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how a Virtual Assistant can manage your training and accreditation process

I think anyone who runs a business of any size will agree that there’s a lot more to it than ‘just’ the day-to-day running of the business. Some areas can become neglected, but are actually essential for facilitating growth, for example through training, or building trust and reputation through industry accreditation. Staff wellbeing is another area that can sometimes unintentionally take a back seat. A Virtual Assistant can help lighten the load.

As expert Virtual Assistants based in North Yorkshire, we help you and your business to be as efficient and productive as possible. Tasks undertaken vary from client to client, however, supporting businesses with training and accreditation needs is proving popular. Our Virtual Assistants are skilled in taking on tasks which facilitate the smooth running of a business, saving you time and money.

A Virtual Assistant can be instrumental in facilitating training and accreditations. Here are several ways in which a Virtual Assistant can help:

Information gathering

It can be time-consuming to gather relevant information about training programmes, courses, and accreditation requirements. A Virtual Assistant can conduct research for you, compile data, and present it in a structured and easily understandable format. This then enables the leadership team to make an informed choice about training opportunities. As with researching anything, an experienced VA is able to ‘shop around’ to ensure best value, whether for training opportunities, accommodation or travel.

Scheduling and reminders

Managing training schedules and deadlines can be challenging, especially when juggling multiple commitments. A Virtual Assistant can help by scheduling training sessions, setting reminders for important dates, and sending notifications where appropriate to ensure individuals stay on track with their training and accreditation progress. For industry-related accreditations that require annual review, we are able to schedule review time for documents to be updated as needed.

Registration and enrollment support

The process of registering for training programmes and enrolling on courses can be time-consuming. A Virtual Assistant can support the process by filling out registration forms, submitting necessary documents, and co-ordinating with training providers or educational institutions to ensure a smooth enrollment process.

Keeping on top of document management

When it comes to accreditations, there are often multiple documents involved, such as transcripts, risk assessments and evidence of work experience. We can help with organising and maintaining these documents, ensuring they are readily available when needed for accreditation applications or verification. Our VAs are skilled at streamlining processes and managing data.

Networking and Professional Development support

A Virtual Assistant can help individuals connect with relevant industry professionals, training providers, or accreditation bodies. We can assist in identifying networking opportunities, conferences, and webinars that can further enhance professional development and growth. Despite all businesses being different, a VA’s skills are transferable across many sectors and we love nothing more than being tasked with research.

A VA may also help leaders and staff stay updated with industry trends and advancements. We can do so by curating relevant news articles, blog posts, or industry-specific content. We can also assist in finding and recommending additional training opportunities to support ongoing professional development. All of this can be achieved remotely without taking time away from staff who are busy working in the business.

Taking on the behind-the-scenes tasks

There are many elements involved in running a business. Our clients find that having a Business Owl Virtual Assistant on board helps to streamline many of these areas. Utilising the skills of a VA to help with training, accreditations and networking frees up time for other core business functions while ensuring training needs are still being met, supporting and promoting wellbeing and growth.

Jen Workman, Business Owl Founder and Virtual Assistant

In summary

A Virtual Assistant is able to provide valuable support throughout the training and accreditation process, streamlining administrative tasks, and enabling individuals to focus on their learning and professional growth while keeping up with the ‘day job’. Regardless of the sector, staff development is a key part of ensuring that a business thrives. Business Owl VAs are experienced in supporting owners and managers to prioritise these important parts of their business.

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This article was written by Jen Workman, VA and Founder of Business Owl. We are expert Virtual Assistants based in North Yorkshire. We support the legal sector, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationally. To discuss how we can provide support for your business get in touch with us for a complimentary chat at 07970 955535 or jen@businessowl.co.uk.