Medical Secretary Diploma

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 you gain our widely recognised Pitman Training certification.

Nationally recognised skills for Medical Secretaries are generally considered to be advantageous when seeking employment in the healthcare sector.

A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. 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.

Once you’ve completed your studies you’ll gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Medical Secretary Diploma. 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 highly technical 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.

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.


• Medical Audio Transcription

• Medical Terminology

• Medical Word Processing

• Typaz (Touch Typing Course) or Typaz Professional

• Audio Transcription Level 1

• PowerPoint

• Word or Word Expert

• Excel or Excel Expert

• Outlook

• Effective Business Communication


• Socrates GP Practice Healthcare

• Business Document Production

• Successful Meetings and Minutes

• Speedwriting

• Health and Safety Essentials

Guideline Learning Time

220 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time

(Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)