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Working with Data, Skills Bootcamp
Gain the skills needed for an exciting, well-paid career, in data - where the average salary is £36,000 per year!
This 12-week Bootcamp is designed for individuals aged over 19 years as a vital, first step to helping you develop the in-demand skills to move into the digital tech sector. Or it can be used for any business looking to upskill staff to support the organisation in its digital transformation.
This 12 week/one-day per week Bootcamp will help you develop a basic understanding of the increasing popular Python coding language - used by many top organisations such as IBM, Pixar, Netflix and Facebook.
Over the first 5–6 weeks of the course you will develop the skills to write your first Python programme and be able to implement essential programming techniques that will be transferable across multiple provisions, e.g. software engineering and data science.
Over the final 6 weeks of the Bootcamp you will develop the skills of core data concepts and how they are implemented using Microsoft Azure data services.
The Bootcamp will help you understand not only one of the most popular programming languages in the world (October 2021 TIOBE Index2), but it will also support you to gain knowledge and a qualification in Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Azure (DP900 - Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals) which will be an excellent addition to any CV.
This fantastic opportunity forms part of the Government pilot to support individuals to develop vital skills and knowledge required by employers across all industry sectors.
Bootcamps are designed for individuals and businesses based in the West of England, age 19+ and are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.
There is formative assessment throughout the programme and a final end of programme examination through the Microsoft Azure platform.
Progression could be onto an a Level 5 Higher Technical Qualification , Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship, or Level 3 Software Developer which is a one year Level 3 coding course in Bristol. Access to HE is also available for learners that would like to progress to an external university provision.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path. As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices.
Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.. You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey.
As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A basic knowledge of IT and the ability to use a computer are core skills, together with a passion for data.
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