Certificate In Medical Administration

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Certificate In Medical Administration

This course is designed to prepare students for front-line receptionist duties with a particular emphasis on a Medical/Health Service environment.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
QQI Level 5 Award 5M1997
September 2022 - May 2023
Course requirements
  • Leaving Certificate standard of education.
  • Leaving Certificate Applied –
  • LCVP applicants welcome.
  • Mature Applicants welcome.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
  • All applicants will be interviewed.
Course modules
  • Medical Terminology
  • Text Production
  • Communications
  • Information & Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Audio Transcription
  • Business Administration
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Language (Optional)
Education Progression

QQI Level 5 Award holders may progress to QQI Advanced Certificate Level 6 – Business Administration within Rathmines College. Successful candidates may also progress to Higher National Diplomas within Rathmines College or to a wide variety of Higher Education Colleges.

QQI Level Award holders are eligible to apply to a wide variety of higher education colleges (see www.cao.ie and www.qqi.ie)

Work Experience

This course has a mixture of continuous practical assessments and written examinati Work Experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College encourages students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place. Students will spend at least two weeks in a medical/health service environment in order to gain practical first-hand experience.

Career Opportunites

Students who successfully complete this course are equipt to seek employment at Admnistration level in a range of business environments including a medical/health service environment.


I really enjoyed my time studying in Rathmines College, all the teachers were so supportive and helpful throughout the year. I couldn't have chosen a better place to study my QQI Level 5 and I look forward to the opportunities that come my way in the future. From this course I secured a full time job in the Mater Hospital
Emele Gibson -Medical Admin
loved my time in Rathmines college, I wish it wasn’t over so quick. The staff are all so nice and helpful. Each tutor only wants to see you succeed to the best of your ability. Whatever help you need they go above and beyond to help in anyway possible. The medical administration course was so enjoyable and so interesting. The 2 week work experience block really gave me a good feel for this industry and made me confident about pursuing a career in this field. I feel this course has really prepared me to return to work with the knowledge and skills needed for this industry. I will definitely be recommending this college in the future to any friends and family. I secured a job in Crumlin Hospital through the employment links in the college
Laura Jane Reilly- Medical Administration
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