Souters Training Centre

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"Our courses are delivered by experienced live tutors in a classroom format, which enables students to benefit from the expertise of our tutors. "


Souters is a specialist training institution which was established in 1988. Our accredited training centre is based in Central London. Souters is highly regarded with employers and recruiters alike, because of the high quality of our training programmes.

Leading PA, Secretarial and Office Manager training provider

Souters range of PA, Executive PA, Administration, Office Manager and Secretarial Course are in particular extremely popular. This is because our courses are delivered by experienced live tutors in a classroom format, which enables students to benefit from the expertise of our tutors. The courses are designed to simulate work scenarios and are highly practical, which ensures that the student attains a high level of confidence, skills and job readiness following our courses.

All of our principal PA, Executive PA, Administration, Office Manager and Secretarial Courses are fully accredited by the CPD.

This range of training also include the most complete training package, the Executive PA Diploma, which combines PA training with the higher level Executive PA Training.

Microsoft Office Training and IT

Souters is a Certified Microsoft Academy, which enables us to offer up to the date and internationally recognised Microsoft Office Courses. This enables us to issue Microsoft Certiport Examinations which are internationally recognised and issued from Microsoft themselves.

Souters has their own purpose equipped premises in London EC4, which contains an IT training centre and a conventional training room. All of the computer systems are state of the art which enables to simulate a modern work environment.

In particular, our Microsoft Excel Training has been popular with people at all level and across the UK.

Our IT training is available either in classroom environment, with tutors, or online with a virtual tutor. Both training methods have a high level of success and can be chosen according to your preferences.

Supplementary Skills for PAs and Administrators

Our aim is to provide PAs, Office Managers and Administrators with a rounded training programme. This has led to us adding a range of supplementary courses to develop key skills. These include Minute Taking Workshops, Business Written Communication Courses, Projects for PAs, Event Management, Virtual Assistant Courses and much more. Typing and Audio Typing courses are also available.

Legal Secretarial Training

Our in house legal training specialist, a qualified Barrister, can offer CILEx Legal Secretarial Courses as well as the complete training package of the Legal PA Diploma.

Our centre is highly regarded in the legal industry, which is demonstrated by our accreditation with CILEx, the industry standard for legal support staff training.

We also offer CPD Accredited Legal Secretary Courses. These are delivered in a live classroom environment by qualified lawyers. It is a well respected qualification that enables people looking to start a Legal Careers to commence their new careers quickly.

Souters is also accredited by the Law Society for provision of CPD training directly to solicitors.

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Finance Training

Souters is also accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the AAT and the CPD. This bears testament to our good reputation in bookkeeping and accounting training. Our CPD Accredited Bookkeeping Course and Bookkeeping Diploma are extremely popular courses that prepare students for successful careers in Finance. Many companies have opted for this course to train up their Finance staff in the fundaments of Bookkeeping and Finance. The course is taught by a Chartered Accountant in a workshop environment in London.

AAT Courses

We are accredited by the AAT, which is an internationally recognised qualfiication. We are able to offer a range of AAT Courses, including the very popular AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping, AAT Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting and the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. All of our AAT Courses are classroom taught, we offer full-time and part-time training courses. Our speciality is a very high pass rate for our students and short, intensive courses. This enables students to gain the skills and qualifications needed to gain employment in Finance. The courses are delivered by Chartered Accountants.

We are also accredited by the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers), this is classroom taught in London or taken by Distance Learning. The ICB Courses have seen high pass rates and the qualification is well-recognised in Finance and Bookkeeping.

All of the courses can be taken in live classroom formats by our financial specialist, a Chartered Accountant. Our Bookkeeping training can also be taken on a distance learning basis.

Business Skills and Projects

Souters specialist business courses are CPD Accredited and excellent means of gaining a wider range of skills or changing careers. We have classroom taught courses Project Management, Human Resources, Event Management, Payroll, Social Media, Management Skills and much more. All of these areas have PA and Office Manager focussed version available to be taken.

Bespoke Training

Due to our teaching staff range of skills and high levels of qualifications, we are able to offer bespoke training to anyone who needs specialised training. These training programs will be written personally for yourselves. Corporate bookings can opt to have the training program held at their venue, if it is preferred.

Financial assistance

Souters offers students 0% Finance in order to manage payment of course fees. This interest free finance enables students to pay for courses in small monthly instalments. Please contact our offices for more details of this option.


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Subject Strengths

Unusually in this sector Souters still offers face to face tuition with live tutors.

Key areas for study are:

Finance and Accounting:

Specialist Business Skills:

Microsoft Office Training

Keyboard Skills

Distance Learning and online training is available for bookkeeping, legal and IT training.

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Executive PA Course

The Executive PA Course that was held at our accredited London training centre. This is a course led in a live class format by an experienced PA turned teacher. It is also Accredited by the CPD Institute. The course will aim to provide you with all the technical and executive level soft skills required to function as an EA and make the transition from PA or admin roles.

The courses are delivered by an experienced team of trainers that include experienced PAs, managerial and business skills trainers. The courses are all in live classroom environments and delivered through practical exercises and interactive training.

Our Secretary PA Course is extremely popular and focuses more on building the techncial skills required to be a PA. This is designed for people with less experience than those on the Executive PA course. This Secretary PA Course is also fully Accredited by the CPD Institute.

We have another advanced course option for those in Administration, you can opt to do our Office Manager Course. This is an excellent practical course for those looking to start or promote their career in Office Management. Our Office Management Course is fully Accredited by the CPD.

If you have less experience and need more technical skills before becoming an Office Manager, you can opt to take the Administration Course. This course is fully accredited by the CPD.

Finally, people totally new to office work may take the Secretary Foundation Course, Admin Foundation Course or the Receptionist Course.


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Legal Secretary Courses

Souters has been providing Legal Secretary Courses and Diplomas since 1988.

Administration Courses

Souters is a specialist in Administration Courses. We have three levels of training for Administration professionals.

The highest level is the Office Manager Course and Office Manager Diploma. These are excellent practical courses for those looking to start or promote their career in Office Management. Our Office Management Courses are fully Accredited by the CPD. They were designed by experienced Office Managerial professionals and Management trainers. The course is delivered in a live classroom environment in London.

If you have less experience and need more technical skills before becoming an Office Manager, you can opt to take the Administration Course. This course is fully accredited by the CPD.

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AAT Bookkeeping Courses

Souters is an AAT Accredited Training Provider. We are one of the few providers of classroom based courses in the City of London. We offer a range of AAT Courses and the most popular are:

All of our AAT Courses can be taken part-time in the evening or full-time. The full-time option is intensive and enables students to gain an AAT qualification in as little as a week. Our teaching method is very popular with major employers, as it enables people to gain key financial skills in a short-time. Our pass rate on AAT examinations is very high for our students. This method of training is one of the most effective ways to get an AAT qualification and to build a successful career in Finance.

CPD Bookkeeping Courses

Our CPD Bookkeeping Courses are very popular with learners as they can be taken in a short-time and they provide learners with the fundamental Bookkeeping and Accounting skills required for a successful career in Finance.

Our CPD Bookkeeping Course has been purchased by numerous private individuals looking to build a career in Finance, but also by Accounting firms and major employers who are seeking to develop their staff's skills.

Our CPD Accredited Bookkeeping Courses are delivered by Chartered Accountant trainers, who have experience as Accontants and as trainers. This course is taken in classroom sessions in London, but they can also be arranged at your venue (if desired) or by distance learning.


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Student Story

Justina Barratt took our Administration Diploma after redundancy and was able to get a new career and job straight away.

'I was able to get a job within two weeks of completing the course.'

Akshatha Veerendra is an Energy Analyst at JLL in the City, she took our Bespoke Excel Training to imprvoe her career skills and options in the City

''the course gave a good set of advanced Excel skills and this gave me the confidence and technical expertise needed to succeed in my job. It greatly improved my output at work and I have been able to help and guide others in the team, rather than having to ask other people for help.'

Sharon took our Executive PA Diploma to help her make a career change to a PA from working in an unrelated field. She was able to get a great job after the course as the PA to the CEO at Aviva.

'The course created a bridge for me to cross over to a new career area. I gained more confidence and was able to exhibit this at interview. I would not have got my current job without it.'

Patricia Tavernier

'Before coming to Souters I completed an CILEx course which at the time I thought was all I needed to get a job and so I embarked on trying to get work as a legal secretary with the qualification I received. It did not work out and therefore I came here to Souters to do the Legal secretarial package.

This is going to sound really silly but oh my gosh! I wasted a whole lot of money for one year, doing absolutely nothing at all, everything was in bits. Now that I am at Souters it is so great!! I have never felt so confident before in what I am doing now. The courses are intense and the tutors are fantastic, you need help they are there. I learn really quickly and even remember complicated jargon of law. This course is well recommended to anyone who wants to go out there and shine in the office.'

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Contact Details

The Training Center
32 Ludgate Hill

Tel: +44 (0)20 7248 8987


Souters is situated near St.Paul's cathedral.

Nearest Station: St. Paul's Central Line or Blackfriars District/Circle and National Rail
Other lines: Northern Line, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith & City Line.
Nearest Rail Station: City Thameslink
By Bus: Numbers passing the building: 4,11,15,23,26,76,100,172

We are walking distance from key attractions like the St Pauls Cathedral, the High Courts and the London Stock Exchange.


Souters has been accredited by a number of educational institutions, enable us to offer many qualifications. These include Microsoft, the AAT (Association of Accounts Technicians), Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), City & Guilds, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), the CPD Institute (Continuing Professional Development) and Sage to name a few.

Our IT training room is a Certified Microsoft Academy, which ensures that our IT systems are state of the art.

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