Students tackle ‘rock concert’ challenge in Minecraft: Education Edition during MOS Four Nations Finals

Teachers all over the world are increasingly using Minecraft: Education Edition to challenge their students in new ways, creating projects and schemes of work that cover a huge range of classroom subjects and real-life scenarios. In June, The MOS 4N National Finalists worked as National Teams on a music-themed project to collaboratively demonstrate their digital skills using Minecraft: Education Edition and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way.

Microsoft Brings the Four Nations Together with the MOS Championship

Since the launch of the MOS Four Nations Championship, more than 40,000 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams have been delivered across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Microsoft and Prodigy Learning are proud to announce the inaugural Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations Champions who have demonstrated their digital skills (specifically their mastery of Microsoft Office and Minecraft) at the Four Nations Final held at Microsoft UK Headquarters.

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship: Join the Movement

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship (MOSWC) is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office, managed in the UK & Ireland by Prodigy Learning. In its 15th year, the 2016 MOS World Championship (MOSWC) attracted more than 700,000 unique candidates from 120 countries who took a MOS certification exam to  demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited Certiport Testing Centre and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of 15 June, 2017). To participate, students must first take and pass a qualifying MOS exam in Word, Excel or PowerPoint (2013 or 2016) during the Qualifying Round to be eligible for invitation to the UK & Ireland Final.

MOS UK Finals this Wednesday – second group of qualifiers announced

Proficiency in ICT is a skill-set that permeates into the way students work, elevating their ability and progress in many other subjects, and the importance of 21 century skills in the workplace and the emphasis placed on them by employers is increasingly apparent. Recently we shared the story of a student from Wales whose MOS…

Microsoft Certification Roadmap Webinar

Do you want to create an environment where everyone is Microsoft qualified? Where your IT staff are upskilled? Where your teachers are qualified in the services they are using to educate your students? Where your students have industry recognised qualifications? By becoming a Microsoft IT Academy member, you move a step closer to achieving the…


Learn how Microsoft certifications can benefit teachers and students

How would you like to Learn how MOS certifications can drive GCSE ICT results?  Learn how Microsoft certifications can up skill your IT Staff and support their development and training?  Learn how Microsoft certifications benefits teachers and students? Join our webinar Certification Roadmap Webinar, Tuesday 19th March 12-12.45pm. See how it has benefited Pontypridd High…


Help Boost Student Employability with Microsoft IT Academy

Guest post by Anthony Nneke Microsoft IT Academy is our Membership Program that provides Institutions with discounted curriculum learning resources and exams. IT Academy helps Institutions deliver Microsoft Qualifications to their IT Staff, Teachers and Students respectively. The Microsoft IT Academy Curriculum offers today’s students the hands on skills and experience that they will need…


MTA Success story with Zenos

Whilst most of us are now on holiday, my colleague Greg Pearson, UK Lead for Microsoft Learning has picked up this new video success story around our Microsoft Technology Associate Exams (MTA)  for students, with Zenos  which I thought I would share with you for you to then share with your students. – MTA eases…


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)–a way for everyone to gain certification in IT

Recently I wrote a post on how Sawtry Community College has used Microsoft Office Specialist exams (MOS), to challenge and further their student’s education. However it can also be used as an alternative to AS levels. Depending on the student, the option to take the MOS exam could be more suited. A great example is…