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Diploma in Data Analytics

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)

Diploma in Data Analytics

Diploma in Data Analytics at SCQF level 8 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate their aptitude in this area. This Diploma will develop skills that they have acquired which they can use for employment and/or further study.

Start date: Flexible

End date: Flexible

Duration: 52 weeks

Cost: £1100

SCQF Level 8

Mode (full-time, part-time, Schools): Part-time (work-based)

  • What the course includes

    This qualification covers areas such as;

    • supporting digital business transformation
    • applying methods and principles in project management
    • developing meta-skills and personal professionalism
    • managing data assets
    • planning data analysis
    • locating and accessing data sources
    • transforming data for analysis
    • analysing data
    • visualising and communicating data, and
    • implementing machine learning models

Why choose this course?

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must be in a work place where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of 3 months experience in this sector is required.

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

  • Where will it lead?

    The level 8 award could provide progression to:

    • an HNC/HND in Computing or a related area
    • a PDA in a computing related discipline
    • degree-level study at a higher education institution
    • employment in the digital sector

Interview Arrangements

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at workforcedevelopment@west-lothian.ac.uk or by calling 01506 427538.

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