Medical Secretarial Studies


Attention all Holders of


It is now possible to upgrade this to a

Diploma in Medical Secretarial Studies


The one year course comprises:

  • 6 Specialist Medical Units
  • Stage II Text Processing
  • Stage II Medical Word Processing
  • Stage II Medical Audio Transcription
  • Basic First Aid Certificate

Supported by 2 days a week in a medical work placement.

We can also facilitate this programme on a one-day-a-week basis in College for individuals working in a medical environment.


My name is Rhonda Meenagh and I am presently completing the AMSPAR Diploma in Medical Secretarial Studies at Limavady College.

Last year I successfully completed my NVQ Level 3 Administration qulification and was considering whether to look for a job or to take one more year at college to become more highly qualified and widen my employment options.

I then discovered that because I had achieved my NVQ Level 3 Administration, I could join the final year of the AMSPAR Medical Diploma course and in just one year become a medical secretary. I knew that this was the route for me!

As with my previous courses at the College I was attached to a work placement - this time I was placed in a Health Centre two days each week undertaking a variety of secretarial duties. After just four months on work placement I was offered a part-time secretarial job. I was delighted, I couldn't believe my luck. I am currently employed part-time at the Health Centre and I am on target to finish my AMSPAR Medical Secretary's Diploma. I am looking forward to June when I will be fully qualified to apply for full-time jobs in Health Centres, hospitals, nursing homes, the health service and many more organisations.


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