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Enterprise and Commerce

Business with Data Skills NPA (DDI Funded)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

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Course overview

This course is free to study as it is fully funded by The Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Skills Gateway. A project which forms part of the Edinburgh and South East City Deal.

Delivery of this course will be through blended learning, interactive, lecturer led sessions on Microsoft Teams and resources on our Moodle page and possibly in college sessions.

This short course is ideal for people seeking employment and looking to add Data Skills to their current job profile skill set. It has been designed for those looking to begin a career in Business and Data Skills or to compliment those with transferrable experience from other industries.
Students will be able to understand how using simple data can help identify consumer needs and wants, analyse market trends and ensure that business decisions made are based on data collected and analysed. It will help understanding of the importance of using data in business.

This course combines the development of skills in both business and data Skills to support organisations to make business decisions.

 

Residency criteria which is either 3 years or more as resident in Scotland or resident in Scotland at least 3 months prior to the course start date and not here for the sole purpose of study.

What you will learn

  • Web apps spreadsheets
  • Web apps word processing
  • Managment of People and Finance
  • Understanding Business
  • Data Science
  • Data Citizenship
  • Data Security

Placement information

No Placement

How the course is assessed

Ongoing assessments

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

This course is open for all to apply, no previous experience in business  required. Although we recommend that applicants have achieved the minimum qualifications listed below.

It is recommended applicants have:

  • Achieved two National 5 qualifications* preferably in a subject using numeracy and communication skills.

 

Or

  • Other relevant work experience

 

*National 4 is an equivalent qualification to Standard Grade General or Intermediate 1 level.

National 5 is an equivalent qualification to Credit standard Grade or Intermediate 2 level.

 

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 or above

Progression and Articulation Routes

You can progress onto relevant l3evel 6 courses in Enterprise and Commerce: some exmples are provided below
 

  • Business and IT 
  • Preparation for Accounts 
  • Preparation for Legal Services 
  • Marketing

 

Career options

  • For those starting their career, this is a gateway qualification to study at a higher level at college
  • For those with previous work experience, this qualification provides a great addition to your CV

Or can be a career progression route for:
 

  • Junior office assistant
  • Junior business assistant 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 24/01/22 20 Weeks

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