Medical Secretary Diploma (Quick)

secretary certificate being studied on a laptopOur 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 just the key modules.  This is a great entry course for those looking to train quickly with enough skills to apply for Medical Secretary and Administrator roles.

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 qualification is accredited by NCFE CQ and has also been accredited with 250 CPD points/credits.

Many NHS Trusts including hospitals and medical centres have trained their staff on this course over the years and it is well recognised in the medical profession.

Average salaries for Medical Secretaries is £28,000 with salaries having increased over £3,000 in the last 12 months (Reed).  For up to date salary details visit: Reed – Medical Secretary/Administrators Salary Check.

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  • How you will study
  • Course Content
  • Qualification Accreditation
  • Course Fees, Payment Options and Discounts

Home Study/Distance Learning – with a difference!

This is a home study/distance learning course with personal tutor support throughout providing guidance, feedback, individually marked work – similar to a classroom based course but without the need to attend any classes!

You can study as and when you wish – there are no set time frames to complete your work within other than the overall course time frame.  Some weeks you may wish to study more and then less the following week.  All very flexible!

You can study full time/fast track so you can complete the course as quickly as you wish (some students have completed in 6 months), or part time to fit in around other commitments choosing to complete the course at a slower pace studying from as little as 2 hours-8 hours a week to suit.

Whatever your study or payment plan, the course is open for 9 months.

Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 250 CPD points/credits

The course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded 250 CPD points/credits and the:

CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Certificate (Level 3)

We are an approved NCFE CQ 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 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 and accreditation.

Course Content

There is a Medical Secretary text book and a Medical Dictionary included in the course, Microsoft Word manuals, demonstration videos, mock exams, worked examples,  marked assignments and tasks, ongoing personal tutor support.  You will complete timed exams at the end of each Unit for submission to NCFE.

Medical Terminology - 18 Units
Basic Term ConstructionDigestive System
Respiratory SystemCardiovascular System
Blood and Lymphatic SystemOncology
Renal SystemMale Reproduction System
Female Reproductive SystemPregnancy, Childbirth and Paediatrics
Muscular SystemNervous System
Connective SystemInfection and Disease
Pathology and DrugsSensory Organs
Endocrine SystemRevision and Mocks
Secretarial Units
Medical Word Processing (Medical Letters, Medical Reports, Medical Tables)
Medical Audio Transcription
Touch Typing and Speed Development using our interactive program. Speed Exam.

You will need MS Word for this section of the course.  Monthly subscription available.  Details on request.

Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options

Course Fees
15% Discount for Paying in Full
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
PAYG - Pay as you go - Monthly Subscription
No interest charged and no finance agreement.
You can pay monthly by standing order.
You can stop your course at any time you wish.
You can decide on the monthly amount you pay to suit your own budget.
The course programme is spread over the payment plan.
This enables all students to study with us no matter what their budget.


£70 per month - 9 months
£100 per month - 6 months
£150 per month - 4 months

How to Enrol

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  • Course Title
  • Date you would like to start
  • Which payment option you would like to choose
  • If you would like to pay monthly – please let us know the monthly amount you would like to pay to suit your budget.  The course will be spread over this payment plan.

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