Pitman Training Group, in partnership with Microsoft and Prodigy Learning, today officially launched its new Microsoft Office (MOS) Certification Diploma. This innovative programme is designed to allow job-seekers to demonstrate to employers that they have top-level Microsoft Office skills. It combines renowned Pitman training with a globally recognised Microsoft certification.
Microsoft Office ranks as the 2nd most required skill of the 20 most needed future job skills according to a recent IDC study. It’s an essential skill to have if you’re looking to work as an Administrative Assistant, PA, Secretary or any other role in the office environment.
This new diploma has seven core subjects focussing the key Microsoft Office applications, such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel. After the courses have been completed, candidates get the opportunity to take a series of practice tests before taking four official Microsoft Office Specialist exams. MOS is the only official Microsoft training and certification programme for Office.
Job-seekers can benefit from Pitman Training’s flexible study options with this programme available in training centres nationwide or online through distance learning.
Lyn Barwick (Product & Qualifications Director, Pitman Training Group) commenting on the announcement said: “Pitman Training has released a brand new Microsoft Office Diploma and is very excited to be partnering with Microsoft and Prodigy Learning to enable Pitman students to go on to gain renowned Microsoft Office certifications, following study of courses such as, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. The MOS certification is in demand by employers as they prove a high level of competency in IT application skills”.
Mike Morris (Further Education & Skills Manager, Microsoft UK) noted: “Microsoft is delighted to be working in Partnership with the Pitman Training Group and Prodigy Learning. It is fantastic that Pitman is using our latest software to deliver their new Microsoft Office (MOS) Certification Diploma. We hope this partnership will grow from strength to strength over the next few years”.
Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) added: “Prodigy Learning is delighted to see Pitman Training offer this new Microsoft Office Certification Diploma. Our partnership will benefit job-seekers looking to train and certify in the latest Microsoft software. It further expands the reach of Microsoft Office Specialist certification in the UK & Ireland and adds 90 Pitman Training centres to the testing network.”
About Pitman Training
Pitman Training is the UK’s most established independent training provider, helping the nation transform careers and change lives through self-paced vocational training.
Offering over 200 courses in numerous sectors of industry, Pitman Training pride themselves in in offering quality vocational training with flexible study options, and have an extensive range of training programmes from general office skills, Microsoft Office, Touch Typing, Event Management and Social Media Training, to their most popular and recognised specialist Executive PA Diploma, Professional Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT and book-keeping courses and more.
With training centres based throughout the UK and Ireland, and also overseas, the company trains over 25,000 individuals each year and achieves unparalleled completion rate of 98% with an impressive 80% positive job outcome within 6 months of training.
About Prodigy Learning
Prodigy Learning is an award winning provider of IT learning and certification solutions for Adobe, Autodesk, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft technologies. These IT certifications deliver job-ready skills, improving employability for students and productivity for employees.
As the Certiport Solution Provider for the UK & Ireland, Prodigy is responsible for managing the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Autodesk Certified User (ACU), HP Accredited Technical Associate (HP ATA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification programmes. Learning solutions supporting these certifications include Textbooks, Online Learning Software, Practice Tests and Certification Exams. This range includes products from partners such as CCI Learning, GMetrix, LearnKey, MeasureUp, Microsoft Press and Wiley.