivalent
Level 3 Business Administration 

The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop:

  • an understanding of administration and organisation
  • knowledge of administration systems and procedures
  • understanding of a range of business services and management support

Level 3 Business Principles and Practice

The aims of the qualification are to develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • the nature of economic activity and the internal and external environment and constraints in which businesses operate
  • national and multinational forms of businesses and their impact on the local economy
  • how businesses are functionally organised and managed in relation to corporate culture, image and identity
  • the different aspects of operational and financial management of a business
  • strategic planning and the frameworks, models and strategies that may be used in strategic analysis and implementation
  • business performance measurement and the frameworks and practices that may be used to improve performance.

Level 3 Text Production 

The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop:

  • proficiency in transcribing a variety of business documents from printed and handwritten
  • copy using a typewriter,word processor or computer
  • competence in producing business documents to a mailable business standard

Level 2 English for Business 

The aims of this syllabus are to enable candidates to develop the ability to:

  • write apt and accurate English suited to the stated purpose
  • understand and write English using formats that are current and common in business communication
  • adopt the tone, form, layout, content and composition appropriate to the requirements of a given situation
  • understand spoken and recorded Business English at the defined level
  • participate in conversations

Level 3 Practical ICT Skills 

This qualification aims to equip candidates the ability to:

  • demonstrate competency in IT Applications
  • develops understanding and practical ability across the key Level 3 areas of software applications in Word Processing, Presentation Software, Spreadsheet, and Database
  • apply these in a modern business context
Candidates who achieve Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) Private Secretary’s Diploma may progress to the BTEC HNC Level 4 and HND Level 5 qualification.

Application FeeLocal StudentInternational Student
Application Fee (non refundable)50.0050.00

For CourseLocal Student International Student
Examination Fee600.00600.00
LCCI Diploma Certification Fee85.0085.00
Medical Insurance Fee*100.00100.00
FPS Insurance Fee*100.00100.00
Student Pass Fee*N.A.120.00
Medical Check up**N.A.50.00
Registration Fee*100.00100.00
Course Fee1,975.001,975.00
Net Fees3,167.203,349.10

* Non-refundable fees consumed upon enrolment
** Non-refundable fees after consumed

Miscellaneous FeesLocal StudentInternational Student
Penalty charge for late payment of course fee50.0050.00
Re-examination fee150.00150.00
Appeal to LCCI against examination result150.00150.00
Additional Student Guidebook per copy50.0050.00
Student Pass Renewal FeeN.A.120.00
Application for Exemption Fee100.00100.00
Reprint of Diploma certificate200.00200.00
Student ID Card30.0030.00

¹ All Course fees payable by local and international students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) except Goods and Services Tax. Students can pay both their course and miscellaneous fees directly into ‘Boston Business School Pte Ltd’ DBS Account No. 003-901554-2 through any of the following methods:

  • SGD crossed cheque
  • SGD cash
  • Cashier’s order
  • Bank draft
  • Telegraphic transfer
  • NETS

² Miscellaneous fees are non-compulsory and non-standard fees which are paid only when necessary or applicable.

³ All fees are in Singapore dollars and are subject to 7% Goods and Services Tax.

Assessment objectives

The examination will assess the candidate’s ability to:

  • demonstrate the need for effective work practices, administration systems and procedures
  • show awareness of the importance of accurate and timely information and effective business communication
  • identify appropriate suppliers of equipment and services and after sales care
  • identify appropriate equipment and services for given situations
  • plan business meetings, events and travel

Coverage of Syllabus Topics in Examinations

The examination will consist of one question from each topic area.

Examination Format

The format of the examination is as follows:

  • ŸThe time allowance for the examination is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • ŸCandidates will be required to complete 4 tasks from a choice of 5. There will be a task from each of the 5 syllabus areas.
  • ŸAll tasks carry equal marks.
  • ŸCandidates will be provided with a scenario giving them their job title and employer details.
  • ŸThe tasks will be presented as 5 separate ‘in-tray’ exercises. Each task will simulate a task which could ordinarily be given in a real business situation. Tasks may be presented in various forms and there will be clarification of the requirements set out beneath each task.
  • ŸMark allocation for individual sections of the task will be shown on the examination paper.

Answer Formats

Unless otherwise requested, candidates will be asked to provide answers in one or more of the following formats:

  • ŸShort reports to include appropriate headings
  • ŸForms, notices and lists. Simple form design or completion of a form may be required
  • ŸLetters, memos, faxes and e-mails. Any acceptable business style will be accepted. Letterheaded paper will not be required.
  • ŸCandidates may produce their answers on a word processor or computer but questions requiring form filling will need to be completed by hand.

Mark Allocation
A positive marking approach is used.

You will receive the Pearson London Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI) Private Secretary’s Diploma if you achieve at least a Pass in all modules.

Grade structure:

75-10060-7450-59below 50