City & Guilds/AMSPAR Medical Terminology

Course Duration: Open for 10 months – complete within 3-10 months to suit you!

Qualification: City & Guilds/AMSPAR 5519-12 Medical Terminology Award level 2.

You can study Medical Terminology as a standalone course or you can add this course to any other course we provide.

The course 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 or who wish to have a refresher course in Medical Terminology.


Accreditation by City & Guilds/AMSPAR

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

City & Guilds/AMSPAR Medical Terminology qualification is one of the key qualifications for a Medical Secretary/Administrator.

The exam is held 3 times a year (February, June and November). There is an additional exam entry fee payable to the exam centre when you book the exam.  Centres are currently charging between £120-£190.

If you prefer you can sit the NCFE CQ accredited exam at home.


Course Overview

Course Material  There is a wide range of course material including demonstration videos, worked examples, build up exercises, information booklets, audio files, interactive typing program etc. Fees include the text book and exam preparation for the AMSPAR/City & Guilds exam.

City & Guilds exam entry fees are paid directly to the exam centre approximately 2 months prior to the exam date. 

Tutor Support  Qualified and experienced tutors will be working with you throughout the course providing feedback to submitted work, guidance and tutoring via email with 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 10 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. However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 3 months.

Careers Advice  CV design, interviews, support whilst applying for jobs included and for up to 2 years after completion. Students secure a new job or gain promotion whilst studying with us or after they have completed their course.


Course Content

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

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


We have specific start dates when you can start a course, with limited places available.

Tuesday 7th - Last few places

Tuesday 4th - Places available
Tuesday 11th - Places available
Tuesday 18th - Places available
Tuesday 25th - Places available

Next Step

If you would like to ask any questions, or would like some course and careers advice about working as a Medical Secretary for the NHS, medical centres, pharmaceutical companies or private hospitals, please contact our Careers Adviser, Penny Lewis.