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Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration (Medical Administration) for NHS Level 3

Summary: 
This Advanced Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around the needs of the NHS
Course description: 

This advanced apprenticeship leads to nationally recognised qualifications. The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Level 3 (Medical Administration) for NHS is built up of a framework consisting of: OCR Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF), City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Medical Secretaries (QCF), EDI Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF) & EDI Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF) or Key Skills in Communication Level 2 and Application of Number Level 2.

This Advanced Apprenticeship is ideal for developing skills and knowledge whilst working within the world of business. This qualification offers the unique opportunity to earn and learn in this sector.  Real work experience, which is personalised to each learner’s aspirations and interests, is integrated into the programme.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Level 3 (Medical Administration) for NHS is built up of a framework consisting of:

OCR Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF) - To achieve a full award, candidates must complete 6 units in total, two mandatory units and four optional units, which will be chosen from a range of units reflecting the current role and responsibilities of the learner. The 2 mandatory units are: 'Carry out your responsibilities at work' and 'Work within your business environment'.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Medical Secretaries (QCF) (49 Credits) – The 4 mandatory units (39 credits) are: Medical principles for the administrator; Medical administration; Managing communication in a medical environment and Medical word processing and audio transcripts. The additional credits required to complete the full award will be chosen from a range of units reflecting the current role and responsibilities of the learner.

EDI Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF) & EDI Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF) or Key Skills in Communication Level 2 and Application of Number Level 2.

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace, except some of the content, which may be undertaken in college.

Measurable benefits include: better team performance; productivity targets met or exceeded; quicker response time and reduced error rates.

Entry requirements: 

To start this Advanced Apprenticeship programme, you should ideally have 5 GCSEs (grade C or above) and have achieved Medical Terminology Level 2 and Medical Word Processing. This course is aimed at those in a supervisory role although this is not essential.

Learning outcome: 

This course develops the skills needed to be an effective administrator within the NHS. This course is recommended for employees working in administration; who want to gain a qualification through a flexible combination of workshops and assessments in the workplace.

In this course learning is based around providing business support systems, processes and services that enable the NHS to achieve its objectives and continuously improve its performance.

Assessment: 

Training and assessments are mainly delivered in the workplace though some of the content can be delivered in college.

Assessment is via a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, practical assessments and projects.

Career progression: 

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within the NHS and progression into higher education.

This is a Level 3 course:
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E0030

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Duration: 
Approximately 18 months