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MOS/MOM - uk equivalency?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Office 365' started by jeffk, Sep 20, 2012.

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  1. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

    I've recently completed two MOSs & have now started on Expert, intending to get Master Cert.

    I'm applying for a sessional Further Ed teaching job to teach none IT subjects, but may also be able to teach IT if I have NVQ Level 3 or Level 4 (or equivalent) IT qualification.

    So, does anyone have any idea what academic level the MOS/MOM Certs are equivalent to in the UK? e.g. NVQ 3 or 4? AS or A level?

  2. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster

    For it to be recognised it would have to have a QCF qualification level, which they don't have.

    But to give you an idea, Level 3 on the QCF is A-Level, Level 4 is HND/HNC
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator


    The MOS aren't directly mapped, as such (they are mapped but they aren't a stand alone academic qualification, hopefully I'm explaining it right)... However they can be combined with other modules to achieve a qualification at a certain level.

    Qualifications that MOS/MOM certifications can be applied to: iTQ 2 & 3 (the IT User NVQ), GCSE ICT, etc. So in other words level 2 and level 3 qualifications (GCSE and A level type qualifications), provided the awarding body (for example OCR) accepts them as part of the whole qualification.


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  4. jeffk

    jeffk New Member


    Thanks, I guessed they wouldn't be recognised by the QCF. Hopefully they'll be accepted even without that.

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    That's really useful info, both for me personally, for other people doing MOS/MOM, & if I do end up teaching IT it'll be good to know for students who want to know how they compare with other IT qualifications.

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