Our home study/distance learning Medical Secretary Diploma Level 3 qualification accredited by NCFE CQ, City & Guilds/AMSPAR plus 450 CPD points/credits is a very popular course and designed to train you to a professional standard for a rewarding career as a Medical Secretary or Administrator!
The qualification 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 and develop their skills further to boost confidence and increase job opportunities.
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 16 months.
Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 450 CPD points/credits
CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Diploma (Level 3)
City & Guilds/AMSPAR 5519-12 – Medical Terminology Award (Level 2)
CQ10464 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Additional Option/cost
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.
City & Guilds and AMSPAR – you have the choice of sitting the external Medical Terminology exam at an exam centre or sitting this exam at home for accreditation through NCFE CQ.
Included in the course is a Personal Development text book, Medical Secretary text book and a Medical Dictionary, IT manuals, demonstration videos, information booklets, mock exams, worked examples, marked assignments and tasks, ongoing tutor support. You will complete untimed Assessments or timed exams at the end of each Unit for submission to NCFE.
City & Guilds Medical Terminology Award exam
You will also complete mocks for the Medical Terminology exam for those choosing to sit the external City & Guilds exam. We source a suitable centre for you to sit this exam. Exam entry fees are payable direct to the exam centre about 2 months prior to the exam. Centres are currently charging between £90-£150.
|Medical Terminology - 18 Units|
|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|
|Medical Secretary Diploma - IT, Administration, Business Documents and Personal Development Units|
|Outlook - Email and PIM||Internet and Web Research|
|Excel - Spreadsheets and Charts||PowerPoint - Electronic Presentations|
|Business Meetings||Diary Management|
|Composing Medical Letters and Emails||Medical Documents (Letters, Reports, Articles)|
|Medical Audio Transcription||Advanced Mail Merge|
|Professional Customer Care Skills||Professional Telephone and Communication Skills|
|Managing Workload||Managing Professional Working Relationships|
|Touch Typing and Speed Development - using our interactive program - Speed Exam|
You will need Microsoft Office for this section of the course. Monthly subscription available for Office 365 or earlier versions back to 2013 are suitable. Details on request.
Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options
|15% Discount for Paying in Full|
You can complete the course in as little as 6 months or as soon as you wish.
|10% Discount for Paying Quarterly|
You can complete the course over 12 months.
Each quarter payment £303.75
|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.