Is This for You?

If you’re looking for a career as a Medical Secretary, Medical Administrator, Medical Records Office either within a hospital or GP practice etc., this course will help you to learn how to transcribe documents containing medical terminology.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 10 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre
Training Type
Around 8 to 10 hours

About This Course

Medical Audio Transcription training is a specialised field – so you’re wise to choose the very best medical transcription course you can; and that’s the one with the Pitman Training name.

Our thorough Medical Audio Transcription training covers simple medical terminology and letters and emails from clinicians and senior hospital staff consultant ophthalmologists, consultant gastroenterologists, consultant dermatologists, senior and surgical registrars, chief executives and GPs and to health care services.

Unlike some Medical Audio Transcription courses, this is designed to be flexible, timetabled whenever you choose. You’ll be ideally placed to move on to our full Medical Secretary Diploma, which will give you even greater options for an extremely rewarding future career.

There are four lessons in this course covering:

Module One : Sentences containing medical terminology, letter from Consultant Ophthalmologist, letter from Consultant Gastroenterologist, referral letters from GP to Consultant.

Module Two: Referral letter from Consultant Dermatologist, letter from ENT Registrar, letter from Senior Registrar to GP, Email regarding patient analysis, Clinic Notice.

Module Three: Letter to GP from Senior Registrar in Oncology department, letters from Consultant Physician, email from Surgical Registrar to GP, Clinic Information Notice, email from Practice Nurse regarding diabetic clinics.

Module Four: Referral letter from GP, notice regarding Medical Records, GP letter to Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, letter to Hospital Consultant, notice regarding telephone Helpline.

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Aims and Objectives

The main objective of this course is to teach you how to accurately transcribe documents from audio dictation containing medical terminology.


Before starting this course, it would be preferable if you have some experience with Microsoft Word, knowledge of medical terminology, the ability to touch type, and experience of audio transcription.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

After successful completion of this course you could look towards jobs such as Medical Administrator, Medical Secretary.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.