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Developing Your Data Skills Programme

Demystify data science with our new programme to develop your data skills.

The Developing Your Data Skills Programme is new from the Digital Skills and Training team, and aims to demystify data science and develop the data skills of our staff and students.

In an increasingly technical workplace, where digital transformation means our core services and systems are becoming fully digital, data skills play an increasingly important role for our staff, students and the organisation. The City Deal has also highlighted the need for data skills with plans to train 100,000 people in south east Scotland alone over the coming years.

What is the Developing Your Data Skills Programme?

  • A flexible programme using online self-study resources combined with workshops plus a small data project.
  • It runs over a six-month period (25-40 study hours).
  • There are three sections:
    • Introduction to Data Skills and Programming
    • Statistics and Data Analysis
    • Presenting Your Data

Who is it for?

Three capability pathways make the programme suitable for a variety of staff and students irrespective of their role and prior level of knowledge:

  • Beginner (level 1) – for anyone who hasn’t worked with data before
  • Intermediate (level 2) – for those who use Excel routinely and feel comfortable with statistics

  • Advanced (level 3) – for those who have programmed in R or Python and are experienced in statistics and using Excel

How to sign up

Sign up through the Event Booking channel on MyEd. The next programmes start on:

  •  January 14th 2020 (Cohort 16)
  •  January 16th 2020 (Cohort 17)
  •  January 20th 2020 (Cohort 18)
  •  January 21st 2020 (Cohort 19)
  •  January 23rd 2020 (Cohort 20)

Email to sign up. Cohorts are for staff and PG students.

Further info

See the Developing Your Data Skills webpage or email in Digital Skills and Training, Information Services Group.

(Ed. this article was originally published October/November 2019)