Background of MOS

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the world's most recognised computing qualification for proving a person’s skills and abilities in Microsoft’s Office applications.  After each module is completed, students will be given a digital badge that can be added to their online profile on websites such as Linked In at a later stage.

Course Structure

  • Qualification Level 2 (GCSE grade 9-4 equivalent) 
  • Students will take two of the core modules (Word and Excel)
  • These modules will be taught over Upper 4 and Lower 5 

Universities & Organisations Offering MOS

The following universities and organisations offer the MOS qualification to their students / employees due to its prestige nature. 

  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of St Andrews
  • Lancaster University
  • Deloitte
  • NHS
  • Linklaters

Examples of Skills Covered in the MOS course

Microsoft Word

  • inserting hyperlinks & bookmarks
  • Using section breaks
  • Inserting bibliography citation sources, footnotes & endnotes
  • Inserting a table of contents

A detailed list of the skills covered can be found here

Microsoft Excel

  • Conditional formatting
  • IF formulas and using ranges within formulas
  • Dealing with large groups of data - using subtotals and counting cells
  • Filtering data

A detailed list of the skills covered can be found here