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Access Data courses starting in August

Access to Industry would like to invite those eligible for our Access Data project to our free SQA-certified courses:

  • Introduction to Digital and Data Skills – SCQF 3
  • Introduction to Data Science – SCQF 4
  • Data Science with Data Security – SCQF 5 or 6

All courses will be delivered in cooperation with Edinburgh College in our 156 Cowgate Community College or online (depending on the course) starting w/c 29th August 2022. For details regarding length and timings, please see the attached info-packs.

The aim of the courses is to equip participants with digital and data skills essential for life, education and work. All participants will also be supported by Access Data caseworkers, who will help them to tackle any issues in and out of the course.

Upon completion of the courses, participants will be able to move on to a range of other courses – please see the info-packs for more information about this.

Additionally, throughout August 2022 we will also deliver a brand new Summer Short Programming Course which is an exciting opportunity for students to try their hand at coding with the support of an Edinburgh College tutor.

Access Data is for those living in Edinburgh who are unemployed or on a low income, want to move into education, training or employment that is related to IT or Data, and belong to at least one of the following groups:

  • have a disability or learning difficulty,
  • are a woman,
  • are an Armed Forces veteran,
  • are from a minority ethnic background,
  • have parental responsibilities.

To apply, candidates (or professionals on their behalf) should fill out the provided application form and send it back to or call Magda Gucman on 07809 555 709 to apply by phone.

Below you will find:

1. 4 Information Packs – one for each course we offer

2. Promotional Poster

3. Application Form

Magda Gucman

07809 555 709

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