Our Level 3 (Advanced) Medical Administration Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced Medical Administration techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
The Level 3 Medical Administration Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course developed in collaboration with AMSPAR, (the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists). It teaches you the skills required to meet the specialist administrative and secretarial needs of a range of health care occupations
The qualification has been designed to enable you to progress directly into employment as a medical secretary, or for existing secretaries to gain a qualification that will enhance their career prospects or progress to further study.
The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification
On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
You will cover mandatory units to give you the core knowledge of the qualification. These include:
Medical Terminology, Medical Principles for the Administrator, Medical Administration, Manager Communication in a Medical Environment, and Medical Word Processing and Audio Transcription.
Further units will develop the broader skills required for this occupation, and relate to your current employment where applicable.
The Medical Administration Apprenticeship will take you 18 months to complete. You will attend College for monthly workshops. You will also be expected to undertake private study.
You can start this course at various points throughout the year.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
The qualification is made up from a combination of examinations, coursework, and work-based observations.
Apprenticeship students are also allocated an assessor who will assess your progress as you complete your course and carry out monthly reviews.
Additional costs include an A4 folder for your work, pen, pencil and paper.
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