Medical Secretary Diploma (Short)

About this Medical Secretary Diploma (Short) Course

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 just the core 4 units.  Therefore, 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 are 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.

Course Fees and Payment Plans detailed below.


Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD

CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Diploma Level 3

  • CQ10464 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) (Additional Option/Cost)
The Executive Assistant Diploma is accredited by NCFE CQ and The CPD Group

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 Overview

Course Material There are 2 text books included in this course plus a wide range of course material including demonstration videos, worked examples, build up exercises, information booklets, audio files, interactive typing program etc.

Tutor Support Qualified and experienced tutors will be working with you throughout the course. They will provide feedback to submitted work, guidance and tutoring via email. You will also have the option to book phone/video calls when required.

Accessing Your Course  You will access your course online from your computer, tablet or phone on the move or from home via your Learning Hub Account.

Course Open up to 12 months, giving you plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, illness, moving house etc.

Studying  From as little as 2 hours a week or more to suit you – you choose! However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 3 months.

100% Complete at home The whole course, including Assessments can be completed at home.

Careers Advice  CV design, interviews, support whilst applying for jobs included and for up to 2 years after completion.

Students’ Success  Students are successful in gaining a new job, promotion or have more job security upon successful completion of their course.  Some students secure a new job part way through their course.


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

Payment Options

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£ 638
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  • Complete in 3 Months
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£79.80 PER MONTH
£ 798
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  • 9 Monthly Payments

Medical Seretary Diploma (Short) - Start Dates

  • February 2022
  • March 2022
  • April 2022
  • May 2022

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