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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.

If you would like more info on what VA training to choose, have a look at our article: How to choose the best virtual assistant course

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.

Approved Trainers

Amanda Johnson
Michelle Dale
Joanne Hawkins
Sarah Rugg
Borderlands VA
Joanne Munro

Want to become an Approved SVA Trainer and appear here for free?

SVA does not charge for these listings or receive any commission from course providers. We consider anyone charging for VA specific knowledge to be a trainer – regardless of what they call it (memberships, coaching, mentoring etc).

We accept submissions in SEPTEMBER each year and listings will appear shortly afterwards. Please make sure you are a fully signed up member of SVA to receive these notifications. In order to make sure you are able to get listed, please make sure you are complying with all the VA Trainer Best Practice guide above, and have at least 5+ years of experience as a VA with no other source of income, and have read the WHITE PAPER.

 

Amanda Johnson

VACT

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.

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.

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 ...

Michelle Dale
Borderlands VA Network

Borderlands VA Network

Borderlands VA Network offer courses, mentoring, resources and support to virtual assistants starting and growing their businesses.

Borderlands VA Network
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.

Sarah Rugg - My VA Business
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