AMSPAR and City & Guilds work together to provide qualifications recognised by Ofqual for the sector.

A range of qualifications are offered.

Word Processing

Word processing is a skill in itself but in the medical environment there are different formats and standards to be met. If you are a secretary, receptionist, manager or, indeed, employed in any administrative grade you will be expected to know and prepare documents in the appropriate format.

Award in Medical Word Processing

(Level 2)

The aim of the AMSPAR Level 2 Award is to enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills to accurately produce routine professional documents for the medical environment. They will learn how to interpret relevant information and use a range of word processing techniques to edit, format and print a range of standard documents that are common in a medical environment.

Learners will also use mail merge functions to combine information from a data file and produce standard letters. They will also learn the importance of proofreading and how to use appropriate checking methods to produce accurate documents.

The AMSPAR Level 2 Award in Medical Word processing is accredited by Ofqual and is listed in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (9 credits).

Study at a Centre

If you would like to be taught the course you should contact a City & Guilds accredited centre.



The candidate will learn how:

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