HNC Medical Administration

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Are you interested in working as a medical administrator in a hospital, a GP practice, or another healthcare setting? Do you want to develop your skills in office management, digital technologies, and business communication? If so, this course is for you!

The Higher National Certificate in Medical Administration is a one-year course that will equip you with the knowledge and abilities to perform a range of administrative tasks in the medical sector. You will learn how to use word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to manage information, record financial transactions, and support decision making. You will also gain an understanding of the medical terminology, patient administration, and customer care practices that are essential for working in a healthcare environment.

By completing this course, you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification that will enhance your employability and career prospects in the medical administration field. You will also have the opportunity to progress to further study at HND level or equivalent.


3 National 5 units including English.

A relevant National Certificate at SCQF level 6 or equivalent.

Relevant work experience in an administrative role.


The course consists of 12 units, which are:

·         Word Processing

·         Spreadsheets

·         Databases

·         Office Administration

·         Digital Technologies for Administrators

·         Recording Financial Transactions

·         Personal Development Planning

·         Business Communication

·         Medical Terminology for Administration Staff

·         Hospital Patient Administration

·         GP Medical Administration

·         Creating a culture of Customer Care