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Medical Secretary Diploma (Short)

About this Medical Secretary Diploma (Short)

Our home study/distance learning Medical Secretary Diploma (Short) is designed to train you to a professional standard for a rewarding career as a top Medical Secretary or Administrator.

Focusing on the core 4 units. This is a great entry course for those looking to train quickly with enough skills to apply for Medical Secretary and Administrator jobs.

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

A shorter course compared to the Medical Secretary Diploma (Full) course which covers a wider range of skills and knowledge and also includes the AMSPAR/City & Guilds Medical Terminology exam.

This qualification is accredited by NCFE CQ at Level 3 and is also CPD recognised (Continuous Professional Development). You will receive certificates listing the units you have studied. You can add on the remaining units to gain the full Diploma.

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.

  • Fast-Track

    Qualify as a Medical Secretary in as little as 3 months

  • Course Flexibility

    Course open for 12 months - giving you plenty of flexibility for holidays & illness

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  • Regular Start Dates

    Start at a time to suit you. Start dates throughout the year.

  • Expert Tutor Support

    Continuous expert tutor support throughout your course

  • Get Noticed

    Enhance your job prospects with this course


    Our qualifications are industry recognised and externally verified

  • Careers Advice

    CV design and support whilst applying for jobs for up to 2 years

Available Start Dates

  • July 2022
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CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Diploma Level 3

  • CQ10464 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) (Additional Option/Cost)


Level 3 is advanced level and 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 CPD accreditation.


Course Content

21 Units / 12 Months

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

  1. Basic Term Construction
  2. Digestive System
  3. Respiratory System
  4. Cardiovascular System
  5. Blood and Lymphatic System
  6. Oncology
  7. Renal System
  8. Male Reproduction System
  9. Female Reproductive System
  10. Pregnancy, Childbirth and Paediatrics
  11. Muscular System
  12. Nervous System
  13. Connective System
  14. Infection and Disease
  15. Pathology and Drugs
  16. Sensory Organs
  17. Endocrine System
  18. Revision and Mocks
  1. Medical Audio Transcription
  2. Medical Documents
  3. Touch Typing and Speed Development – Interactive Program

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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