Microsoft Educator Programmes

​Microsoft Educator (ME) and Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) are Microsoft educator programmes and certifications that prove your digital skills and ability to deliver innovative teaching on a range of topics using the latest Microsoft tools.

The two programmes are open to Cardiff Met staff and students, for free. Sign-up for an induction session to learn more about each programme and the differences between the two.

Sign-up: Courses

Sign-up for an induction session to find out more about the two training and certification programmes.

There are 3 intakes a year, one each term.

Sign Up>>Microsoft Educator Programmes - Induction08/02/2023 14:0008/02/2023 15:00Online

Sign-up: Key Concept Sessions

Key Concept sessions are optional. They explore some of the course material through examples and exercises. The Key Concept sessions for these programmes are the sessions in the Collaborating with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 and Managing Documents with OneDrive and SharePoint courses and the Tools for Teaching series.

Sign Up>>Microsoft Educator Programmes - Induction08/02/2023 14:0008/02/2023 15:00Online
Sign Up>>Using Office 365 apps with Teams10/02/2023 10:0010/02/2023 11:00Online
Sign Up>>Collaborating on Documents10/02/2023 11:0010/02/2023 12:00Online
Sign Up>>Teams for Teaching: Managing Teams and Meetings17/02/2023 10:0017/02/2023 11:00Online
Sign Up>>Daily Digital: Create and Manage Teams Breakout Rooms17/02/2023 12:0017/02/2023 12:15Online
Sign Up>>Teams for Teaching: Enhancing Teams Teaching24/02/2023 10:0024/02/2023 11:00Online

The sessions will be held through a Microsoft Teams meeting. A link (URL) to the meeting and joining instructions will be sent after booking on a session. 

Target Audience

​Cardiff Met staff or students in a teaching or training role.


​A foundational level of general ICT proficiency, e.g. ability to manage files, use a web browser.

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Course Structure

​There are two programmes and qualifications available: Microsoft Educator and Microsoft Certified Educator.  The induction session will fully explain the difference between the two, but here is a quick overview.

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Microsoft Educator focuses on the fundamentals and best practices for facilitating blended or hybrid learning. Completion of the online learning results in the Microsoft Educator digital badge certification. In addition, Microsoft Advanced Educator, Microsoft Educator Trainer and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert certications are available to prove mastery of the technologies and practices to enhance students' learning experiences.

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Microsoft Certified Educator is a professional development programme that bridges the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching.  Educators holding a MCE certification can prove they have the skills needed to provide rich, customized learning experiences for their students that incorporate critical 21st century skills using Microsoft tools.

The core learning for both programmes is a comprehensive package of e-learning, complemented by the Key Concept sessions listed at the top of the page.


Completion of the Microsoft Educator training courses results in a digital badge certification that can be added to LinkedIn and shared through social media.

Candidates who successfully complete the Microsoft Certified Educator training and pass the Technology Literacy for Educators exam will gain a Microsoft Certified Educator qualification. You will receive:

  • a physical and digital certificate
  • a digital badge that can be used to share (e.g. on LinkedIn) and verify your achievement

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Specific Learning Outcomes