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Grow your business, increase productivity and drive value from data.

Our online Driving Value from Data course takes you through the growth opportunities presented by data. It will help you to champion data as a business opportunity to realise your company’s full potential. You'll gain confidence to add value through better data use and be equipped with a complete data readiness assessment to integrate your learning.  

You will learn how to transform your business into one that uses data effectively, with speed and certainty by understanding the value of data, how to create a culture of ethical data use, and where to start (without spending too much money).  

We created this self-paced course based on the experiences of leading industry practitioners. We worked with them to ensure that the content was meaningful, practical, and actionable.  

The Data Lab is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and funded through Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government. We are a respected and trusted provider of professional development, business support and innovation within Scotland, the UK and beyond.  

Who is this course for? 

This course is for you if you are involved in making your organisation more data savvy, regardless of your seniority. You may be setting up data capabilities for the first time or taking steps to the next level of data maturity.  

  • Leaders and team members who are accountable for driving value within their organisation
  • Business owners who need to understand the value of data, and how to monetise it 

The course is not industry-specific and applies to learners across all sectors from anywhere in the world. Courses are completed self-paced and take approximately 20 hours to complete.  

What will you learn? 

  • Improved data literacy, and how to maximise the value of data in your organisation
  • An understanding of your organisation's data readiness, and how to communicate this to stakeholders
  • Create a roadmap for your transformational data strategy, with actionable steps, tips and tricks from expert practitioners 
  • Understand your organisation’s data readiness to understand data projects, and where investment is needed

Course expectations

To complete the course, around 20 hours of learning will be required.

This course is self-paced and you can complete it in your own time according to your timetable.

In order to earn your badge, there is an expectation to complete all modules and reflect on the course workbook. 


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