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  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Pearson CPD day

    The first Pearson and Microsoft CPD Course for FE teachers took place last Thursday and Friday, showing teachers how to map ITA modules to gets students through BTEC. 25 teachers from around the country gathered at the spectacular New Horizons Training Centre at Stratford. New Horizons, a subsidiary...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Academy–Microsoft Courseware Marketplace

    We are excited to announce the launch of a new Courseware Marketplace for both IT Academies and Microsoft Learning Partners on July 31 st 2012. The new Webshop will make available the ability to customise and order digital content to IT Academies for the first time. Some of the new features will include...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft IT Academy in Schools, Colleges and Universities

    The Microsoft IT Academy Program can provide benefits to all parts of a school or college. Here are a few of the core functions and the potential benefits that will be most relevant. Here is a set of current questions which the UK Academic and Education teams have received: The Head of School · I need...
  • Blog Post: Young apprentice is top of class with Microsoft Outstanding Apprenticeship Award 2011 - Zenos Apprenticeships

    With the current employment climate still proving to be difficult for many young adults to find jobs, having a skill set other than qualifications gained from school and college is becoming more important in order to have a C.V that stands out above the rest. I have recently written a blog on student...
  • Blog Post: Software Licensing Training Course at Stockton Sixth Form College, 5th August 2011

    Do you want to know more about EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions)? Do you need to know more about Microsoft licensing, including: Client/Server Licensing What’s a CAL Core CAL Suite Enterprise CAL Suite Device CAL & User CAL Processor Licensing (inc Multi-Core) External Connectors/Internet Licences...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Academy developing student skill sets at Birmingham City University

    It isn’t only schools nowadays that are feeling the stretch of limited budgets, but also universities around the UK and are looking at ways to save money without comprising  high quality in learning for students and still provide opportunity to achieve industry recognised certification and prepare...
  • Blog Post: 25 FREE Microsoft Technical exam vouchers–hurry before they all go!

    The Microsoft IT Academy Programme and  Prometric have teamed up to offer 25 FREE Microsoft Technical exam vouchers (Value Over £1000) to organisations who are not existing Prometric Exam Centres when they sign up. Becoming an exam centre is FREE and can be a great additional source of revenue....
  • Blog Post: Another take on qualifications – have you thought about the Microsoft IT Academy?

    If you’re running the ICT systems in your college, and NOT involved with delivering the ICT curriculum, then you may want to forward this onto somebody in charge of curriculum side. Although it’s got ‘IT’ in the title, the IT Academy is actually all about curriculum development and helping your students...
  • Blog Post: Sheffield College's Microsoft IT Academy

    The Microsoft IT Academy scheme has been around for quite a while now, and with almost 600 colleges and schools accredited, it has been growing quickly recently. The basic idea is that a college can apply to become an IT Academy in order to offer courses and certification to local businesses, and even...
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