Bayes Centre


This portfolio of standalone courses aims to give the workforce the tools to upskill and reskill in the field of digital data.

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The Bayes Centre is committed to supporting the development and delivery of data-related training to a wide range of learners as part of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme within the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.  Working with other DDI Hubs (Edinburgh Futures Institute, Usher Institute, and AgriTech) along with other partners across the University, this portfolio of short courses aims to train the workforce looking to upskill or those seeking a return to work in a new area.  

The data and digital world can be intimidating. The aim of this provision of online and blended (where possible) delivery is to make learning as accessible as possible to the broadest range of students, to those who are distanced from learning and/or the labour market. The ‘byte’ size offering enables a stepped approach which could ultimately lead to learners accessing advanced courses and further education.

The portfolio includes a series of non-credit-bearing workshops and courses and credit-bearing courses which can be used towards follow-on degrees where credits are relevant and accepted. We expect additional courses to be developed at entry and advanced level going forward and further details will be available on this website as courses are developed and launched.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) invest around £1.8 billion a year into the Scottish Higher Education sector for learning and teaching, skills development, research and innovation, staff, buildings and equipment.  SFC have supported the development and delivery of this portfolio.  Additional funding through the SFC National Transition Training Fund for those 25+ who are unemployed or at risk of redundancy is also available. For further information regarding SFC-funded places for the Scottish workforce see:

Funding Opportunities

For additional course and programme study opportunities beyond the short courses see:

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