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  • Start date:   February 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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The course is suited to those looking to gain the basic skills for a career in Data Science and to learn how data can be used in the new digital age.


Data is the oil for today’s world, with the right tools and technologies data can be converted into an advantage for all businesses.

Start Date: 1 March 2021
Days of Week: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Duration: 5 Weeks  
Cost: Free

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    What the course includes

    This course is mixed delivery, meaning study is done both online and in college with support from College with IT. You will learn:

    • Process information using information tools (eg database)
    • Solve basic problems using information 
    • Describe, connect to and use network resources
    • Describe the personal and educational uses of social media

Why choose this course?

This free, 5-week course will give you the skills needed to excel in a data driven career. There is also a guaranteed interview on completion.

Entry requirements

A desire to enhance computer skills and knowledge about the importance of data.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Employment: Enhanced employment opportunities.


    Education: Guaranteed interview for a course at West Lothian College.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.