Specialist Jake Qualifies for Four Nations Championship Final

Monday 25 March 2019

College of West Anglia (CWA) computing student, Jake Mattless from Wisbech, scored 100% in his Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification to secure a place in MOS Four Nations Championship Final 2019.

The 17-year old computing student studies at CWA’s Wisbech campus. While undertaking his level two qualification, he completed the additional industry-recognised MOS qualification, which ensures learners are proficient in all aspects of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.

Jake completed the qualification in around six weeks and scored 100 per cent in all of his exams, which secured his place at the upcoming finals.

Jake will be one of only 27 students from around the United Kingdom who will attend the championship finals on Friday 14 June 2019 at The British Library. Jake will compete against eight other students in the Microsoft Word category of the competition.

Jake said: “I really enjoy my course and gaining the MOS certification. I have learnt lots of skills that I will be able to take forward and use in any job I have in the future. My lecturers, Shaun and Ashley, have been amazing. They’ve been extremely supportive and helpful, and the teaching has been really in-depth, all of which has really helped me to grow in confidence during my time at CWA.”

Students will be asked to complete an exam under test conditions, as well as undertaking project-work in the afternoon. Winners from the finals will go forward to compete in the World Championships in New York.

Computing lecturer, Shaun Strachen, said: “Jake has just passed the expert level of the qualification with a test result of 921/1000. Jake is an absolutely fantastic student who always excels in everything he does, and we couldn’t be prouder of everything he has achieved. We are excited to see what the future will hold for him.”

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