Covid-19 updates

AMSPAR is continuing to offer all of its online courses and is continuing to operate Head Office functions by staff working at home during the coronavirus lockdown. We are constantly seeking updates and advice regarding any examinations that are upcoming and you can view the latest updates from City and Guilds and Ofqual by following the links below:

Summer Dated Exams for Vocational Technical Qualifications

Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 situation the following May/June Vocational Technical Qualification scheduled exams have been cancelled. We are working on next steps and mitigation for each qualification and will provide updates as soon as this is possible.


  • 5519-220/ 5528-265   Level 2 Medical Terminology
  • 5519-330   Level 3 Medical Terminology
  • 5519-223/ 5528-268   Level 2 Working in the NHS
  • 5519-335/ 5528-364   Level 3 Medical Principles for the Administrator
  • 5519-336/ 5528-365   Level 3 Legal Aspects of Medical Admin

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Welcome to AMSPAR

AMSPAR is The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists. It was established in 1964 with the aim of creating and promoting appropriate qualifications, initially for those working as medical secretaries and subsequently for medical receptionists, administrators and practice managers.

AMSPAR performs two functions. It is a professional membership organisation which recognises both formal qualifications and length of service in a healthcare environment. AMSPAR members receive special privileges and services including access to a free legal helpline, a number of newsletters and access to events in addition to valuable work and non-work related discounts.

AMSPAR works with City & Guilds to provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications suitable for delivery as either full or part time study programmes. These range from Level 2 through to Level 5 and are available in a range of funded packages. AMSPAR also offer a number of non-framework courses.

The Association’s work is supported by a small core of employed staff at our head office in London.

Centres with students sitting our qualifications can receive a complimentary copy of our newsletters during the period of study via AMSPAR with free student membership available. Those who achieve an AMSPAR / City & Guilds Qualification are eligible for full AMSPAR Membership and the post-nominals of MAMS.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is to promote quality and coherence in the delivery of vocational qualifications aimed at Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists and to encourage and support standards of excellence in the pursuit of continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 22nd April 2020