Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Business at CCT College Dublin

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This September 2021, CCT College Dublin are offering a Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Business, NFQ Level 8 Major Award (60 ECTS).

The Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Business aims to provide an opportunity for learners with a degree outside the computing arena as well as those currently involved within the IT sphere to refocus and reskill for careers that require Data Analytics knowledge and skills. This programme is specifically designed for individuals with evidenced numerate, technical and analytical ability who aspire to work, or are working, in roles that involve data analysis or the interpretation of data to inform business management and decision-making. They will have the opportunity to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector.

Data Analytics is among a set of emerging and rapidly developing technologies termed Innovation Accelerators, which have been identified as being critical to the next wave of digitalisation.  According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2019, over the next decade, data analytics and AI will augment workers’ efficiency, as companies rely on leading tech to beat out competitors.

This Higher Diploma in Data Analytics for Business is a rigorous and highly skills focused conversion course, and as such applicants will need to be highly motivated and fully committed to the programme in order to be successful. The design and development of modules within this programme was informed by significant industry consultation, particularly from Microsoft and its partner network. The course deals with current business trends in the use of big data and the tools and technologies used in implementing data analytics across a wide selection of business types undergoing digital transformation. It also deals with the different types of statistical analysis and its underlying implementation.

For September 2021 the course will be offered on a full-time basis through the HCI Pillar 1 courses funding (Human Capital Initiative). 90% of the course fees for the full-time programme will be covered for those eligible already in employment and also to 2020 Level 8 Degree Graduates who are academically eligible for admission and wish to specialise in Data Analytics. The full-time programme will be offered free of charge to those eligible applicants who are unemployed, formerly self-employed and ‘Returners’.

 


Learn more about the course and visit CCT College Dublin here.


Gemma Creagh

2021 USI Postgraduate Symposium
Post-Doctoral Researcher (part time -0.5 FTE),Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES)


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