HNC Administration and IT with PDA in Medical Administration

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to allow students to take up a medical secretarial or administrative post within the NHS. This course incorporates the HNC Administration and Information Technology as well as a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Medical Administration which has been designed in consultation with the NHS and is mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Course content

  • General Practice Medical Administration
  • Hospital Patient Administration
  • Medical Terminology for Administration Staff
  • IT (Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet, Presentation Applications)
  • Office Administration
  • Office Technologies
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Financial Accounting
  • Communication
  • Work Experience: Medical - one week in a hospital or GP surgery
  • Graded Unit examination

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two Higher passes at band A-C, or
  • National 5 English (or equivalent) and a numeracy based subject at a similar level 
  • NQ in Medical Administration along with a reference from your current college
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience.
  • An interview will be required for this course

 Selection process information 

Progression routes

  • HND Administration and Information Technology 

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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