Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Courses and Qualifications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a globally renowned qualification programme that certifies expertise in Office software. At Cardiff Met we have combined the Microsoft Office Specialist qualification with our bespoke training programme to offer high quality, relevant training that allows you to prove your skills through MOS certification.

There are two MOS courses available for Cardiff Met staff:

  • Excel 2016 Specialist - Learn how to analyse, manipulate and present data in Excel. The Excel 2016 Specialist course will give you the skills you need to master the principle features of Excel 2016. The course uses Cardiff Met specific examples and exercises, together with official courseware from Microsoft to provide comprehensive resources for learning Excel 2016.
  • Communicating Effectively with Outlook (with MOS pathway) - aims to explore underutilised Outlook tools that can help you process your emails, meetings and tasks more efficiently.  The course includes a pathway to the MOS Outlook qualification.  Candidates that pass the MOS Outlook exam will have a comprehensive knowledge of Outlook and will be able to use it to communicate and collaborate confidently and efficiently.
  • MOS Workshops and Exams - MOS Workshops are available to staff on a MOS course. They provide an opportunity to get help from the course team, complete exercises, watch videos or practice with the GMetrix software. MOS Exam sessions are available to take a MOS exam.

Take a look at our MOS pages to find out more about MOS @ Cardiff Met.


Windows 10 Training

Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, combines new tools and features with a familiar and easy to use interface.  At Cardiff Met we have incorporated additional software and services, such as OneDrive for Business, into the Windows 10 environment, allowing you to be more productive than ever.

The Working with Windows 10 face-to-face training course aims to help you get the most out of Windows 10 at Cardiff Met.  Alternatively, an e-lesson is available for those who prefer to learn about Windows 10 at their own pace.

Documents and Data @ Cardiff Met

Microsoft SharePoint is Cardiff Met's document management platform for shared documents. All staff and students have OneDrive for Business available to store personal documents.  This series of courses will help staff manage their SharePoint and OneDrive documents and data effectively, efficiently and securely. onedrivedeviceslogo.pngThe training series not only focuses on how to use SharePoint and OneDrive but also on best practice for managing data and documents at Cardiff Met.

Business Objects is business intelligence software that can be used to analyse and report on corporate data, such as data held in the Student System.  There are two Business Objects courses available:

  • Business Objects: Introduction -  learn how to use the Business Objects Business Intelligence Launch Pad and the Web Intelligence reporting tool.  This course will boost your confidence and ability with Business Objects, allowing you to experiment with reporting capabilities.
  • Business Objects: Intermediate - this course will extend your knowledge of the Business Objects software, enabling you to produce and share complex and well-presented documents.

And Now for Something Completely Different...

These courses provide training in new and innovative software.  Relevant tools and techniques are explored with a particular focus on how they can be used at Cardiff Met.Other logos.png

  • Designing Effective Surveys with Qualtrics - aims to give trainees the knowledge and skills needed to design, create and distribute Qualtrics surveys. Qualtrics is Cardiff Met's survey software that is freely available to all staff and students.
  • Presenting with Prezi - Prezi is web-based presentation software that uses a "zoomable canvas" as the basis for delivering engaging presentations. Get the knowledge and skills to be able to design, create and present memorable presentations using Prezi.
  • Preparing Images with Photoshop - Level 1 - explores tools and techniques for manipulating images. Learn how to crop, resize, make selections and use layers to prepare your images.
  • Preparing Images with Photoshop - Level 2 - further enhance your images by using Photoshop features such as Masks, Layer Styles, Filters and advanced image adjustments.
  • Communicating Effectively with ShoreTel - aims to familiarise you with features of the ShoreTel phone system and associated software, ShoreTel Communicator.


Essential IT: An IT Induction for Cardiff Met Staff

Essential IT Logo.pngOur IT Induction programme, Essential IT, is available for new members of Cardiff Met staff. The course aims to: introduces essential IT systems and software that are used throughout the university, explore best practice ideas when using IT at Cardiff Met and provide avenues of support and pathways for further IT Training.

All courses are subject to the standard staff development cancellation fee policy.  If you have any questions, please drop us an email: