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Medical Office Award

The Medical Office Award training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Stop trying to make sense of medical jargon via all the text books you’re ploughing through, and let us help you. With training advisors on hand, as well as workbooks to use as reference, this is a great way to get under the skin of a quite complicated industry.

Course Duration: 55 hours

CPD Points: 55


Medical Terminology

The medical profession is one of the most rewarding industries to work in – it is also very unique. Comprising 15 comprehensive and interactive lessons, this course has been developed to help you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines including biology, cardiology, psychology and many more.

You will be guided through each speciality step-by-step and learn how seemingly complicated medical jargon is built up from word roots, prefixes and suffixes, so this language becomes second nature to you.

Medical Word Processing

Getting to grips with the finer workings of Microsoft Word means you can create professional looking documents and reports quickly and easily, saving you hours of wasted time. Great for medical secretaries, ward clerks, medical receptionists, medical summarisers, or medical admin assistants and many more roles.

Learn some tricks in this short training course of how to get Microsoft Word to work properly for you and your medical documents will never look the same again.

Once you’ve completed it you could go on to take the OCR Level 2 Medical Word Processing exam, a well recognised Pitman Training Certificate for medical secretaries.

Medical Audio Transcription

Medical Audio Transcription training is a very 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 on it.

Our extremely thorough Medical Audio Transcription training covers simple medical terminology, and letters and memos from clinicians and senior hospital staff: consultant ophthalmologists, consultant gastroenterologists, consultant dermatologists, senior and surgical registrars, chief executives and GPs.

Like all our students on Medical Audio Transcription courses, you’ll be ideally placed to move on to our full Medical Secretary Diploma, which gives you even greater options for an extremely rewarding future career.

Our Medical Office Award gives you the grounding for entering medical administration, providing you with the essential skills to work in a medical office.

You will learn how to:

  • Build your essential office and computer skills for medical office work
  • Get to grips with medical terminology
  • Learn how to produce medical documents
  • Accurately transcribe documents full of medical jargon from auto dictation

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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