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Microsoft Office Specialist 2019-04-04T10:50:23+00:00
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About Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Level 2

Duration
8 - 12 Months



Funded, non funded options available

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Applied Business Academy is offering this exciting City and Guilds Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in London (Free*) and you can gain a range of essential Microsoft Office Skills upon completion.

Benefit from learning the key skills needed such as – Word, Project, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint including Office 365 for Collaborative Technologies upon completion of your course. Gain the renowned Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

Please note Microsoft Technologist / Any vendor exams must be arranged separately. Please speak to your Course Advisor for full details.

Course Delivery and Support

Classroom Sessions- On Saturdays (8- 12 weeks)

Allocation of IT Tutor with on-going support via email and telephone

Virtual Learning Environment, candidates must complete all online learning within the portal

Skills you will gain

Who could take this qualification?

Ideal for those looking to work, or starting out, or looking to progress in their career or to learn new ICT skills.

Job prospects

This Level 2 Diploma qualification provides a substantial introduction to the knowledge required to work in the ICT industry in roles. Microsoft Office is used by businesses across all sectors and it’s the most sought- after skill-set to gain.

You can secure work as an

Being able to demonstrate a high level of Microsoft Office skills will help you stand out and FIND YOUR DREAM JOB!

Microsoft Office Specialist course curriculum

This is a Framework qualification and comprises of the following courses:

The use of IT tools and systems can improve the productivity and efficiency of work activities in a variety of contexts. This unit is about the skills and knowledge needed by the IT User to plan and review their use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar. As a result of reviewing their work, they will be able to identify and use automated methods or alternative ways of working to improve productivity.
This is the ability to safely set up the components of an IT system (e.g. personal computer – PC, keyboard, mouse and printer), removable storage media (e.g. data stick or external DVD drive), communication service to access the Internet and associated software and check that they are working properly. This unit is about the skills and knowledge to select and connect up an IT system with a range of hardware, removable storage media and a communication service safely and successfully and to help others to do so.
This is the ability to keep a personal computer system up to date, fully functional and operating efficiently; and to solve problems and errors involving the interaction between hardware and software components. This unit is about the skills and knowledge to carry out appropriate procedures to optimise system performance and solve problems and errors on most types of hardware and software using skills and experience.
This is the ability to use IT tools and devices for collaborative working and communications, such as web or video conferencing, instant messaging/chat, online phone and video calls; online forums, social networking sites, wikis and other centralised depositories for documents, blogging, RSS and data feeds, bulk SMS or online work management tools.
This unit is about the skills and knowledge to safely use IT tools and devices to work collaboratively by: 1) preparing and accessing IT tools and devices; 2) playing a responsible and active role in real-time communication; and 3) contributing relevant information.

This is the ability to use software applications to produce effective presentations, which include a combination of media (e.g. images, animation and sound) for education, entertainment or information sharing. This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a wide range of intermediate presentation software tools and techniques effectively to produce presentations that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar.
Presentation tools and techniques at this level will be described as ‘intermediate’ because:
• the software tools and functions used will be at times non-routine or unfamiliar
• the choice and use of input, manipulation and output techniques will need to take account of a number of factors or elements;
• the user will take some responsibility for inputting, structuring, editing and presenting the information, which at times may be nonroutine or unfamiliar.

This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT User to select and use a wide range of intermediate project management software tools and techniques to input and edit information that is at times non-routine or unfamiliar in order to support the planning and management of projects.
Project management tools and techniques will be described as ‘intermediate’ because:
• the software tools and functions used will be at times non-routine;
• the choice and use of input, manipulation and output techniques will need to take account of a number of factors or elements;
• the user will take some responsibility for inputting, structuring, editing and presenting the information, which at times may be nonroutine or unfamiliar
This level is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a wide range of intermediate spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce, present, and check spreadsheets that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar.
Spreadsheet software tools and techniques will be described as ‘Intermediate’ because:
• the range of data entry, manipulation and outputting techniques will be at times non-routine or unfamiliar;
• the tools, formulas and functions needed to analyse and interpret the data requires knowledge and understanding (for example, mathematical, logical, statistical or financial);
• the user will take some responsibility for setting up or developing the structure and functionality of the spreadsheet.

This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a wide range of intermediate website software tools and techniques to produce multiple-page websites.
Website software tools and techniques will be described as ‘intermediate’ because:
• the software tools and functions involved will at times be non-routine or unfamiliar;
• the choice and use of development techniques will need to take account of a number of factors or elements; and
• the user will take some responsibility for planning the website, creating or altering the template, inputting, manipulating, linking and uploading the content.

This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a range of intermediate word processing software tools and techniques to produce documents that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar. Any aspect that is unfamiliar may require support and advice from others.
Word processing tools and techniques will be described as ‘intermediate’ because:
• the software tools and functions will be at times non-routine or unfamiliar;
• the choice of techniques will need to take account of a number of factors or elements;
• the user will take some responsibility for the inputting, manipulating and outputting of the information.

Course preview

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Entry requirements

Will the qualification support progression to further learning?

The Level 2 Diploma in MOS provides the underpinning knowledge and skills that would allow a learner to extend their competency in further areas at the same level or above.

Finance options

At Applied Business Academy, we tailor the training to suit your needs and the cost of our training programmes always aim to exceed the value you get out of it. Depending on the course you choose, the duration and cost differs. We have outlined the 3 possible ways to help you get the financial support to cover the cost of this course.

Funding & Grants

At Applied Business Academy, we can offer this course fully FREE for you through the funding grants that we have secured, and If you are eligible, it can help towards the full cost of your training. The funding will have certain terms and conditions that will need to be satisfied in order to qualify for the FREE funding grant and these are managed by the ESFA.

Please speak to our Course Advisor to know if you qualify for this funding option and your requirements further.

Self-Funded

You could opt to pay upfront or discuss a payment plan for the full cost of the course with our advisors.

What we can help by

Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you

Company Funded

Your current employer can support your cost for this course either in part or full. Please discuss with our course advisor if you are looking for full information on this finance option available to you.

What will you get in return?

A Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in IT is one of the most prestigious and widely known courses you can complete from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across London. Most employers throughout the UK recognise the City and Guilds qualifications and it shows the employers that you have been trained to a high academic standard.

If you are completing the MOS certifications on top of your Diploma, then you will have world-class skills to showcase on your CV and gain the edge to at interviews to get a highly valued job.

An added benefit that ABA offers is the flexible study options through our online VLE. You will attend weekend classes at our training centre blended with an online Distance Learning platform that covers the course curriculum and objectives needed to gain the certification. You will still have full support and guidance from our course advisors.

Get ready for a promising career in the top industries

Microsoft Office is used by businesses across all sectors and it’s the most sought- after skill-set to gain when you are doing an office based job.

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