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.


Microsoft and Prodigy Learning invite your students to take up the MOS Four Nations Challenge…

The MOS Four Nations Championship offers an opportunity for students across the UK and Ireland to prove their digital skills and be in the running to win fantastic prizes. To participate, eligible students must take, and pass, a MOS exam (Excel, PowerPoint or Word) before 15 May, 2017. Three finalists each from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will then be invited to the MOS Four Nations Championship finals day at Microsoft UK in June 2017.


Imagine Academy – providing digital skills, curricula & certifications to teachers, students and staff

The following post is from Anthony Nneke, Education Business Manager at Microsoft UK. Anthony leads on the Imagine Academy on behalf of the Microsoft UK Education team. We have a series of on-demand webinars available for you to learn more about the impact of Imagine Academy: Microsoft Imagine Academy – Look Inside the Box [Part 1] Microsoft…


SQA launches new PC Passport qualification alongside MOS Scotland Championship in partnership with Prodigy Learning

Digital skills that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional academic subjects and permeate further into the way candidates work on all levels are increasingly sought after by employers. Schools need to find a balance between ensuring that all areas of the curriculum are covered, and blending into that the development of the skills and disciplines…


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 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…


New IT Academy Certification Benefits

From 1st September 2011, all IT Academies and new IT Academies will receive: 10 x MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Vouchers 20  MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) Vouchers Teacher Readiness – if you are a teacher, you can use these vouchers and subscribe to the Microsoft Certified Trainer Programme (MCT) that is free through IT Academy already…