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Data Science Skills Bootcamp

Eligible applicants must live in the West Midlands. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2024.
We are no longer accepting applications. Further details will be available shortly.

Course overview

The amount of data that is currently being generated is growing exponentially, and organisations are beginning to see an increasing need for data analytics to be performed. This need is fuelled by the requirement to gain a competitive advantage, by gaining insights into the data they currently possess.

The main purpose of this course is to provide learners with the necessary information to be informed on the role of a data scientist and some of the skills that are required.

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The Data Science Skills Bootcamp is designed to help you learn to create intelligent models which can predict future outcomes based on past data, generate artwork and give you incredible insight into hard-to-find connections within your datasets. You will aim to gain a deep understanding of data flows within organisations and systems, and how huge amounts of data can be engineered to produce knowledge.

Course duration

This course will run over 10 weeks between 4 March and 10 May. Please contact


This course will be delivered online.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. You must attend at least 80% of all online sessions to receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the course.

Why you should study this course

  • Data science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications utilised globally.
  • Occupations in data science are found in all sectors where data is generated or processed including finance, retail, education, health, media, manufacturing and hospitality.
  • The broad purpose of the occupations in data science is to source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods; to communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience; analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes.
  • You will look to blend data from multiple sources as directed and apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data. In daily work, an employee in a data science-related occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers, and internal and external suppliers.
  • You will aim to gain a deep understanding of data flows within organisations and systems, and how huge amounts of data can be engineered to produce knowledge.

About Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and can give you the opportunity to build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand and can provide a direct path to a job on completion. They are free to individuals. Where an employer is training an existing employee, they must contribute to the cost of the course. For small or medium sized enterprise: £400 and large sized enterprise: £1200. Please contact for more information.

Skills Bootcamps are aimed at adults who are either unemployed, in work, self-employed, looking to change career or returning to work after a break. They are an opportunity to learn and develop technical skills in the chosen Skills Bootcamp. We encourage all eligible adults to apply, including those from underrepresented groups.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Please note that individuals are only eligible to participate in one Skills Bootcamp per financial year and must not be on more than one Skills Bootcamp at any one time, but you can apply for multiple Skills Bootcamps.

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