Course Overview

Students are introduced to the world of Medical Administration and IT practice.  Medical Terminology and Audio Transcription modules provides learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to pursue an administrative career in the medical, healthcare or dental sectors. 

The medical profession is a challenging sector where discretion, patience, sensitivity and an unwavering eye for detail are essential skills. 

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 as well as keeping the office running efficiently. 

Completing the Medical Administration award with Progressive College will you give the essential tools and knowledge to be prepared to walk into the medical administration area with confidence. This course will offer you excellent employment opportunities to further your career in medical administration such as medical, dental or social care work.  

If you already working in the medical, dental or social care area, this course is great to refresh your skills and knowledge to further improve your ability. 

Course is aimed at

  • Those pursuing  work as an administrator, receptionist or administrative assistant within the medical, healthcare, dental and social care industries.
  • Those who are looking to refresh their skills and knowledge in the areas.
  • Those looking to develop their IT skills.
  • Those looking to gain knowledge of the medical administration and IT practice.

Course Modules

  • Audio Transcription (5N1549) 
  • Medical Terminology (5N2428) 
  • Word Processing (5N1358) 
  • Text Production (5N1422) 

Should you also wish to complete the QQI full Major award in Administration and get an advantage in the medical administration and IT practice, you will need to complete the following additional modules:  

  • Information & Administration (5N1389) 
  • Customer Service (5N0972) 
  • Work Experience (5N1356) 
  • Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) 

 Students who have already completed the core Medical admin modules with the College will receive a 25% discount on further modules for the full award. 

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Entry Requirements

No prior skills, knowledge or competence in the award subject matter will be required of the learner for successful entry to the programme; but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent and/or experience.  Proficiency in English language is required, together with a strong interest in (subject).

Learners whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS 5.5) or other similar English Language qualifications.

Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +).  Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study.  Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.


Learners may need to complete Patient Manual Handling Training & Cardiac/Basic First Aid Training before completing their work placement which is not provided by Progressive College.

Career Opportunities

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Technical Colleges.  Students who complete the major QQI award in Administration (5M1997) are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS).

Graduates go on to secure employment in administrative affairs within a range of service- related industries, including schools, hospitals, healthcare, medical and social care.


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