Do You Want to Be a Microsoft Office Specialist?

ILSPA is working with Prodigy Learning to offer its Members, Students and applicants the chance to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

As law offices become more reliant on technology, it has never been more important for their staff to be confident and competent using common software such as Microsoft Office.

Emma Stacey (CEO, ILSPA) said, “It is essential for Legal Secretaries and PAs to have good Microsoft Office skills in order to perform their work accurately and efficiently. We are very pleased to be offering Microsoft Office through Prodigy Learning to enable people to gain employment or advance their skills in the workplace”.

Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) commented: “Prodigy Learning is delighted to see the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs offering Microsoft Office Specialist. This partnership benefits ILSPA members and students looking to train and certify in the latest Microsoft software. Our Self-Start Learning Kits are the perfect way to put Microsoft on your CV!

If you are an Associate or Fellowship Member of the Institute, the time spent taking a MOS course contributes towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Undertaking CPD is a vital aspect of working within the ever-changing legal profession. It is important to not only expand your knowledge, but also enhance your professional skills and therefore the quality of your work.

For those looking to enter the profession or progress to their next role, earning MOS certification can help differentiate you in today’s competitive job market. It will help broaden your employment opportunities, as it proves that you have advanced skills in Microsoft Office which is hugely desirable to a prospective employer.

Microsoft Office Courses are provided in the form of a Self-Start Learning Kit which includes everything you need to learn about Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013 or Outlook 2013. You can study at your own pace from home or work, and you can attend one of the many testing centres situated throughout the UK to take your final examination.

For further information regarding the MOS certification, please visit our website at or call us on 020 7100 9210.