Pitman Training

Essential Medical Office Award

Diploma Outline

Our Essential Medical Office Award is a course that gives you the grounding for entering the medical profession, providing you with the essential skills to work in a medical office.
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.

This course enables you to take things at your own pace, as we get to grips with medical jargon, terminology and documents. Working through the different modules you’ll start to make sense of the terminology and understand how it’s constructed, so you can hold your own at any interview and you’ve got a great grounding for your first job in this field.

Pitman Training’s Essential Medical Office Award is designed for anyone interested in developing a career in the medical industry, working in a medical office.

This course provides you with the opportunity to build your confidence in the medical arena, and equips you with technical knowledge and essential office and computer skills that shows you are ready to work in this industry.

Our Essential Medical Office Award takes you step by step through the key areas that you need to understand. You’ll 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

Within Medical Terminology you’ll learn how medical terms are built up by the use of word roots, prefixes and suffixes and gain a thorough grounding in the correct construction, spelling and usage of medical terminology covering a whole range of medical specialisms. 

Within Medical Word Processing you’ll learn how to produce medical documentation such as letters, reports and notices.

Within Medical Audio Transcription you’ll learn to accurately transcribe documents containing medical terminology from audio dictation.

Once you’ve worked through this course you’ll be fully up to speed and be able to impress your interviewers with your understanding of their world. This should put you head and shoulders above the rest who have not yet reached this level.

The Essential Medical Office award can be completed in about 2 weeks full time study, based on 20 – 30 hours a week but it’s broken down into modules so you can pick it up and put it down to suit you – there is no deadline, just take it at your own pace.

Our Essential Medical Office Award can be studied in any of our handy, local centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study the Essential Medical Office Award:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.