What will I do?
By the end of your training you will be able to:
- Examine big data and visualisation for decision making
- Investigate statistical and graphical techniques, tools and industry software solutions for big data and visualisation
- Demonstrate the use of industry software to manipulate data and prepare visual presentations for a given data set
- Assess the role, responsibilities and challenges for data specialists.
Is it for me?
Our previous projects include learning big data and its application with Sainsbury’s. Our projects are co-delivered with employer partners which means you get trained directly by industry professionals.
Live sessions for the short course for 2021/22 will be delivered during the evening over 15-weeks consecutively. Lifestyle Learning and remote sessions will be made available if required.Apply Now
After this course, you can continue onto other short courses in our suite or explore our HNC and HND courses. Related job roles include: Data Analyst, Data Analytics Consultatnt, Data Specialist.
This short course will have a digital credential available to all participants. Check out our existing badges.Apply Now
No – nothing beforehand. We encourage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) so you’re welcome to bring your own laptop. You will have access to computers but your own device is preferred where possible. We also provide text books.
It is recommended that students should find up to 2.5 hours a week to practise their skills. This time isn’t timetabled and it’s up to you how much you study.
Staff are highly supportive and will feedback throughout the course to keep check on progress. There is a variety of formative assessment techniques used including quizzes and checking for learning.
Will there be assignments, exams or practical observations? How many of each? There will be lots of practical observation. There will be no assignments or exams.