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City and Guilds AMSPAR Medical Terminology Courses

These courses are aimed at both existing NHS/private practice staff, return workers, mature students and anyone considering a career as a medical secretary or administrator. 

This course, following completion, gives the student a full City & Guilds accredited qualification.


Course content

Consists of 4 parts to be studied over 4-6 months (based on around 3 hours study a week) which include the following topics:

  • Introduction to terminology and word building
  • Abbreviations
  • The body systems – musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and blood systems, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, sensory and nervous systems
  • Oncology, Radiography, Pathology


Course objectives

  • Define and understand medical words using prefixes, roots and suffixes
  • A core knowledge of terms used for the body systems with diseases and procedures
  • Identify abbreviations and symbols used in the medical profession 


Course assessment and delivery

  • Available online through the BSMSA training website
  • Full individual tutorial support – each student will be allotted a mentor who will provide information and advice on study skills, guidance and support
  • Self-assessment tests
  • Mentor-marked end of module assignments


City and Guilds Level 2 AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology 5519-220 £350.00 - full course overview

City and Guilds Level 3 AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology 5519-330 £399.00 - full course overview. Please note this is the highest qualification available for medical terminology.

Course to be completed within 6 months maximum

Final assessment: Once all units and assignments have been completed, a final assignment will be undertaken. This will cover all unit contents and will be a mentor marked final assessment and evaluation. Students will be required to complete an examination at one of our centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester, St Austell or Lincoln following successful completion of the course. If you are working in a medical environment there may the opportunity for you to sit your final unit assessment in your work place.  

Course enrolment fee includes

  • City and Guilds registration
  • Full access to course material and learning platform
  • Final City and Guilds AMSPAR certificate
  • Mentor support
  • Medical Support Book

Payment can be made online, direct bank transfer or by cheque. If you wish to pay by bank transfer or cheque please email for an enrolment form. If you wish to purchase this course now online please add this course to your basket below. All card payments are made using the Paypal payment system. You do not need a Paypal account for this, but you will be redirected to the Paypal website. No card details are held or stored on the BSMSA website or by the BSMSA.

If your fee is being paid for by your employer, a purchase order guaranteeing payment, must be sent to the BSMSA office at the time of enrolment. A proforma or invoice can be requested in advance. 

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City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Medical Terminology
£399.00 Purchase
City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Medical Terminology
£350.00 Purchase

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