Medical Secretary (Level 5)

This course gives students the skills necessary to work in a medical administration environment or in general administration. 


Duration: One year, full time.


  • Audio Transcription 5N1549
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Information and Administration 5N1389
  • Medical Terminology 5N2428
  • Text Production 5N1422
  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Work Experience 5N1356


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M1997 Office Administration

Career Options

This course gives students the skills necessary to give administrative and secretarial support in the healthcare area. The wide range of modules also opens opportunities outside the healthcare area in other fields such as general office administration. 

Third Level Progression

Although most students on this course progress to employment after the course, third level opportunities include:
  • TU Dublin- Tallaght: Business TU670, TU787 and TU932.
  • TU Dublin- Blanchardstown: Business TU772 and TU902
There are many more opportunities for College progression. 
Please contact with any queries.

Entry Requirements

  •  Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, QQI Level 4 full major award or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience may be acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years old or over at the start of the course.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject area and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or higher).
  • Garda vetting clearance is required for students taking this course.


For details on our fees, please click here.

I received great feedback from people who had previously completed this course. The course has got a great reputation among healthcare organisations which can be seen as students who want to go into employment afterwards, get jobs quickly.  All the teachers were great and there was a lovely atmosphere around the college.

Aine Niland. Employed as administrator and receptionist at Peamount Healthcare.

I decided to join this college due to the reputation of the College, the modules covered and the one year duration of the course. The teachers were extremely helpful and helped build our confidence every step of the way. Each module was studied and explained indepth in a way that helped form a bond with each other and facilitated encouragement. I really enjoyed all of the subjects. I felt all would benefit in any organisational setting, be it Administration and Medical/Healthcare setting. I found everyone to be so helpful, friendly and understanding in relation to personal and family situations that can affect mature student studies. I hope to gain employment in a Healthcare setting and continue to grow my skills by further studying in College and at University.

Lisa Berry