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Belfast Metropolitan College Receives First Outstanding Centre of Excellence Award for IT Certifications

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Belfast Metropolitan College has received the first “Outstanding Centre of Excellence Award” from Prodigy Learning for the delivery of internationally recognised IT certifications from industry leaders such as Adobe, HP and Microsoft.

Prodigy Learning awards Centre of Excellence status annually to a small number of academic institutions and training providers in the UK & Ireland to mark the delivery of over 250 IT certifications in the year.  This new Outstanding Centre of Excellence Award is to recognise a select group of centres (20 across the UK & Ireland) that reach the highest level of achievement. 

The College achieved this new recognition through particular success with delivery of the Adobe Certified Associate, HP Accredited Technical Associate, Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate programmes.  These certifications improve employability for students and productivity for employees.

Andrew Flood (Director, Prodigy Learning) commented on Belfast Met’s achievement:

“I’d like to congratulate Belfast Metropolitan College on this achievement.  The College is at the forefront of education and training for the IT sector in Northern Ireland, delivering innovative programmes incorporating internationally recognised IT certifications.  These awards provide students with job-ready skills in areas demanded by employers and the courses at the College have been very successful in delivering employment for students.”

Jonathan Heggarty (Head of School of Electronic & Computing Technologies, Belfast Metropolitan College) mentioned the partnership that Belfast Met has with Prodigy Learning.

“Belfast Metropolitan College has enjoyed a very exciting partnership with Prodigy Learning for several years and we are delighted to be in receipt of this award recognising our Outstanding Excellence in relation to Professional IT Certifications. At Belfast Met we continue to ensure that our curriculum meets the learning needs of students at all stages of their academic career and with our close collaboration with Prodigy Learning, we are able to offer learners leading edge industry endorsed professional qualifications to support our dynamic and vibrant IT sector. ”

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