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Approved UK Virtual Assistant Trainers

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Virtual Assistant Trainers

We are happy to recommend the following Virtual Assistant training courses and resources.  These trainers have agreed to abide by the following best practice rules whilst providing training resources.

SVA - Approved Trainer

What are the rules for Virtual Assistant Trainers / Virtual Assistant Coaches?

  • Experience - should have 5 years being a VA before offering training themselves OR worked with at least 20 different clients, over at least 3 different industries, offering at least 3 different skill sets as a VA (not as an employee). Should have at least 5 years' experience of training other people (as a VA or as an employee) OR a recognised teaching qualification.
  • Marketing Ability - should be able to demonstrate at least 10 different ways to attract VA clients effectively.
  • Confidentiality - should be registered as a Data Controller. Any group coaching sessions should also have a privacy disclaimer at the beginning and get agreement from all parties before commencing.
  • Accuracy - Marketing materials should show the source of any data quoted. Marketing materials should include what VAs will require to complete the course (time/resources/pre-existing skills/commitment).
  • Complaints Procedure - Should have a written complaints procedure in place which is publicly displayed.
  • Integrity - Recognise intellectual property law (and not encourage plagiarising marketing materials or software piracy etc.) Illustrates #CollaborationNotCompetition in their business.
  • Legal - Should understand the legal responsibilities of running a business - including Distance Selling Regulations, PECR, GDPR, MLR, employment law, contract law and reasons for/against being a limited company as a VA.
  • CPD - Coaches should commit to continuing professional development (CPD) themselves - either formal or informal training of at least 10 hours per year - and will also make sure they engage with latest industry research such as UK VA Survey, small business statistics etc.
  • Insurance - Coaches will have the appropriate professional indemnity insurance to cover their coaching work.
Joanne Hawkins

Executive VPA

A mentoring package designed to challenge and push established VAs of 12 months or over through their boundaries whilst expanding their business growth and potential.

Joanne Hawkins
Catherine Gladwyn - Virtual Assistant training

How to create packages for your Virtual Assistant business

Your step by step guide includes:

  • How to identify what services you could package
  • How to price them
  • How to make sure you’re not over or under charging
  • How to market the packages
Catherine Gladwyn - Virtual Assistant training
Amanda Johnson


About the course:

VACT offer a variety of training opportunities both free and paid aimed at those wanting to start out in the industry through to those looking for professional development and wanting to grow.

Our most popular course is the VA Mastery Course, an in-depth, DIY Virtual Assistant training course, designed with the individual in mind. By the end of the modules, you will have “The VA Knowledge – Your Business Bible” which will act as a resource for you for years to come.

Amanda Johnson
Joanne Munro

The VA Handbook

Create a working life you love that fits around your family and works for YOU for a change by setting up and running your own Virtual Assistant business.

In my popular DIY VA course, I not only show you how to set up and run your own VA business but I hold your hand throughout the entire process and do everything in my power to help you succeed.

With lifetime access, the course also comes with a private trainee-only group where I focus heavily on mindset to ensure you become a confident and decisive business owner.

Joanne Munro
Michelle Dale

Virtual Miss Friday

The Freelancer 'Kick-Start' guides you through a complete DIY process of setting up your Freelance or Virtual Assistant Service Business, fast and on a tiny budget too – this is really for you if you’re considering starting a virtual business and you're beginning with very little (to no) knowledge at all, you're not quite ready to commit full time, you're low on start-up funds or you want to build a foundation prior to investing into a scalable online service business.

Whilst Michelle is based abroad, she started in the UK and her course is suitable for UK VAs.

Michelle Dale
Sarah Rugg - My VA Business

My VA Business

My VA Business offers a complete, easy to follow guide taking you from VA business dreams to VA business reality. Perfect for existing EAs and PAs as well as parents and others looking for more flexibility.

You’ll find it can be geared to your pace, whether you’re looking to commit to this full time or build up slowly around your existing commitments and maintain financial stability.

Sarah Rugg - My VA Business
Borderlands VA Network

Borderlands VA Network

Borderlands VA Network offer courses, mentoring, resources and support to virtual assistants starting and growing their businesses. All of our resources, courses and workshops are written and produced by highly experienced, industry award-winning and professionally endorsed business owners who have run successful business for no less than 6 years each and they are still actively working in those businesses. So you can be sure that any course you take with us is of a high quality and that you are being taught the skills used and tested by successful, experienced business owners.

Borderlands VA Network