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Medical Secretary Diploma (Full)

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Lewis College


£1,425 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning
24 months · Self-paced
No formal qualification
450 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
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Our Medical Secretary Diploma (Full) Level 3 course is accredited by NCFE CQ and is also CPD recognised. Included in the course is the option to sit the external City & Guilds/AMSPAR Medical Terminology Level 2 exam.

Suitable for beginners and those already working as a Medical Secretary or Administrator. Various NHS Trusts have enrolled their staff on this course.

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


450 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Group

Course media


  • Medical Secretary Diploma Prospectus - download


Course Material There are 3 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 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 18 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 decide! However, outstanding students and those who study full time can be fast-tracked and potentially complete within 5 months.

100% Complete at home The whole course, including Assessments can be completed at home – except the external City & Guilds Medical Terminology exam if you choose to sit this.

CareersAdvice 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.

Medical Terminology – 18 Units

This is the main section of the course and covers a wide range of medical terminology relevant to different departments within a hospital or medical centre. You will learn how medical terms are structured as well as specific definitions for a range of medical conditions.

Business Documents – 4 Units

  • Advanced Mail Merge
  • Medical Audio Transcription
  • Medical Documents
  • Touch Typing and Speed Development – Interactive Program

Administration – 3 Units

  • Diary Management
  • Organising Business Meetings
  • Composing Medical Letters and Emails

Medical Secretary Skills – 5 Units

  • Professional Telephone and Communication Skills
  • Professional Customer Care Skills
  • Managing Workload
  • Maintaining Professional Working Relationships
  • Managing Ergonomics/Health and Safety

IT Skills – Microsoft Office – 4 Units

  • Outlook – Advanced Email and Personal Information Management
  • Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts
  • PowerPoint – Advanced Electronic Presentations
  • Internet and Web Research

City & Guilds/AMSPARMedical Terminology external exam

You have the choice of sitting this additional external exam if you wish. The exam is held 3 times a year. There is an additional exam entry fee payable to the exam centre when you book the exam. Centres are currently charging between £120-£190.

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Who is this course for?

Those looking to have a career as a Medical Secretary or Administrator.

Beginners and those with some prior knowledge or experience working in Administration or Secretarial roles.

Those working as a Ward Clerk, Medical Receptionist or Medical Secretary and now looking to develop their career and job opportunities.


Business standard English skills are recommended.

Basic IT knowledge.

A computer, Internet connection, MS Office 2013/2016 or 365.

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Career path

Learners will be able to apply for a jobs working as a Medical Secretary or Medical Administrator working in:

  • NHS hospitals
  • Medical Centres
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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