Data Analyst Skills Development Programmes

Data Analyst Skills Development Programmes

Delivered in partnership with Technology4Business, the Data Analytics specialists

Essential skills

While completing any data-related qualification you will develop other essential ‘human’ skills that employers look for.

These range from familiar ‘key skills’, such as team working, independent learning, innovation and problem solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills, such as:

• Presentation skills

• Communicating with colleagues, management, internal and external customers

• Understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

Minimum Entry Requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements for these programmes, however confidence in English, Maths and Excel is recommended and we will always provide additional refresher support where required.

Remember, Data Analytics is a broad church starting with being able to analyse and present data from the world’s most commonly used analytics tool, Excel …

… and working towards being able to write your own analytics programmes as a data scientist, using machine learning and AI technologies such as Python and R.

Beginner – Intro to Data Analysis (6 week duration)

For anyone that would benefit from thinking analytically as part of their job role and developing some practical Excel analytics skills.

- For the unemployed, the furloughed and the employed

- This programme is delivered over six ½ day workshops

- Prior experience not required although an interest and enjoyment in Excel and maths is advised

- Useful for any job role as a CV enhancer, whether sales, HR, finance, operations, …

Delivery: Tutor-led Distance Learning

Accredited: Yes

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Intermediate – Data Technician Accelerator Programme (3 months duration)

This high impact skills development programme is for those interested in a data career but not interested in the 15 to 18 months apprenticeship option.

- For the unemployed, the furloughed and the employed

- For those who will work regularly with data as all or part of their job, typically working as part of a team you’ll learn how to collect data from various sources, clean it, transform, analyse and present it in relevant ways for discussion and maybe further analysis

- Further develop your analytical mindset and skills and work towards the CAAP Level 1 Assessment (Certified Arbutus Analyzer Professional).

- Arbutus Analyzer is an advanced data analytics tool used by governments and businesses globally. (www.arbutussoftware.com)

Delivery: Tutor-led Distance Learning

Accredited: Yes (by Arbutus Software)

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Intermediate – Data Technician Apprenticeship (15 months duration)


For those who will work regularly with data as all or part of their job, typically working as part of a team you’ll learn how to collect data from various sources, clean it, transform, analyse and present it in relevant ways for discussion and maybe further analysis

- A role required by all sectors, for example government, education, finance, retail, …

- This is a 15-month work-based data skills development programme suited to the employed or those job-hunters that are looking to start a data-career

- Prior experience is not required although an interest and enjoyment in Excel and maths is advised

- Typical job roles include Data Technician and Junior Data Analyst Delivery: Tutor-led Distance Learning

Accredited: Yes

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Advanced – Data Analyst Accelerator Programme (6 months duration)


This 6 month work-based programme is for those that are interested in enhancing their analytics skills but not interested in the 18 month Data Analyst Apprenticeship Programme.

- Accelerated learning via small group coaching sessions

- 20 x 3 hour workshop sessions + 50 x drop-in tutorial/coaching sessions

- Develop skills in identifying data, understanding data structures and formats (e.g. PDF), importing, cleaning, transforming, analysing, writing routines and procedures, automating routines, scheduling for routines for continuous auditing/monitoring

Delivery: Tutor-led Distance Learning

Accredited: Yes (by Arbutus Software)

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Advanced – Data Analyst Apprenticeship (18 months duration)


Data Analysts are typically involved in collecting, organising and studying data then making recommendations to improve business performance. To do this they develop over time a good understanding of data, databases, maths (especially statistics), a range of analytical tools, and ‘domain knowledge’. Often they work in a team and may specialise in an area. There is no one-size-fits-all job description.

- A role required by all sectors, for example government, education, finance, retail, …

- This is an 18-month work-based data skills development programme suited to the employed or those job-hunters that are looking to progress their data- career

- Prior experience and an interest and enjoyment in Excel and maths is advised

- Typical job roles include Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Architect, Data Engineer …

Delivery: Tutor-led Distance Learning

Accredited: Yes

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