Moodle Educator Certificate (MEC)

Improve your Moodle skills with a digital competencies program developed by Moodle HQ and delivered by certified Catalyst IT facilitators.

What is MEC?

The Moodle Educator Certification Program  provides educators with a place to develop and demonstrate general digital competencies using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). The full MEC program consists of 22 competencies, based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu).


‘DigCompEdu’ – The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators


Course topics

Six content-rich areas to support educators and learning technologists


Explore assessment strategies, how to evidence learning and manage feedback to your students.

Empowering learners

Learn personalisation, inclusion and engagement strategies.

Teaching and learning

How do you ensure your learners understand the subject matter?

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Professional engagement

Master organisational communication and leverage the benefits of professional collaboration.

Digital resources

Improve how you select, co-create and manage your digital assets.

Facilitating learners' digital competence

How do you support and encourage your learners to develop their digital skills?

Course details

What is involved?

Mandatory self-assessment before you start

As the course aligns with the DigCompEdu Framework, we need to assess if you are ready for MEC training. You should complete  one, or both, of the following self-assessments:

Course format

All of the six MEC courses are completed asynchronously, online and facilitated by our MEC Facilitators.  There are formative and summative assessments:

The six MEC courses, matching the six groups of competences are asynchronous, online and facilitated by our Moodle Certified Facilitator. In each course, there are quizzes to evaluate each competence, and two writing assignments that give candidates the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and how Moodle can support their own teaching practice.


The main content of each course requires the completion of quizzes to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge and skills.


Candidates must complete and submit two written assessment tasks that give them the chance to apply their learning and demonstrate how Moodle can support their own, specific teaching practice:

  • Task 1 – Explain how you would advise your colleagues on how to tackle a chosen scenario
  • Task 2 – If you have encountered this particular scenario before, how did you proceed?


You have 6 months to complete all 6 self-directed courses.  You should allow  6-8 hours of individual study per course.

Who is the course for?

MEC has been designed specifically for teachers, learning designers and learning technologists who have experience of using Moodle LMS.  It is not for beginners. It will help educators to:

  • Gain professional certification and recognition for their skills
  • Leverage the capabilities of  the Moodle learning platform
  • Improve content delivery to enhance student engagement and learning
  • Collaborate and learn with other education professionals

Complete your MEC with Catalyst IT


Catalyst IT has worked with Moodle since 2004.  A Premium Moodle Certified Partner, that works with large university educators, our team of experienced Moodle LMS e-learning consultants can help you improve your digital competencies for online and blended teaching.

Course dates and costs


We run MEC programs 3 times per year, depending on demand:

  • Next cohort – Monday 4th March 2024
  • Cost is approximately CA$2,100 for the 6 courses, with formal certification by Moodle HQ on completion


We offer a group rate, for teams of 6 candidates from the same institution:

  • Programs can be scheduled for a time that suits you
  • Cost ~ CA$10,500 for 6 participants taking the 6 courses, with formal certification by Moodle HQ on completion

Reserve your place

If you’d like to register for MEC training with Catalyst, please  send us an enquiry by clicking the button below.  One of our MEC Facilitators will be in touch.


Enquire about MEC


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