Medical Secretary Diploma with City & Guilds/AMSPAR Level 2 Qualification

Our Medical Secretary training is recognised as being one of the best programmes in its field. This diploma will give you the skills employers are looking for and help gain a recognisable medical secretary qualification.

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A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Nationally recognised skills for Medical Secretaries are generally considered to be advantageous when seeking employment in the healthcare sector. So you should feel confident in the knowledge that our Medical Secretary Diploma has been given short course approval from the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR). In fact, with highly regarded skills, there’ll be nothing stopping you from getting a well paid, highly valued role as a Medical Secretary, Medical Administrator, Healthcare Assistant, or you could use it as an initial taster into the world of nursing. On successful completion of your diploma, you’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2* Award in Medical Terminology qualification (additional home study is recommended).

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 220 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

220 hours or 9 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

The highest level of specialist skills to work as a Medical Secretary

Cut through the jargon, see inside the systems, and start to understand what it’s like working in this world.

The medical profession is a challenging sector where discretion, patience, sensitivity and an unwavering eye for detail are essential skills. Our Medical Secretary Diploma will teach you all the vital skills you need to act as a link between patient and doctor. You’ll learn how to integrate the theory of highlytechnical medical terminology, complete a complex array of administrative and technical tasks, in the most accurate and timely manner, including compiling confidential letters, typing reports for patient records, assisting with medical journals and keeping the office running efficiently.

Get the job as a highly trained Medical Secretary

Our Medical Secretary Diploma offers you the best of both worlds – business and medical. Not only will you get the highest level of skills required to work for a commercial firm, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within the medical profession. You’ll be proficient in medical terminology, medical audio-typing and medical word processing. The diploma will also teach you excellent IT skills, enabling you to master Microsoft programmes. You’ll also have the option to choose from an elective choice of additional subjects including health and safety essentials.

 

Aims and Objectives

"The Medical Secretarial Diploma offers you the best of both worlds – business and medical. Not only will you get the highest level of skills required to work for a commercial firm, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within the medical profession. You’ll gain excellent IT skills and become proficient in medical terminology, medical audio-transcription and medical word processing.

On the successful completion of this medical secretary course, you’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification (additional home study is recommended)."

Courses Included

Medical Audio Transcription

Our extremely thorough Medical Audio Transcription training covers the transcription and simple medical terminology you might come across in an administration role the medical industry. 

Medical Terminology

This course helps you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification.

 

Medical Word Processing

Medical offices require a lot of admin. Get to grips with the finer workings of Word and you can create professional looking documents and reports quickly and easily.

 

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. 

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

 

PowerPoint

Our PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this comprehensive presentation software. Flexible to study, you can choose the version of Microsoft Office you wish to study on. 

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

alternative Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose one additional elective course. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Business Document Production

Text processing, whether it’s part of secretarial training or another discipline, is an integral part of business document production. This course consists of four simple but comprehensive lessons ensuring you cover every aspect of the speciality.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. 

Speedwriting

Our SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™ SpeedWriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds over 40 wpm.

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites required. 

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: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • 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*).

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

 

 

Career Path

Gaining this qualification will help you gain a job as a Medical Secretary. If you're keen to progress your career you could look to work in a GP practice where you could aim to become a Practice Manager or, if you prefer to work in the NHS environment, further management training could lead to an Administration Management position. 

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

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