Assistant / Secretary training

The job of assistant secretary is one of the 5 most sought-after professions in Switzerland!

The main difficulties encountered when recruiting are: a lack of technical skills, particularly computer skills or languages.

Source: 2018 Manpower Study - Talent shortage

Training as an assistant / secretary

5 afternoons per week, Monday to Friday - 20 hours per week

CHF950 (quarterly payment)

CHF975 (monthly payment)

Annual payment upon request

+ Registration fee CHF250


A good level of French and computer skills

Professional Objectives

The Assistant Secretary performs a variety of administrative tasks within the company, regardless of the sector of activity. The function has evolved considerably in recent years. The Assistant / Secretary becomes an essential part of the business world.

Training objectives

Train versatile and operational people to assume the position of Secretary in companies and administrations


Business French:

Business vocabulary - grammar - spelling - commercial correspondence - offer - order business information - shipping notifications - claims - debt collection - service offering- CV - cover letter.

Business knowledge:

The workspace - clients (reception, telephoning, email complaints, orders) - schedules - meetings - materials and stocks - security - archiving - mailing.

Business economics:

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)- organisational tools (organisation charts, processes, procedures, functions) - wealth creation - general economy - trade organisation - the legal framework for trade - economic regulation - income: their distribution and redistribution.


The law of obligations - corporate personality - corporate law - contracts.


Company accounting basis. Balance sheet and operating account. Case studies.


The principles of marketing. Strategic marketing. Operational marketing.


Computer-assisted learning, practical work and speed training.

IT / office automation:

Word, Excel, Power Point, CRM


Know-how and ability to communicate - verbal and non-verbal. Preparation for job interviews


Fluency in English is essential for the position of Assistant / Secretary. Integrated business English. Preparation for Cambridge exams


Are you a non-French speaker or do not have a B2 level in French?

Would you like to train as an assistant secretary in English and get a diploma?

Would you prefer to do only a part of the training course (computer refresher, typist, buissness French)?

Ecole Moderne gives you the possiblility to opt for private lessons.

To adapt to your rhythm and availability, we can make you a bespoke offer.


- Bilingual Assistant / Secretary diploma.

This diploma meets with the standards and requirements expected by employers and will enable you to demonstrate your new professional skills.

- Option: The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Insdustry and Services Diploma

- Option: Cambridge Certificates (First, BEC...)

YOUR PASSPORT TO EMPLOYMENT - Register now for September

Bilingual distinction if you confirm a sufficient level of English at the end of your training course.

The position of secretary has evolved considerably in recent years towards miscellaneous tasks and more responsibilities and versatility. There is also an increase in tasks related to internal and external communication. English is an essential part of this profession.

Our training course prepares you to meet all these challenges in order to enter the business world.

We provide support for your job searching (CV, cover letter, job interviews) and propose internships during your course.

98% success rate over the past 5 years!

Financing assistance

Possibility to get an Annual Training Voucher of CHF750 allocated by the State of Geneva

École Moderne is EduQua certified

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