Data Analysis and Fundamental Statistics

Contents:

  1. Who this course is suitable for
  2. What you’ll achieve
  3. Apply for this course

Gain an introduction to basic data analysis functions and statistical models to deliver insights for your business.

Summary

Do you want to build the most in-demand skills for today’s job market?

Data analysis has become an essential business skill in recent years. Learn the basics, expand your knowledge of Excel, and learn how to tell stories with data in this self-paced course.

You don’t need any prior knowledge to benefit from this course – just a desire to clarify and act on your organisation’s data.

Discover the benefits of data analysis

Data analytics is one of the most in-demand professions of the decade and forecasters expect the sector to grow even further.

This course will help you identify the benefits of data analysis, both to your organisation and your career. You’ll develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to gain a competitive edge at your current job or in the job market.

Use Excel to achieve your objectives

It’s likely you already have one of the most powerful data analysis tools on your computer, and it’s also likely that you don’t use it to its full potential.

This course will help you identify the right Excel formula to achieve your objectives in importing, cleaning, analysing, and manipulating data sets.

Explore data analytics fundamentals and basic statistics

Data analysis employs a lot of statistics skills – even machine learning is often underpinned by fundamental statistical principles. This course will put you on firm mathematical grounding so that you can build your data analysis skills on a strong foundation.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a sound set of skills in basic data analytics, Excel, and statistics, and will be ready to move onto tidying data and creating databases.

Who this course is suitable for

This course is for professionals who require data analytics skills at work, and learners who are interested in moving to a data analytics career.

What you’ll achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Identify the benefits of data analysis
  • Articulate data analytics fundamentals including basics of statistics
  • Identify the correct Excel formula syntax to achieve an objective

Apply for this course

  • To apply for a funded position on this course, please complete the form below.

    Who is eligible to apply
    • Applications are open to local authority staff in England only.
    • Applicants may only submit an application for 1 certified course at a time. Upon completion of that course, an application for further training can be submitted.
    • Applicants are expected to begin the course within one month of their application being accepted.

    Please allow 7 days for us to process your application.

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