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Clinical Coder

Reading medical notes and records, analysing and translating into codes that accurately represent the patient's stay.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. This might include level 2 in English, maths and a science subject (preferably science / biology).

What apprentices will learn
  • assess patient records and notes
  • identify and apply medical terms into code
  • allocate diagnosis and procedural codes to patient records
  • extract information from all types of clinical documentation and assess relevant health record content
  • input clinical codes onto Patient Administration Systems

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
HEE National School of Healthcare Science
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.