Introducing the Skills Bootcamp in data analytics

Skills around collecting, sorting and analysing data have never been in greater demand - the average salary for a data analyst in the UK is £55,000 (Talent.com). And whether you're just starting your career, or you're hoping to change career paths, learning data analytics skills can be the key to unlocking new and rewarding career opportunities. A great way to achieve this is through Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and an offer of an interview with an employer upon completion. Learners may also be eligible for job placement in an entry-level data role upon successfully completing the bootcamp, such as data analyst.

Hear directly from graduates of similar Skills Bootcamps we offer in the video below:

Partnering with Skills for Life and the Devon County Council (DCC) and DCC’s Train4tomorrow Team, Cambridge Spark are offering job seekers and working professionals a 10-week Skills Bootcamp in Data Analytics fully funded by the Department for Education. Learners who successfully complete the programme will secure an interview for a new role in data analytics.

Application deadline:
Tuesday 23rd April

You might be a good fit for this Skills Bootcamp if you...

  • Are based in either Devon or Cornwall, England
  • Are 19 years or older
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have been living in the UK for at least 3 years
  • Want to secure an entry-level data job after the Bootcamp
  • Have a passion for learning the Python programming language and are keen to use Pandas and Matplotlib
  • Already have an understanding of analysing data through more traditional methods such as Microsoft Excel
  • Understand and can already explain the different types of popular data analysis techniques

What you'll learn in this Skills Bootcamp

  • Sorting and processing data using programming languages like Python and Pandas
  • Data visualisation and reporting in tools like Matplotlib and Seaborn
  • Drawing from and communicating key insights with data
  • And much more

How is this Skills Bootcamp delivered?

We deliver our full curriculum online to give you the flexibility to learn from anywhere and at your own pace. A mix of experiential learning, coaching, technical mentorship and peer support help you gain confidence in data skills and quickly apply them in practice.

You benefit from the following to aid you in your learning journey:

  • Expert lectures and instruction from world-class faculty
  • Immediate feedback on exercises through our EDUKATE.AI data learning platform
  • Engagement and support from peers through our online Knowledge Base forum

Safety and respectful learning environment notice: For the benefit of all participants and to ensure a safe and distraction-free learning environment, we kindly request that attendees participate in live sessions from a stationary location. Please refrain from attending sessions while walking, driving, or in any situation that might pose a safety risk or distract other learners. Your cooperation ensures a productive and respectful environment for all.

Programme schedule

The programme will last 10 weeks with 15-17 hours of study time per week. Your bootcamp includes 10 hours of live learning per week, and these sessions must be attended in order for your course to continue to be government funded.

The schedule (subject to minor changes) for each of the 10 weeks will follow the below structure beginning on Monday 29th of April.

Outside the schedule below, there will also be an induction session held on Thursday 25th of April, which is designed to set you up for success on the programme:

DCC schedule for 29 April cohort

How to apply

The application process takes about 30-40 min and includes the following steps:

1. Complete the application form on the right (or below on a mobile device). You'll receive an email response with next steps within 5-10 min.

2. Complete the questionnaire form sent to you by email. If you meet the basic eligibility criteria for the programme, you'll receive an email with the questionnaire. This form includes 40-50 questions relating to personal information required for funding by the Department for Education, as well as information to help us assess your fit for this programme.

3. Confirm your place on the Bootcamp. If accepted on the programme, you'll receive an email containing a link to confirm your intent to join and complete the programme.

"I didn't expect to enjoy it so much. I've really enjoyed it. It's amazing! It's completely interactive. I didn't expect to learn so much or for it to be so in depth. It's putting into practice the skills you've learned. It's really taken me from knowing nothing to being able to do this as a career."

Keren Sansom, Skills Bootcamp Graduate

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