This is an online distance learning course you can study from your own home or work.
Suitable for beginners and 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 and promotion prospects.
Many hospitals and medical centres have trained their staff on this course over the years and it is well recognised by the NHS.
Accreditation by NCFE CQ and CPD plus City & Guilds/AMSPAR (option)
This Diploma is a fully accredited qualification by NCFE CQ, awarding organisation recognised by UK qualification regulators. NCFE qualifications are both UK and internationally recognised.
NCFE 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
Further information about NCFE Awarding Body and accreditation.
City & Guilds/AMSPAR Medical Terminology external exam
You have the choice of sitting this external exam if you wish, or you can complete the NCFE CQ Medical Terminology assessment at home. You can decide which option you would like to choose when ready to sit the exam.
There are 3 text books included in this course – which you can refer to after you have completed your course.
You will access your course online via our Lewis College Learning Hub at times to suit you – from your computer, tablet or phone on the move or from home. You can download all the courseware as you progress through each unit to keep for future reference.
Our qualified and experienced tutors will provide personal feedback, demonstration videos for further guidance, worked examples, support and guidance throughout including mentoring. We teach beyond the qualification and include additional topics that directly benefit you.
You will complete mock exams for the Medical Terminology section of the course.
Study from as little as 2 hours a week!
The course is open for you to study for up to 18 months giving you plenty of flexibility and “time out” for holidays, illness, moving house etc.
You can study from as little as 2 hours a week, or however many hours you choose, or even full time if you wish to complete the course in less than 4 months. You can study more one week, less the next – flexible and easy to manage your study times to fit in with your lifestyle.
Range of topics
There are 32 different units in this course covering a wide range of skills and knowledge required for a typical Medical Secretary/Administrator role. To pass each unit you will complete an office style assessment with some units jointly assessed as they cover multi skills. Some units are small which you can complete in a few hours with others requiring a bit more thinking and planning.
The Medical Terminology (18 units) is assessed in one assessment, either by sitting the City & Guilds/AMPSAR external exam or by sitting then NCFE CQ accredited exam at home and submitted electronically.
You can complete the whole course, including assessments at home and submit these electronically, except for the external City & Guilds Medical Terminology exam.
You will receive certificates issued by NCFE and The CPD Accreditation Group. These will list the full range of units and the Medical Secretary Diploma Level 3 identifying the range of knowledge and skills you have achieved. If you choose to sit the City & Guilds/AMSPAR Medical Terminology you will receive a separate certificate directly from the centre where you sit your exam.
Free careers advice and support for up to 2 years after completion
We offer free careers advice, interview technique guidance and support whilst applying for jobs both during the course and for up to 2 years after completion. Most of our students secure a new job or gain promotion whilst studying with us or after they have completed their course.
|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 MS Office for this course (details about subscription for Office 365 available from us). You can use a Mac or Windows computer.
|OPTION - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - special discount rate - £180 (normal price £340) when enrolling on this course|
|Teeline Theory||Speed Development from 40 wpm up to 100 wpm|
|Business Correspondence Dictation and Transcription||Minutes of Business Meetings|
The theory text book is included in the course. You will need a shorthand notebook and biro.
|PAYING IN FULL - 20% DISCOUNT|
FAST TRACK - you can complete the course as quickly as you wish!
|PAYING QUARTERLY||Each quarter payment - £337.50|
City & Guilds Medical Terminology external exam
Centres are currently charging between £120-£150 as a guide. The entry fees need to be paid about 2 months prior to the exam date. The exam is held 3 times a year (February, June and November). We will provide details of centres and how to register nearer the time you are ready to book, if you choose this option.
|Start Dates||Enrol By|
|7 January 2020||20 December 2019|
|21 January 2020||6 January 2020|
|4 February 2020||20 January 2020|
|25 February 2020||10 February 2020|
|10 March 2020||24 February 2020|
|24 March 2020||9 March 2020|
|21 April 2020||6 April 2020|