Fully funded by the Digital Start Fund administered by SDS
on behalf of the Scottish Government
To be Eligible you need to:
Eligibility will be checked before the course starts
Register for our Courses below
To prepare for the course we will first develop an individual learning plan and then each learner will be given access to our VLE. This will give you access to our videos, quizzes, exercises and other resources. You will also receive training in Python, Excel and Statistics fundamentals.
A 10 week program designed to develop analytic, collaborative and creative problem skills. Using both business applications (Excel, Power BI) and programming tools (Python) to analyse and manipulate data, create visualisations. The course finishes with a Real World project for a third sector organisation.
The course centres on the skills and competencies of the SFIA competency framework and learners are supported throughout by work based assessors alongside subject tutors.
The course includes: modular coding; data libraries; data types and structures; secret management; cleaning and wrangling data; statistical analysis; creating pivot tables and functions; creating visualisations and storyboards, using Python libraries, SQL.
Pre-Delivery: learners will be guided through either a Python Refresher Course or Statistics Refresher Course to create a firm knowledge foundation.
Delivery: three workshops per week, option expert classes, bite sized videos, interactive quizzes, presentations, webinars, online workbooks and a real-world project.
Data supports crucial decisions about where to focus limited energy, time and budget using evidence not assumptions. It enhances faster decision making, gives a clear understanding of patterns and provides an environment for innovation. Harnessing data reduces costs, drives revenues and increases engagement with both clients and customers.
"Scotland’s future will be forged in a digital world. It’s a world in which data and digital technologies are transforming every element of our nation and our lives – people, place, economy and government." A Changing Nation: How Scotland will Thrive in a Digital World (Scottish Govt 11/03/2021)
Don’t worry if you are new to Python or if your knowledge of statistics is a bit rusty as before we dive into the data we will go through python fundamentals and a statistics refresher course. Flexible delivery including 3 daily workshops per week, optional expert classes, bite sized videos, interactive quizzes, podcasts, presentations, evening sessions, webinars and group work make up this course
"I have been working in accounting and finance for many years. I have had a few long stints of being out of work and felt strongly that I was falling behind on the data skills front and missing out on opportunities. This course has provided the fundamental skills needed to analyse and visualise data and made me feel more empowered on a personal and professional level."
- Jolene Russell
"I’ve recently been made Data Manager in my team with the aim of making use of more automated reporting and creating cool and informative visualisations with Python."
- Kelsey Pearson
"I have a degree in Biology, but I never found a job in science. I was told that they were not for me. Code Division showed me that women can be data analysts."
- Ester Gimenez
To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to be resident in Scotland and have the right to work in the UK. This is open to graduates as long as you have not graduated in the last 12 months.
You will also have to either:
Or face two or more barriers to employment which could include:
You can find the complete list of criteria hereEligibility Criteria