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One data apprentice can create real business impact

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£1.4m revenue

identified through data-driven insights

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£120,000 saved

by creating efficiencies

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90% shorter project times

achieved through automations

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5x faster ML model training

achieved through automations

Build capability to create and maintain key data infrastructure

Want to train new talent and reskill existing employees with one of the most in-demand technical skillsets? Develop key internal capabilities to raise the usability of critical datasets in your organisation. Cambridge Spark's Level 5 Data Engineer Apprenticeship equips learners with core technical and leadership skills.

In turn, learners are able to support business functions in creating and maintaining data analytics pipelines. They build the skillset to access data in their organisation and gain an understanding of the data engineering lifecycle, data modelling and more to help organisations maximise the value of their data.

Leaners will also have the opportunity to join guest talks on technical updates from leading technology providers like Google Cloud Platform and Databricks.

Gain the analytical edge with Python techniques for data mastery

Delve into the heart of data analysis with a comprehensive course built for aspiring data analysts, business professionals, and early-career researchers. This course teaches you to transform, manipulate and visualise data using Python, so it can be used as an effective asset for decision making. Python comes with a rich ecosystem allowing you to build on top of numerous tools and methods already implemented and free to use.

Besides being an efficient way to manipulate data, Python has the advantage of enabling best practice in terms of reusability — by writing code once and running the same analysis multiple times or reusing code across projects, ensuring consistency of analysis.This programme transcends the basics, offering a deep dive into the tools and techniques that make Python the language of choice for data professionals.

Whether you're looking to pivot your career towards data analytics, enhance decision-making in your business role, or incorporate sophisticated analysis into your research, this course will help you succeed. Our emphasis on practical application ensures that you'll be equipped to tackle real-world data challenges confidently, transforming raw data into impactful insights.

Hear from Jonathan Wagstaff, Group Head of Business Intelligence at Exertis

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Hear from Jonathan Wagstaff, Group Head of Business Intelligence at Exertis

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Jonathan Wagstaff
Data apprenticeships enable myself and my team to keep up-to-date with the latest.


This course is designed for

  • Aspiring data analysts with an interest in Python and data visualisation
  • Business professionals aiming to enhance data processing and visualisation skills
  • Early-career researchers looking to apply data analysis in their projects
  • Anyone eager to learn Python for making informed, data-driven decisions

Prerequisites for this course

  • No prior coding experience necessary
  • No software installation is required

What makes our programme special

We deliver all of our programmes online, giving you flexibility to learn while keeping up with your regular workload. EDUKATE.AI, our online learning platform, gives you a sandbox environment to practice your skills, providing immediate feedback on industry-simulated assignments. We believe that the gold standard for online delivery is to offer a mix of experiential learning, technical mentorship and peer support.

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Real-World Practice for Accelerated Impact

EDUKATE.AI provides a sandbox environment where you can practice new skills on real assignments. This accelerates the impact you can make in your workplace, allowing you to immediately apply what you've learned.
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Our online learning platform gives you a seamless learning experience with in-browser access to course slides, workshop recordings, quizzes and practical assignments. Immediate feedback helps you gauge your progress effectively.
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Expert Curriculum

Our curriculum develops the skills to thrive in a data-driven profession. You'll learn the latest concepts and tools essential to analysing data to obtain actionable insights.
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Flexible Fully Online Learning

Our programme is fully online, providing maximum flexibility for you and your employer alike. This means that you can access your content from anywhere, with no set up or installation of EDUKATE.AI required.
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Joining our programme means becoming part of a thriving community of thousands of data professionals. You have the opportunity to tap into this rich network of peers and alumni and benefit from the expertise and experience of others in the field.

A real-world learning experience is our learning experience platform which delivers a seamless experience in one place, and accelerates learning and impact through real practice on real projects with immediate personalised feedback on code.
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The Curriculum

Our curriculum is developed by our leading faculty, composed of data scientists in leading industry positions and academics from some of the top universities in the world.

We take a modular approach to how we offer our curriculum. This course includes all of the below modules with each module being a mix of e-learning content, such as Jupyter notebooks and instructional videos, as well as live workshops.

We continuously update the modules and reiterate to incorporate the latest skills.

Core Modules

This module introduces you to Python's syntax and data structures, alongside Pandas, a key tool you can leverage for data manipulation and analysis.

Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Python: Python syntax and data structures
  • The Data Analytics Lifecycle
  • Introduction to Pandas
Number of workshops: 4
Number of assignments: 4

Dive deeper into Python and explore both essential programming concepts like functions and methods, and various data processing capabilities in Pandas.

Topics covered include:
  • Python functions and methods
  • Data Processing and Cleaning in Pandas
Number of workshops: 4
Number of assignments: 4

Learn to create impactful charts and visuals — a must-have skill in any data practitioner’s toolkit — with tools like Matplotlib, Seaborn, Bokeh, and Panel.

Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Data Visualisation in Python
  • Interactive data visualisation with Bokeh and Panel
Number of workshops: 4
Number of assignments: 3

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Book the cohort that suits you

Upcoming Cohort Dates Duration Schedule Booking
Start: 15th May 2024
End: 17th July 2024
10 half-day workshops over 10 weeks
2:00pm - 5:30pm
Start: 18th September 2024
End: 27th November 2024
10 half-day workshops over 10 weeks
9:30am - 1:00pm


What support will I have access to throughout the course?

Apart from instructor guidance within the workshops themselves, you'll benefit from peer interaction and support within the online learning platform EDUKATE.AI. You can also benefit from a one-on-one call with a trainer/mentor to guide the next steps of your upskilling journey after completing the course.

How will I learn?

We take a blended approach to delivering our curriculum, which means you'll learn through a combination of live, instructor-led interactive workshops, and self-led practical assignments where you get to put the concepts that you learned to practice.

Is this course eligible for public funding?

No, this course is instead funded directly by the learners themselves or their employers.

In funding the course directly, you benefit from a curriculum designed with specific learning outcomes achieved over a shorter learning period and without the restrictions attached to some publicly funded options.

Please consider our longer Apprenticeships or Skills Bootcamps if you're interested in government-funded programmes.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course includes 35 hours of live workshops spread over 10 sessions, with one session per week for 10 weeks.

What if I can't attend one or more live sessions?

You are free to attend the live sessions at will. Recordings will be available on the learning platform EDUKATE to access throughout the course. But we highly recommend attending all live sessions to get the most out of the course.

What technology or equipment will I need to participate in this course?

You will need a computer with internet access through a web browser to access our learning platform, EDUKATE.AI, which hosts all our content. You will not need to install any software on your computer.
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