June 12, 2020

Prodigy Learning Educator Conference
The Crystal, London

CertMatters.Live 2019

CertMatters.Live 2019 is the leading, inspirational and most important event in the academic calendar year, with a clear focus on digital skills and certification transforming and building the future of education. 

What is CertMatters.Live 2020?

CertMatters.Live 2020 is Prodigy Learning's annual educator professional development event, bringing together educators to listen, learn and collaborate with peers who share a passion for digital skills and certifications to improve education and student outcomes.

Alongside CertMatters.Live we will hold our UK & Ireland Championship 2020 Finals:

  • MOS Four Nations Championship Grand Final
  • ACA World Championship UK & Ireland Final

Agenda for CertMatters.Live 2020

CertMatters.Live 2020 will feature a keynote from an EdTech industry leader as well as showcase / breakout sessions showcasing customers success and best practices delivering Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft and other digital skills certifications in secondary, further and higher education across the UK & Ireland. 

Main event (keynote & showcase sessions) will run from 9.30 to 16.30 (including lunch and breaks). The event will feature exciting new announcements and close with award presentations to our Centre of Excellence Customers & Crowning UK & Ireland Student Champions

Places are limited, register for your ticket now!

Welcome from Prodigy Learning

Andrew Flood, CEO, Prodigy Learning

Keynote Slides


Welcome from Microsoft

Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK

Keynote Microsoft Slides

Welcome from Adobe

Tacy Trowbridge, Head of Global Education Programs, Adobe

Keynote Adobe Slides


Securing Jobs in Tech with a perfect CV

Panel Discussion joined by Leading Industry Experts from Microsoft, Adobe, Certiport and UK Employers to give Educators direct insight to CVs that STAND OUT globally & secure students jobs in tech.

Session Speakers include: Representatives from Microsoft, Adobe, Certiport and Leading UK Employers.

Preparing Students for Jobs that don’t Exist – Teesside University

Teesside University give deep insight into their Future Facing Learning Strategy and embedding Digital Skills & Microsoft Certification Programme to prepare students with tools, knowledge and expertise to thrive incomplex and uncertain futures.

Session Speaker: Neal Harper, IT Manager (Technology Enablement), Teesside University

Session Slides

CERT to CEO, Entrepreneurship & Digital Skills to Build Future CEOs – Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University discuss how Entrepreneurship Skills can be developed & certified within Higher Education to meet the growing demand for entrepreneurial skills by graduate employers across a wide range of industries.

Session Speakers: Chris Maguire, (Business Information Technology & Business Information Systems), Birmingham City University and Liam Matthews-Dibbins, Assistant Lecturer in Computing, Birmingham City University

Session Slides

Shaping Future Minds with CS – University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln give insight into delivering Computer Science topics such as Cloud, Mobile, Databases and Software Development at scale through Microsoft Technology Certification, successfully overcoming challenges & creating a future focused mindset among students, preparing them for future Digital Workplace.

Session Speaker: Derek Foster, Principal Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Lincoln

Session Slides

Creating the Future Fashion Industry - London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion share how they are keeping up with the pace of fast fashion and preparing students with creativity & Adobe design skills to be among top designers in the Fashion Industry.

Session Speaker: Matti Juutilainen, Staff Resources Coordinator, London College of Fashion

Session Slides

Session Video

The Future of Making – Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University discuss how to build future innovators & prepare students with Engineering software design skills for the 21C Industrial Revolution through Autodesk Certification.

Session Speaker: Geoffrey Olner, Senior Lecturer, BIM & CAD Specialist, Sheffield Hallam University

Session Slides

How to Create Super Staff: Maximising Staff Productivity – The Grimsby Institute

The Grimsby Institute demonstrate how they raised overall effectiveness and productivity across the organisation by upskilling staff in applications they use everyday – Word, PowerPoint, Excel with Microsoft Certification Programme.

Session Speaker: Elaine Topham, Senior Learning Technologist, The Grimsby Institute

Session Slides

MCE in Action

Brynnau Primary School discuss 21st Century Learning Design and how implementing an effective, well designed CPD programme can impact on teaching to improve education and student outcomes.

Session Speakers include: Sue Jones and Vanessa McCarthy

Session Slides

Session Video 

Previous Headline & Partner Sponsors

2019 Partner Sponsors

Speaker Application

We are now accepting applications from leading Schools, Universities, Colleges, UTCs and other academic organisations to speak during our Customer Showcase Sessions at CertMatters.Live 2020.

We’re looking for guest speakers from our customers across UK & Ireland! Applications must be received by 23:59 on Friday, 28 February 2020.


Application Deadline








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