Over recent months a number of students have achieved success in their Digital Skills courses by taking Microsoft or Adobe Certification exams, in addition to the work they complete for their vocational course. Digital Skills is a core part of the study programme for students who have successfully completed English and Mathematics GCSE at Buckinghamshire College Group. The aim of the programme is to help students develop industry related digital skills, which are then formally recognised by software providers. Once completed these certifications allow for students to be recognised as either Microsoft Office Specialists or Adobe Certified Associates.


Initially, the exams were held in college but as the lockdowns came into effect, many students continued to take their exams using the 'Exams at Home' scheme, provided by our partners Certiport. We believe this shows discipline and dedication on behalf of our students and we are very proud of what they continue to achieve.

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Police, Uniformed and Emergency Services student Ben Bradstock, who studies at our Wycombe campus, has achieved his Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This is equally true of our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport student Angus Johnstone, from the Aylesbury Campus who has been as hard working and has also achieved all 3 Microsoft Certifications.  Representing our Amersham campus is Nicole Lawrence a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science student, who has been busy at home gaining her qualifications in Word and PowerPoint. To gain these qualifications was no mean feat and is testament to how hard our students are working during these challenging times. 

We are wishing all our students continued success in their Digital Skills studies, with many more students due to take their certification exams soon.

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