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If you are an employer looking to grow and diversify your digital talent pool and/or upskill existing employees into new digital roles, then a Skills Bootcamp by The Open University could be the right choice for you.
As part of the DfE’s Skills Bootcamps programme, this 16 week-programme provides individuals and employees with the opportunity to build up data analysis skills and has been designed with both participants and employers in mind.
DataSkills by The Open University flexes around participants’ work and other commitments, combining high quality online learning with live webinars, online support, coaching, mentoring and certification preparation sessions.
Participants will work towards the internationally recognised Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900) and Data Associate (DA-100) industry certifications, so they can evidence the skills they’ve developed.
The DataSkills by The Open University programme begins with foundational data concepts before moving on, in a structured way, to develop the higher-level data analysis skills employers look for when hiring for entry-level job roles. The programme aims to grow the data analysis talent pool to help address the high demand for these skills*.
Participants will learn about:
During their practical work, participants will use Microsoft Power BI to visualise and maximise the value from their data assets.
This programme provides participants with the chance to develop and certify data skills and launch a career in data analysis. Typical job roles include:
During the programme, participants will have access to a wealth of careers resources, including insights from inspirational industry professionals, courses, CV writing assistance and interview preparation, to help prepare them for their move into a new digital role.
A minimal technical background is needed to be considered for this programme, but it will be important for individual participants / your employees to have a strong curiosity about how to use digital technologies and data to investigate and solve problems. A basic level of understanding of computer technology, cloud computing and the internet is assumed. It will also be helpful if applicants have knowledge of fundamental programming principles.
They will need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the following questions to be eligible to apply:
The programme is scheduled to start the week commencing 11th October 2021.
If you are interested in the programme to upskill an existing employee(s) into a new or higher level role(s) and are successful in your application, you will be asked to contribute 30% of the programme fee(s). The DfE will contribute the remaining 70% of the fee(s).
Your employee(s) will need to complete an application form by 19th September 2021.