CodeClan opens Data Analysis course in Glasgow

Earlier this year, CodeClan, Scotland's national digital skills academy, introduced a new Data Analysis course, modelled upon their multiple award-winning Professional Software Development programme. The organisation has so far produced over 700 graduates through this course, many of whom are working within Fintech Scotland members, from the startup sector, through to the country's largest financial institutions.

Developed with expert partners, including the Data Lab and Effini, the new course aims to do for data what CodeClan has already done for programming, by creating a new talent and training pipeline, to produce high quality, qualified data analysts with existing work experience and soft skills.

While the Data Analysis course was developed to support every industry sector, interest from Scotland's fintech sector has been particularly high. So high in fact that the academy is bringing the programme to it's city-centre Glasgow campus far earlier than planned.

A launch event is taking place at CodeClan Glasgow on August 22nd. The event is aimed at professionals already working with data, businesses which want to retrain existing staff, employers looking for new staff with valuable data skills and career changers who want to future proof their career with a valuable new set of skills.

Using the powerful R programming language, the course brings together the three key areas of data science:

  • technical skills & coding
  • business knowledge
  • maths & statistics

Students learn the entire data analysis process from capturing requirements and asking the appropriate questions for the business, through to communicating results clearly and effectively to stakeholders. In addition the course incorporates elements of cyber security, ethics, privacy, User Experience (UX) design, visualisation and story-telling.

Hosted by CEO, Melinda Matthews, the event will introduce CodeClan, explain its teaching methods, introduce the instructor team and partner programme, with a particular focus on Glasgow's Fintech sector. Due to high demand CodeClan suggests that early booking is recommended

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, the CEO of CodeClan, said: “Since we first announced the Data Analysis course, enquiries from students and demand from industry partners in Glasgow, especially those within the financial services, has been growing.

“Now our first Edinburgh cohort is underway, we’re delighted to be able to bring the course to Glasgow and we look forward to introducing businesses, employers and students to CodeClan’s unique approach to teaching data analysis.”

The Data Analysis launch takes place on 22nd August (18:00-19:30) at Clockwise, 77 Renfrew St, Glasgow. Tickets are available here: