Keen to explore the world of data science but unsure where to begin? In the 21st Century, data skills are as indispensable as reading and writing were in the 20th Century. From healthcare to astronomy, data science permeates various fields, making it a crucial skill for almost every profession. The demand for data scientists in the UK is soaring, and this course aims to equip you with foundational data science skills, paving the way for a rewarding career or advanced learning in the field. This 2-day online Bootcamp delves into essential aspects of Data Science. The course is free and is open to anyone living or working in the Tay Cities Region. 

The Tay Cities Region consists of North East Fife, Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross. Despite progress, women in Scotland still represent only around 23% of the workforce in digital jobs, and your participation can contribute to closing this gender gap in the digital technology sector. This course is supported by Data Skills for Work at The Data Lab through DigiTay the Tay Cities Region Deal Digital Skills Project, funded by the Scottish Government. 
  • Data literacy
  • Data ethics and governance
  • Data analytics
  • Data visualisation
  • Online tutor-led course – duration 2 days 
Day 1
  • Interpreting Data
  • Types of data
  • Features of data
  • Spotting errors 
  • Data Visualisation
  • Tools – Excel, standard features, graphs and charts 
  • Analyse data sets
  • Focus on interpretation e.g. using graphs with context and brainstorm what these mean
  • What conclusions we can draw
  • What further analysis they suggest
  • Introduction to statistics and how to interpret themData Protection and Legislation

Day 2
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Visualisation Tools
  • Excel – advanced features – pivot tables, power query
  • Tableau – includes interactive dashboardsAnalyse data sets
  • Creating & explaining summary statistics in Excel
  • Using visualisations in Tableau to draw further conclusionsData Ethics/Bias

By the program's conclusion, you'll grasp the fundamentals, including assessing dataset quality, interpreting visualised data, creating your visualisations, understanding descriptive statistics, and navigating legal and ethical considerations in data work. 
  • No formal entry requirements however a working knowledge of Excel & general IT computer literacy would be useful. 
  • You must be living or working in the Tay Cities Region and require to have internet access and access to your own laptop/computer.
  • Signposting to appropriate FE courses and NPA Data Science courses. 
  • Data Worker 
  • Digital Roles
  • Applications are open for the course via the website. 
  • It is expected that support from respective councils will be provided to refer participants onto the programme and promote locally within the Tay Cities region.