Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the credential required by academy and business, recognised globally as the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office applications. Microsoft office certification is an industry standard which can help unlock doors to prospective job opportunities.

Passing MOS Associate exams in Word or Excel or Access or PowerPoint or outlook is a way to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

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  1. There is no prerequisite currently required to study this course from Microsoft.
  2. ITPT recommend, ECDL SCQF Level 5 or 6 would be an advantage but not essential as this course will be taught from basics.
  3. Ease of computing use is required.

Course Objective

It demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification in multiple Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Job Roles/ Career Opportunities:

Learners will be able to advance their career/roles in jobs such as:

  1. Office Administrator
  2. Office Secretary
  3. Office Assistance
  4. Office Support
  5. Librarian
  6. IT Admin
  7. Data Entry Operator
  8. Microsoft Office Facilitator

What you’ll be studying?

  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2019
  2. Working with Microsoft Word 2019 – Associate
  3. Working with Microsoft Excel 2019 – Associate
  4. Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 – Associate

Hands on Experience

The features of the course include practical exercises and labs and easy to understand lessons. This course is adequate to provide trainees with the required knowledge and practical skills.

SQA Framework

The Microsoft Office program also offers a number of shorter curricula which are related to SQA standalone HN Units. These are also assessed by means of restricted response questions and practical labs and so can give credit transfer to complete units. Learner can earn up to 32 credits upon passing all exams successfully.

Modes of Course Delivery & Attendance:

ITPT is currently providing different method of learning opportunities to our learners. Many people are looking for learning diversity to enhance their qualifications, but they don’t have the time to take on full-time instructor led study or attending courses regularly at their appropriate venues.

Online, distance and blended learning is a popular solution helping busy people study flexibly around their needs and requirements. We want to be the first choice for those potential online and distance learners so we are introducing variety of different study channels so the people can facilitate themselves accordingly.

We have made available diverse and flexible learning methods to accommodate a wider variety of learners:



Modes of Course Delivery



     Modes of Attendance


  1. Face to Face (F2F) Tutor-Led learning
  1. Day Release
  1. Virtual learning (VL) Tutor-Led learning
  1. Weekends


  1. Blended Learning (F2F + VL)


  1. Part Time
4.     Online Distance Learning / eLearning’s (Self-paced with tutor assistance learning) 4.  Weekdays


Target Audiences:

The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  1. School leavers
  2. Adult returnees to education
  3. Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects
  4. Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT
  5. Individuals who want to get promotion at work
  6. Individuals who want to upgrade in their IT skills
  7. Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of either the NQ in Computing, the NQ in Information Systems
  8. Individuals who wish to study on a part-time or day-release mode
  9. Any Age groups
  10. Diversity

Course funding: SAAS: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (PTFG)

This course is fully SAAS PTFG funded and available to eligible individuals only;

SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

  1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
  2. Either employed and earning less than 25k a year or can be unemployed as well
  3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.


Other criteria:

  1. Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.
  2. This Part time funding can be used/applied by someone who previously granted a funding for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc.
  3. Part time funding cannot be receive in a same session if someone is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.
  4. Part Time funding can only be utilised for one course in each academic year
  5. SAAS part time funding academic year runs from 1st Aug to 31st July.

To check your funding eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


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