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Medical Secretary Diploma (Full)

Our Medical Secretary Diploma Level 3 course accredited by NCFE CQ, City & Guilds/AMSPAR plus 450 CPD points/credits is a very popular course with both the NHS training their staff and private students.

This is a online distance learning course you can study from your own home or work.

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 looking to 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.

Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 450 CPD points/credits

The course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded 450 CPD points/credits and the:


CQ10460 – Medical Secretary Diploma (Level 3)

City & Guilds/AMSPAR 5519-12 – Medical Terminology Award (Level 2) (Option)

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/AMSPAR Medical Terminology external exam– you have the choice of sitting this exam at an exam centre (exam entry fees are due direct to the exam centre).  Alternatively you can sit the Medical Terminology exam at home with accreditation from NCFE CQ.  You can decide which option you would like to have when ready to sit the exam.

Enrolment Form
If you would like to enrol on the Medical Secretary Full Diploma, please click on this link and complete the Enrolment Form.
If you would like to read our Prospectus for the Medical Secretary Full Diploma course please click on this link.

Course Content

There are 3 text books included in this course – “The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook” by Sue France, Oxford Medical Dictionary and the Medical Terminology and Clinical Procedures by Mary Bird.

Touch Typing and Speed Development is taught using our interactive typing program where you can log into your own personal account to track progress.

You will access your course online via our Lewis College Learning Hub where you will have a range of lessons for each module, be able to download courseware including Microsoft Office step by step guides, audio files and administration information booklets for future use plus assignments and tasks to complete.

Tutors will provide personal feedback to submitted work, demonstration videos for further guidance and worked examples enabling effective progression throughout the course.

Assessments are completed at the end of each module and submitted via email, gradually building your Diplomas as you progress through the course.  Guidance and support is provided in this section of the course as well.  The Medical Terminology exam is either sat at an external exam centre or at home with NCFE CQ accreditation once you have completed all the lessons.

Free careers advice, CV review and job application support included in the course.

The course time frame is open for 16 months and you can complete the course as quickly as you wish or to match your selected payment option.

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 £120-£150.

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
Medical Secretary Diploma - IT, Administration, Business Documents and Personal Development Units
Outlook - Email and PIMInternet and Web Research
Excel - Spreadsheets and ChartsPowerPoint - Electronic Presentations
Business MeetingsDiary Management
Composing Medical Letters and EmailsMedical Documents (Letters, Reports, Articles)
Medical Audio TranscriptionAdvanced Mail Merge
Professional Customer Care SkillsProfessional Telephone and Communication Skills
Managing WorkloadManaging Professional Working Relationships
Touch Typing and Speed Development - using our interactive program - Speed Exam
You will need MS Office for this course (details about subscription for Office 365 available from us).  You can use a Mac or Windows computer.
- you can complete the course as quickly as you wish!
Course time frame open for 16 months.

Course time frame open for 16 months.
Each quarter payment £303.75
☺No interest charged and no finance agreement.
☺Pay monthly by standing order.
☺You can pause your course for up to 6 months.
☺You can stop your course at any time you wish.
☺You can start with one monthly payment plan and change part way through the course to suit your finances.
☺You can make additional payments as and when 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.
£50 per month = 27 months
£60 per month = 22 months plus balance
£70 per month = 19 months plus balance
£80 per month = 16 months plus balance
£90 per month = 15 months
£100 per month = 13 months plus balance
£125 per month = 10 months plus balance

Start DatesStatus
September 2019 (3 and 17 September)

75% Full
1 October 201920% Full
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Enrolment Form
If you would like to enrol on the Medical Secretary Full Diploma, please click on this link and complete the Enrolment Form.
If you would like to read our Prospectus for the Medical Secretary Full Diploma course please click on this link.