MOS Championship

UK & Ireland Virtual Final 2020

UPDATE – 2020 MOS UK & IE VIRTUAL FINAL

Due to the difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the current travel and large group event restrictions, Prodigy Learning is sad to announce the cancellation of the 2020 MOS  ‘in Person, live’ Championship event.

However, all is not lost! We are delighted to announce that we will still be looking to crown the MOS UK & Ireland Champions this June but via a virtual final!! This will take place during the last week of June and will feature as part of our annual CertMatters.Live celebration.

Please see full championship details for 2020 below:

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications, operated and sponsored in the UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning.

The MOS UK & Ireland Championship has always been a special event for Prodigy Learning, student competitors, their families and educators. However, the health and safety of everyone is our biggest priority during this uncertain time. We are excited to continue this annual tradition as an online event.

Taking Part in the UK & Ireland MOS Championships

To participate, eligible students* must first take, and pass, a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam in Excel, PowerPoint or Word before 29th May 2020.

25th June – MOS UK & IE Championship Virtual Final Day

The top 30 students from across the UK & Ireland who secure their places via the entry rounds below will be invited to sit a MOS Certification Exam on 25th June using the ‘Certiport Exams from Home’ solution. The winners will be determined by the top score method and the highest scoring student will be crowned the respective champion in each category. If scores are tied, then the time taken will be taken into consideration and the highest score with the quickest time will determine the 2020 Champions.

Winners will be announced in a ‘Live’ Online awards ceremony on the 25th June at 16:00pm BST. The Prize for the 2020 MOS Champions in each Microsoft Office category (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) will be the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK & Ireland at the MOS World Championships in the USA in August 2021!!*

*Unfortunately, due to the current travel bans, the World Championships in California have been postponed until 2021. Finals and arrangements are to be confirmed. 

Entry Rounds – UK & Ireland

Fast Track Round – Dec 5th until Dec 20th, 2019 

  • UK & Ireland: 3 students (one in each category) secure place in virtual final, 25th June.

Round One – Sept 1st until Dec 20th, 2019

  • UK:  6 students (two in each category) secure place in virtual final, 25th June.
  • Ireland: 3 students (one in each category) secure place in virtual final, 25th June .

Round Two – Jan 6th until May 29th, 2020

  • UK: 9 students (three in each category) secure place in virtual final, 25th June.
  • Ireland: 3 students (one in each category) secure place in virtual final, 25th June.

Bonus Round – Surprise Dates, 2020

We will run a surprise bonus round where 6 students from across the UK & Ireland can secure themselves a place in virtual final, 25th June (two in each category)

2019 UK & Ireland MOS Champions

Last year’s winners, Adam Drummond and Amelia Robertson competed at CertMatters.Live and won trip of a lifetime to represent the UK & Ireland in NEW YORK at the MOS World Championship, where they placed 6th and 10th respectively in their individual programmes.

Official MOS World Championship Rules – see moschampionship.com

*Terms and Conditions apply. To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of June 15, 2020). UK & Ireland Champions must be available to travel to the USA from London in specified MOS World Championship Final 2021 dates. 

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