• Business

    HNC Administration and IT with PDA in Medical Administration

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Our HNC Administration and IT with PDA in Medical Administration course helps you gain the skills needed for administrative roles within the medical and healthcare sector. Discover a pathway to becoming a valuable member of a team in various settings, from GP surgeries to national government organisations.

Entry Requirements

To join this course, you'll need:

  • a genuine interest in admin or IT
  • a minimum of one Higher, and ideally English or Maths at SCQF Level 5/6
  • we'll also consider a relevant group of NQ Units and SCQF Level 6 or a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills.

If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life experience, practical skills, or previous employment, we may also consider your application.

Course Content

Explore a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip you for success in admin or IT roles. Highlights may include:

  • in-depth knowledge of medical terminology and its applications
  • understanding roles, responsibilities, procedures, and legislation in hospital patient administration
  • development of strong IT and digital skills, including proficiency in common software packages
  • enhancement of business communication skills for effective document production and successful meetings or presentations
  • emphasis on customer care and the application of bookkeeping skills in a business context
  • complete a work placement within a medical or healthcare setting

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

After successful completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • start a career in Medical Administration within the NHS or private-sector medical or healthcare organisations.
  • utilise your admin and IT skills in customer service or admin support roles, such as PA, admin assistant, or receptionist.
  • progress to a Level 8 course like HND Administration and IT

You may also have the opportunity to discover potential career paths, including hearing insights from local business employers and NHS professionals. Some students may even engage in real projects for local businesses, opening doors to employment opportunities.

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing this course, you may gain:

  • specialised knowledge in medical administration, aligning with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
  • versatile admin and IT skills applicable across various industries.
  • real-world experience through work placements and potential projects with local businesses.
  • the chance to meet industry professionals for valuable insights and tips on successful interviews.

You will also gain PDA Medical Administration, PDA Office Administration, and PDA Information Technology in Business as part of this course.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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