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Make the MOST of IT

Microsoft Office Specialist

Make the MOST of IT

Microsoft Office Specialist

The NHS MOST (Microsoft Office Skills Training) Programme was established in April 2010 to increase NHS employee productivity when using Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. 

NHS MOST was created to support NHS departments and organisations so they can offer official Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to Staff.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the world’s most recognised computing qualification for proving a person’s skills and abilities in Microsoft’s Office applications. 

Earning MOS certification can help:

  • employees differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities and result in higher earning potential; and
  • staff in an organisation increase their productivity and value by having better knowledge of today’s essential business tools within Microsoft Office.

MOS training and certification is recognised by industry and demanded by employers worldwide.


NHS MOST has been approved for CPD credits by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians. Credits are available for Office 2016 and 2019 versions.

These points are available on successful completion of the exam and the appropriate CPD code will then be issued to successful candidates by their MOST training centre.  

MOS Digital Certificate and Transcript 

After gaining MOS certification, learners get immediate access to a Digital Certificate and Transcript, as well as the MOS logo to put on their CVs and digital badges.

Click on the badges below to view the Exam Objectives for that application for all versions:

Microsoft Office Specialist



Transform your ideas into professional documents.



Reveal trends and gain insights with powerful analysis tools.


Enhance your ability to communicate effectively with your audience.



Facilitate connectivity with email and other tools.

MOS Associate

MOS Associate

Earn any 3 of the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications to become a MOS Associate 365/2019*

Microsoft Office Specialist – Expert

Word Expert

Word Expert

Cultivate your Word skills and go deeper into the program’s capabilities.

Excel Expert

Excel Expert

Expand your Excel proficiency by unlocking Excel’s full power.



Track, manipulate and report assets and information, query skills.

MOS Master

MOS Master

Earn any 2 of the above and MOS Associate to become a MOS Master**

*MOS Associate is only available for Office 365/2019
**MOS Expert replaces MOS Master for Office 365/2019


IT professionals who gained new skills and/or certifications last year received an average raise of £9,000-10,000.

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Step 1: Register your interest by e-mailing most@prodigylearning.com

Step 2: We will reply with an information pack on the NHS MOST Programme.

Step 3: Confirm your organisation would like to join the NHS MOST Programme.

Step 4: Your NHS organisation will be registered as an NHS MOST Testing Centre.

Step 5: We will arrange an induction and setup session with you.

Step 6: Welcome to the MOST Programme!

Take the next step!

Prodigy Learning's "Four Stage Learning Pathway"

Prodigy Learning offers a comprehensive pathway for Microsoft Office Specialist certification from learning solutions through to certification exams. To ensure that the MOS certifications are delivered successfully, Prodigy Learning strongly recommends following the Four Stage Learning Pathway leveraging these solutions.


1. Skills Analysis

Use GMetrix Action Learning as a Skills Analysis tool to identify learners' areas of weakness.


2. Learning Solutions

Use LearnKey video training or other approved self-paced or instructor-led Learning Solutions.


3. Practice Tests

Sit the GMetrix Practice Test. Comprehensive reporting proves readiness for the certification exam.

4. Certification Exam

Sit the Exam.  Prove learners' skills with a robust, internationally standardised assessment.

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