Centre of Excellence Awards

OCOE & COE (Socially Distanced) Awards

Each year at CertMatters.Live, Prodigy Learning awards its Top customers across all markets with Outstanding (OCOE) and Centre of Excellence (COE) Awards. OCOE & COE Awards recognise those who deliver a continuous high volume of digital certifications at the highest standard in the previous calendar year.

This achievement is recognition for the commitment, hard work and time our customers give to advancing their students success and their employability prospects through Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and other internationally recognised certification programmes. This year unfortunately due to COVID-19 these awards were receieved by winners at a social distance!

OCOE Award Winners

Outstanding Centre Of Excellence Award Winners

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. BCU’s superb courses embed Microsoft Certifications including MOS, MTA and MTC to focus on practical skills and professional relevance and is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

Belfast Metropolitan College

Belfast Met is the largest further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland and one of the largest in the UK. Belfast Met have developed a dynamic new curriculum which includes Microsoft MOS, MTC, MTA Certifications and Adobe ACA, mirrors the priority growth area identified for Northern Ireland as this is where future jobs will be created. Through its partnerships with industry, it constantly adapts curriculum to meet the skill demands of the economy. 

Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to its students, reinforced by the fact it has been awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017). Coventry University continues to invest in its staff, students and facilities as part of its goal to become one of the UK’s leading universities. The University delivers Adobe ACA, Autodesk ACU and Microsoft MOS to deliver on its goal. Many of its design students are among the top in the world, including Taylor Sharpe who represented the UK & Ireland in the 2018 ACA World Championship Final in the US, and has since gone on to become a hugely successful freelance designer


LMETB – Louth & Meath Education and Training Board manages 18 Post Primary schools, one Primary school and is responsible for an extensive range of Adult Services throughout both counties, including Adult Learning Services, Community Education, Back to Education Initiative, VTOS, Youthreach and Adult Guidance. To ensure learners have the required skills to succeed in future careers, LMETB embed a wide range of globally, industry-recognised certifications from Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and other leading IT vendors. 

London College of Fashion (University of the Arts)

London College of Fashion, UAL, have been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. 93.8% of LCF graduates are in work or further study after six months and 100% of its undergraduate courses include an industry placement opportunity. As well as shaping the leaders of tomorrow, LCF are transforming the industry from within by developing and certifying design students ‘creativity’ skills with Adobe ACA Certification. 


QA is the UK’s leading tech and business training and skills provider. QA power tomorrow by shaping the next generation of technologists, leaders and innovators. They empower people to fulfill their potential – creating capability, building confidence and breaking down barriers to opportunity. QA exist at the forefront of the digital revolution and provide the skills to build a new digital culture and enrich society by delivering Microsoft MOS and MTA Certifications and MeasureUp Practice Tests in their tech skills training. 

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a progressive university that delivers innovative and quality teaching. It has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. SHU prepares its students with industry-recognised Microsoft MOS and MTA and Autodesk ACU Certifications, proving students’ digital skills to increase their employability, allowing them to stand out and succeed in future careers. 

Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University are the Connected University. They are connected to the needs of its students, to business and to society. Its industry connections and emphasis on experience make its graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, it is always building on its strong reputation for computing courses by delivering the latest and most industry demanded digital skills with Microsoft MOS, MTA, Adobe ACA and Autodesk ACU Certification programs.

Ulster University

Ulster University are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. Ulster University offer a wide range of courses to prepare students for tomorrow’s world today. Delivering Microsoft MOS and MTA Certification programs as part of their courses allow Ulster University’s students to stand out from the crowd to future employers as they can prove they have the required skills.

UTC Reading

UTC Reading transforms lives through learning. It offers students an opportunity to focus their education at the age of 14 or 16, to prepare for the world of work and progress from education to employment. The UTC specialises in Engineering and Computing and delivers these specialisms through high quality technical qualifications alongside GCSE’s and A Levels. Its entire curriculum and student experience is built around a STEM education, so that students are equipped with the vital skills and knowledge to help accelerate learning and careers. To deliver future-ready digital skills to its students, the UTC have embedded Microsoft MOS and MTA, Autodesk ACU Certification programs with online learning solutions and practice tests. 

Weston College

Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college of further and higher education. Weston College’s mission is ‘Creating brighter futures’, which means it puts students at the heart of everything it does. The college improves opportunities and enables learners to succeed, progress and meet future challenges by providing high quality teaching, learning and assessment. It ensures an innovative learning and working environment, responsive to the needs of individuals and businesses by delivering the latest digital skills and certifying industry-demanded skills with Microsoft MOS and MTA Certification programs.

Award Photos (Socially-distanced)

Prodigy Learning asked all our OCOE and COE Award winners if possible to share with us a picture of their team at a social distance with their Award plaques and we love the pictures we got back!

We will continue to add photos as customers gradually get back into work and are able to share them with us, check out the ones we’ve gotten back so far in our Award Photos gallery.

Centre Of Excellence Award Winners

St Declans Community College

Carrigaline Community School

St Mary’s College Naas

Summerhill College

St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School

Catholic University School

Loreto Bray

Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney

St Peter’s College

Kinsale Community School

Loreto Secondary School

Coláiste Chill Mhantáin

Scoil Mhuire Strokestown

Rockwell College

Eureka Secondary School

Bush Post Primary School

Limerick Institute of Technology

Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

Holy Rosary College

Ursuline College Sligo

St Kevins Community College Dunlavin

Technological University Dublin

Willow Park School

Loreto Secondary School Wexford

DDLETB Baldoyle Training Centre

Loreto Grammar School Omagh

St Louis Grammar School Ballymena

Northern Regional College

DETB Letterkenny Training Centre

Estio Training

Poole Grammar School

Baltic Training Services

Bournemouth School for Girls

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

LMPQ Birmingham

St. John Fisher Catholic

Colchester High School for Girls

Denmark Road High School

Certitec Limited

Cardiff & Vale College

University of Nottingham

University of Warwick

Falmouth University

Queen Mary University of London

Barnard Castle School

St. Vincents Secondary School Dundalk

Royal Grammar School

Firebrand Training Ltd

Academy Class Ltd.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital’s NHS Trust

Walsall College

Middlesbrough College

University of Warwick – School of Engineering

University of Lincoln

Grosvenor Grammar School

Huddersfield New College

University of Sunderland

JBC Skills Training Ltd

University of Leeds

Cardiff Metropolitan University

North Metropolitan TAFE

University of New South Wales

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