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Medical Secretary Diploma (Quick Course)

Our home study/distance learning Medical Secretary Diploma Quick Course is designed to train you to a professional standard for a rewarding career as a top Medical Secretary or Administrator focusing on the key modules.

The course is suitable for beginners as well as those already working as a Medical Secretary or Administrator who are looking to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills or who wish to have a refresher course.

The Medical Secretary Diploma Quick Course has 2 key sections:

•     Medical Terminology
•     Professional Business Documents

We have liaised with those working in the NHS to ensure this course is relevant to the current job role, as well as covering the educational standards required. We are particularly recognised for going the extra mile by training our learners for the workplace and not just to pass the Assessments and Exams.

The average salary for Medical Secretaries is £27,800 (www.reed.co.uk/average-salary/admin-secretarial-pa/medical-secretary).

Accreditation - NCFE IIQ and City & Guilds

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

Level 3 – Medical Secretary Diploma Quick Course

City & Guilds/AMSPAR 5519-12 Medical Terminology Level 2 Award

City & Guilds and AMSPAR provide key qualifications for those looking to work as a Medical Secretary or Administrator. We are an approved NCFE IIQ Centre. NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally. Level 3 is advanced level and the Medical Secretary Diploma Quick Course has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study and level of difficulty involved.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body.

Studying With Us

This is a home study/distance learning course and you can complete the whole course at home including Assessments. There is no need to visit Lewis College.
For those sitting the City & Guilds Medical Terminology external exam, you will need to sit this at a convenient City & Guilds exam centre, which we will source for you and send you contact details. You will pay for the exam entry fees direct to the centre.

If you wish to complete the whole Medical Secretary Diploma Quick Course at home you can sit the NCFE IIQ Medical Terminology instead.

You will have one to one tuition throughout the course, corresponding with your personal tutors through email. We provide optional phone or Skype calls at different stages as you progress through your course.

You will also have a Course Mentor who is there to provide additional support as and when required.

For further details please visit our How We Teach page.

Different Study and Payment Plans

As a guide, if you studied between 5-7 hours per week, you could expect to complete this course within 9 months. However, we have a range of study and payment plans so you can study at a faster pace, or alternatively, you can reduce the weekly hours and study at a slower pace that suits you.

We offer a range of different payment plans to support this flexibility;

•     Pay in full – Study as quickly as you wish
•     Pay in two halves – study and complete the course within 5 months
•     Pay in four payments – complete within 9 months
•     Pay by monthly subscription – no finance agreement, studying over 12 months. You can pause the course for up to 6 months
•     Modular payment – pay for each module at a pace that suits you

Further details about our range of different study and payment plans are available upon request.

The course is open for 12 months for all students.

Course Content

Medical Terminology – 18 Modules

This is the largest section of the course and you will cover a wide range of topics covering medical terminology which is key knowledge for a Medical Secretary/Administrator.

Modules include:

•     Basic Term Construction
•     Digestive System
•     Respiratory System
•     Cardiovascular System
•     Blood and Lymphatic System
•     Oncology
•     Renal System
•     Male Reproduction System
•     Female Reproductive System
•     Pregnancy, Childbirth and Paediatrics
•     Muscular System
•     Nervous System
•     Connective System
•     Infection and Disease
•     Pathology and Drugs
•     Sensory Organs
•     Endocrine System
•     Revision and Mocks

Business Documents – 3 Modules

This section of the course will develop your skills to produce a range of business documents to a professional standard focusing on production rate and ability to follow instructions, design and layout. You will be applying advanced Word features to streamline production and design of different business documents.

Modules include:

•     Touch typing and speed development – using our interactive program – Speed Exam
•     Medical Word Processing (Medical Letters, Medical Reports/Articles and Information Leaflets)
•     Medical Audio Transcription

What's Included

•     Courseware (Digital information booklets, medical terminology textbook, Medical Dictionary, training videos, audio files, audio transcription program, assignments, worked examples, mock exams)
•     Unlimited one-to-one tuition with our personal tutors through email throughout the course and pre-booked phone/Skype meetings for those who wish to speak to a tutor personally
•     Careers Advice, CV design, interview techniques and ongoing support whilst applying for jobs with our Careers Adviser with over 30 years’ experience
•     NCFE awarding body registration fees
•     Certificates and postage
•     30% discount on Executive Secretary Magazine (Educational Magazine for Secretaries/PAs)
•     Eligibility for an NUS card (UK students)
•     VAT

Requesting Further Information

Would you like the Medical Secretary Quick Course Prospectus, Course Programme and details of our range of Study and Payment Plans?
Please use the form below or email info@lewiscollege.co.uk. Please add any details about your career so far if you would like some careers advice and guidance.

Tick this box if your course will be funded by a business/your employer
Please also see Special Arrangements for Prospective Students.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss any specific support you may require.