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  • Start date:   January 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time


Please be aware this course is now cancelled.

The 10 week 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.

The course is suitable for female learners who wish to develop their data literacy skills in preparation for employment in a wide range of future job roles.

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

  • What the course includes

    Data Science: Learning what you can learn from data

    Data Citizenship: Learning how data impacts on society and how it can be used and misused.

    Data Security: Learning how to examine and remedy real life data security breaches


Why choose this course

This course is for women with the passion, drive and commitment to develop their digital skills towards a positive future in the digital. We have provided a list below of specific groups who may benefit from what we have to offer the DDI Skills Gateway Project:

  • Long-term unemployed who would like to enhance employability and explore a potential new career pathway.
  • Adult learners considering returning to further study to enhance employability or explore the possibility of a career change.
  • Women returning to further study who wish to explore careers in the digital sector, previously discouraged by gender inequality.

Delivering in conjunction with Equate Scotland giving support with employability skills, confidence and assertiveness skills working on goals and objectives. This will be delivered 3 times over the 10 weeks

Entry requirements

This course is for female, long-term unemployed applicants looking to return to work.

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

  • Board Meetings

    Where it leads

    NPA Data Science Level 5

Interview arrangements

There will be no interviews held, this course is application only.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.