Data Analytics SCQF8

A new course for the growing big data sector

Data Analytics

The core and option structure will allow candidates to mirror job roles in the data analysis field, such as data management; data analysis and visualisation; and data analysis software development. The core units focus on specialist Data Analytics topics, while the options are largely drawn from existing computing and IT competence-based qualifications including information security.

Modern Apprenticeship in Data Analytics

This suite of qualifications can be undertaken as a Modern Apprenticeship. Modern Apprenticeships are for existing or new employees of all ages. It is a great way to get a funded or part funded qualification whilst you work.

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Diploma in Data Analytics (SCQF8)

The Diploma in Data Analytics at SCQF level 8 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate their aptitude within the growing sector of Big Data.  This Diploma will develop the candidate’s confidence and awareness of the skills that they have acquired, and which they can use for employment and/or further study and provide a fully vocational work based pathway for candidates.

If you or your employee is currently employed, aged under 25 and lives in Scotland you may be eligible for a free place.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I gain the qualification?

It’s up to you!

One of the benefits of gaining your qualification with us is that we will fit around the needs of the candidate and the organisation they work for. You will see your tutor once a month. You can either come to our training room or our tutor will visit you. If you live at a distance then we are happy to overcome barriers by setting up regular Skype calls.

As this is a vocational qualification you will gather evidence of the topics from work you do. For example if you are covering a document on producing documents you might provide a word document that you have created, an email to your manager asking what is required or an email to a team member with the completed document.

It’s as easy as that! There are times where your tutor may want you to do a piece of writing about something you have completed within your workplace. The tutor may also observe you undertake a specific task or ask your line manager to provide a witness testimony.

How long will it take?

One of the first considerations is always ‘how long will it take?’ Undertaking any qualification is a big commitment and you will want to be re-assured that you have time to complete it.

One of the benefits of studying with us is that there are no ‘get this to me by this date or you will not pass’. We work around the commitments of both our learners and the organisations in which they work.

Some people take a year and some complete their qualification in less than 6 months. If you had two hours a week to dedicate to producing the evidence and work needed you could easily complete in 6 to 8 months.

How is the qualification funded?

It is normally the employer who would pay for vocational qualifications. This is because they are based on a role that you are undertaking.

However, if you are under 25 and work in a role which suits the qualification you may be eligible to have it fully funded. We gain funding from Skills Development Scotland to help you achieve your qualification. Contact us today to check your eligibility.

Find out more about our Data Analytics Qualifications