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Latest funded training:

Data Skills Accelerator course and Women Returners course

Digital Start Fund:
Data Skills Accelerator Course- 12 Weeks

**this course is fully funded at no cost for Scottish residents only**

Develop those hidden analytical, collaborative and creative problem-solving skills in this SQA accredited course. Lasting 12 weeks from January 2022, this course utilises both business applications and programming tools (Excel, Power BI and Python) to help you analyse data, create visualisations and apply your learnings to real-world projects.



You will not only learn the range of technologies and processes used in data manipulation but will also build upon the in-demand transferable skills required to be successful in data analysis.

This flexible course is designed and developed to suit individual learning needs, with personalised support and one-on-one sessions provided by work based assessors and tutors. To top it off, our course culminates in a real-world data science project that will reinforce your skills in collaboration with a third sector organisation.

The course includes: modular coding; data libraries; data types and structures; secret management; cleaning and wrangling data; statistical analysis; SQL, creating pivot tables and functions; data driven decision making, creating visualisations and storyboards,

Don’t worry if you are new to Python or have your knowledge of statistics is a bit rusty before we dive into the data we will go through python fundamentals and a statistics refresher course. Flexible delivery including 3 daily workshops per week, optional expert classes, bite sized videos, interactive quizzes, podcasts, presentations, evening sessions, webinars and group work.



To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to be resident in Scotland and have the right to work in the UK. This is open to graduates as long as you have not graduated in the last 12 months.

You will also have to either:
- Receive, or be eligible for, Universal Credit or other income-based benefits.

- Be currently economically inactive as a result of a COVID-19 employment shock with a household income below the Scottish average(£25,616)

- Or someone facing two or more barriers to employment which could include;

  •   Low income employed

  •   Refugee

  •   Primary Carer

  •   Migrant

  •   Mental Health Issues

  •   Rural areas.

  •   Economically deprived area

  •   Asylum Seeker

  •   Disability

  •   Above 54 years of age.

  •   Armed Forces Veteran.

  •   Between the ages of 16 and 19 not in employment, education or training


​For more details, hit this link!


For Women Returners - 8-week Data Skills Course

Training provider  Code Division have partnered up with Equate Scotland to offer a unique opportunity for women returning to work following a career break.

Harnessing our know-how in inclusive digital courses alongside Equate Scotland’s expertise in gender equality and diversity in the workplace, we’ve developed a holistic returners program designed specifically for Scottish Women returning to work in order to nurture digital skills and build upon professional & personal confidence.

Learners will be given the opportunity to create their own personal development plan in collaboration with our tutors, utilise and develop in-demand digital data skills using business applications like Excel as well as having the opportunity to gain a valuable SQA accreditation. Not only that, but learners will receive expert advice from industry, self-confidence workshops and employability skills training all delivered in a safe and supportive environment.

What is it?

This is a fully-funded 8-week data skills course, designed specifically for Scottish women returning to work following a career break.

What will I learn?

The course itself is an SQA-accredited PDA in Data Science (Level 7), designed to introduce you to data analysis and provide the essential skills needed to succeed in a variety of jobs and sectors or to progress onto further training. With the guidance of our tutors you will learn how to clean, manipulate and visualise data using industry-standard business applications like Excel and Power BI as well as discussing key topics like data bias, security and data management. There will be a particular emphasis on how companies can better understand their climate-centred data in order to help them reach the Scottish Government’s goal of Net Zero by 2045.

When does it start?

The course commences in January 2022 on a flexible, remote basis. No worries if your skills are a little rusty, Code Division will happily work alongside you to assess your skills and conduct mini-refresher courses if needed.

How do I apply?

To learn more, simply visit the course page on Code Division's website:


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