Level Two Award in Medical Terminology

This course will provide learners who have no previous knowledge of the subject, with a grounding in the correct construction, recognition and use of medical terminology. It is suitable for learners who want to work as receptionists, administrators and records clerks within any section of the health care sector. It is particularly suitable for those already working within a medical environment although this is not essential.



What will I study?

  • Correct spelling of medical terminology
  • the structure and meaning of medical word parts
  • the meaning of medical terminology relating to the human body
  • the meaning of medical terminology relating to the medical specialities
  • the meaning of pharmaceutical abbreviations

How will I be assessed?

Weekly lessons will include delivery by unit, discussion, practice and testing.  Candidates will be required to undertake homework on a weekly basis  and it is vital that candidates can accommodate this important aspect of the course. The course is assessed by an externally set and marked written test which requires a pass mark of 70% or more. Accuracy is therefore essential and the correct spelling of medical terminology is a requirement for this examination.

Entry requirements

You should have a very good command of English language and have the equivalent of GCSE in English Grade C or above.

What next?

You could progress onto the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Medical Administration or into employment in an administrative role within the health care sector


Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide