The course begins with an induction - either an induction session or
Anytime Induction. The induction explains the nature and structure of the course and the resources available – a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, Microsoft textbooks and GMetrix practice software.
The core of the course is the e-learning and practice projects. In complement to those, there are two, optional, Key Concept sessions. These sessions explore some of the more interesting and difficult topics through worked examples and practical exercises.
The course concludes with the Microsoft Office Specialist exam; a 50 minute, computer assessed exam in which you have to complete several tasks on realistic Word documents. The exams can be taken remotely, from your home.
Visit our Microsoft Office Specialist page to find out more about MOS and the benefits of a MOS qualification.
MOS courses are running as flexible learning courses over the summer period, meaning you can study at your own pace. Enrolment will open in May and remain open until July. Exam sessions will be held in June and early September. There will be no Key Concept sessions (as these are optional), though recordings of these will be available.
The amount of learning time depends on your current Word knowledge, but as an estimate:
- Induction: 1 hour
Key Concept teaching: 0 - 4 hours
E-learning: 12 - 13 hours
Practice projects and GMetrix exam practice: 4 - 5 hours
Certification exam: 50 minutes.
For a total of between 18- 24 hours.
Key Concept Session Details
Key Concept Session 1: Structuring your Documents
In this Word Key Concept session you will learn about the benefits of using headings, styles and sections to structure your documents appropriately. You will learn how to automatically create a table of contents and add appropriate page numbering.
Key Concept Session 2: References and Graphics
This session explores two topics: inserting and managing references and using graphics effectively in your documents. You will learn how to the reference tools in Word and how to insert and format images.