National Certificate: N5 Medical Secretary (SAQA ID 66957)

This course builds on the knowledge and skills that you gained in the previous level, and further prepares you for working as a medical secretary or medical office receptionist.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You have already completed the N4-level course
  • You want to further develop your administrative skills and learn more about how to apply them in a medical office environment
  • You want to meet the entry requirements for the N6-level course
Course code:
EN5044-04
Accreditation status:
N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID: 66957
Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
Click here to view the course fee. Please note: The course fee includes the examination fees.
Entry requirements:
Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Medical Practice N5
Assessment and award:
Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N5 Medical Secretary from the DHET.

Additional information:
N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

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