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Introduction to Big Data

6 May 2024 - 17 Jun 2024

£150 Enrol

Full course description

Dive into the realm of Big Data with our practical short course, offering a mix of theory and hands-on experience. Immerse yourself in the theoretical side, grasping the concepts that set Big Data apart from traditional analytical techniques. Uncover the applications of Big Data in business, society, and science, shedding light on the societal implications of its use. The practical component is all about applying Big Data in real-life situations, giving you the skills to tackle challenges head-on.

This course aims to lay the groundwork for understanding this evolving discipline, empowering you to recognise its practical applications across various contexts. By the end of the journey, you'll be equipped to:

·       Explain the fundamental concepts behind Big Data.

·       Describe how Big Data is applied in business, society, and science.

·       Understand the broader implications of Big Data for individuals and society.

·       Apply Big Data techniques to solve real-world problems.

Enrol now to gain a solid foundation in Big Data, bridging the gap between theory and practical application in this dynamic field.

Funded places for Edinburgh & South East Scotland

If you are unemployed, earning under £24k a year, at risk of redundancy, or returning to work after an absence, we may be able to offer a funded place on the course through Data Skills for Work. Please complete the form at 

Your application will be processed within 2 weeks and you will be notified of out the outcome. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

For learners not meeting funding eligibility requirements, please register directly.

Data Skills for Work - Helping adults in Edinburgh and South East Scotland to up-skill

The Data Skills for Work programme aims to empower people across Fife, Lothian and the Scottish Borders with skills to take advantage of the world of work shaped by data-driven innovation, training.