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Skills Boost for Data Science

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Open learning
Part time

Duration 7 - 8 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

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Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Study mode Open learning Start date 31/01/22 Duration 7 Weeks
Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Study mode Part time Start date 31/01/22 Duration 8 Weeks

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Course overview

Edinburgh College has launched a new Skills Boost for Data Science course which promises to equip attendees with vital data science skills that are becoming even more in demand with employers. The course is a short full-time course that helps build the essential foundation of knowledge and analytical skills needed for a data science role

Data Science is becoming an essential part of how we live, learn and work. It is about how we get actions from insights. Many people are keen to learn more and understand this topic and using the knowledge and skills from this short course will help to develop you in your current or future job role.  More and more employers are seeking applicants with experience of Data Science.

The field of data science combines digital and data skills with numeracy and specific knowledge about a particular topic or subject area to extract insights and knowledge from data. The ability to identify the problem to solve, the correct data to use, carry out the analysis and then implement the outcome requires all three areas to be brought together.

The course is funded by the YPG and NTTF, which means the course is available to anyone who is over the age of 16  and is currently unemployed or their job is at risk. These courses are free to anyone that falls under these categories.

This course will be delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams, you should be able to fit the content and learning around other commitments. The learning materials can be accessed through Moodle, Edinburgh College’s virtual learning environment at moodle.edinburghcollege.ac.uk.  You will be given access to moodle once enrolled on the course.

The course will be entirely online with no live virtual class meetings for the duration of the 8-week course. You will be provided with video tutorials, online study materials, learner forums and a dedicated lecturer providing feedback on submitted activities using an ePortfolio system.

What you will learn
  • National Progression Award in Data Science at SCQF level 4

How the course is assessed

  • online ePortfolio system 

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS level 5 

Progression and Articulation Routes

Gaining a National Progression Award provides the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence required to progress to either full-time or part-time further study at Edinburgh College.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 31/01/22 7 Weeks
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Part time 31/01/22 8 Weeks

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