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Medical Secretary Diploma (Short)


If you are looking to top up your existing Administration/IT skills to cover medical specialism, as well as Medical Terminology – this is a quick course for you to study.

Great for completing skills gained in general PA work and designed to cover the medical elements to enable you to apply for Medical Secretary roles working in the NHS.

Careers advice/CV design is also provided in this course.

How can I study this course?
  • This Medical Secretary course can be studied from home or the workplace and is 100% online. 
  • You will complete an assessment at the end of each unit which is submitted electronically with the option to re-submit if not at the required standard, gradually building your Diploma as you go through the course.
  • You will have continuous tutor support throughout the course providing feedback, guidance, worked examples and hints and tips as you study.
  • We have weekly start dates.
How long will it take me to study this course?
  • As a guide the course will take up to 250 hours to complete OR 12 weeks if studying full time.
  • If you have worked in an office environment before or have some relevant skills, the course will take less time to complete.
  • This course is open for 12 months to provide plenty of flexibility for holidays, illness and busy times so you can study at a pace to suit you.
What qualifications will I achieve?​

NCFE Accredit our PA courses and all other qualificationsYou will receive the following Diplomas upon successful completion of this course, issued by NCFE – a UK leading vocational qualification awarding body:


  • NCFE CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Diploma
  • Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Additional Option and Cost
Course Fees and Payment Options

Course Fee:

£950 and includes VAT, NCFE registration fees and certificates.  

Payment Options:

PAY IN FULL20% Discountjust £760 – saving £190!

  • Complete the course as quickly as you wish.
  • Textbook included.

DEPOSIT PLUS 8 INSTALMENTS – 10% Discount – reduced to £855.00 saving £95.00

  • Pay a deposit of your choice plus 8 monthly payments spreading the cost, interest free!  
  • No credit check required.
  • Study the course over a minimum of 8 months.
  • Upon enrolment examples of deposit and monthly payments will be provided for you to choose from.

PAY AS YOU GOpay for your course in stages

  • Flexible monthly payments, releasing the course in stages, spread over no more than 12 months.
  • More details provided on enrolment.

More payment options info here.

Learning Outcome and Salary

Having a career as a Medical Secretary is for those looking to be part of one of the largest employers in the UK, the NHS, and be involved with helping people, working in a caring environment.

You will also have the option to work for pharmaceutical companies and medical research organisations as well as universities involved in medical research.

Advanced people and communication skills are required in this varied and interesting role.


Medical Secretary roles with the NHS will vary from Trust to Trust but most will be in Band 3 – 4 which means salaries range from £22,000 – £28,000 with experience. Medical Secretaries in the Private sector can earn up to £35,000 per year. Source: indeed.com and accurate as of October 31st 2023.

What this course offers you

This is a job specific course designed to give you the skills to cope with the role of a Medical Secretary.

The qualification will make you job ready, more competitive, boost your confidence and give you a wide range of job opportunities.

Benchmarked to a standard recognised by UK awarding body NCFE using Ofqual descriptors so you know the training will be to business standards and fit for purpose.

Summary of Course Content - 21 units
Medical Terminology – 18 Units

You will study a wide range of topics covering medical terminology which is key knowledge for a Medical Secretary/Administrator. 

  • 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 Units
  • Medical Audio Transcription
  • Medical Documents
  • Touch Typing and Speed Development – Interactive Program
Teeline Shorthand (Optional)

Teeline Shorthand is a very useful skill to have for taking down notes from telephone conversations, instructions and of course for minute taking at business meetings.  Having this skill enhances your CV and enables you to stand out from the crowd as well as helping you to cope with your various roles and responsibilities. Further details can be found here: Teeline Shorthand

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