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Our workshops and leadership training courses are tailored to you or your organisation. They provide insight, discussion, and practical work, along with the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and experience.
Build your knowledge and expertise with our flexible online courses, designed to fit around your work and life. Our online courses are designed for individuals in any industry and at any stage of their journey.
Data Skills for Work
The Data Skills for Work Programme offers funding for learners of all levels to upskill and reskill in data. Anyone can access our Data Skills Framework and Skills Portal for training and development.
Our Professional Development Team
Anna Ashton Scott
Programme Manager — Professional Development
Product Manager – Data Skills for Work
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Find out how we’ve helped Scotland’s data science professionals:
Scottish Curling boasts a rich history of fostering social inclusion, promoting the sport of curling, and achieving excellence internationally. Armed with a passion for driving positive transformation, their CEO Vincent Bryson saw the potential of data-driven decision-making and embraced the opportunity to lead Scottish Curling into a new era with our Data Leadership Programme. The…
Dilraj Sokhi-Watson is the current Director at Equate Scotland and a recent graduate from our Data Leadership Programme.
News about our professional development work:
Crafting a standout CV: 5 essential tips for students and job seekers
In today’s competitive job market, your CV is your first opportunity to make a lasting impression on potential employers. Sara Orr-Saiz (Student Placement Coordinator, The Data Lab) and Max Baczynski (Business Development Manager, The Data Lab Academy) run the employability skills programme for The Data Lab Academy. They help integrated masters and MSc students to…
New course to boost business leaders’ understanding of AI
AI technology is evolving at an incredible pace with a raft of new solutions continually being brought to the market. However, while the benefits that AI could provide are apparent, many business leaders are at risk of being overwhelmed by the practical application of AI for their organisation. To address these concerns, The Data Lab…
6 lessons for building courses on a learning management system
Creating courses on our new learning management system (LMS) was an exciting (and huge!) project for our Professional Development team, but it did come with some unexpected challenges! Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and, now armed with many new skills, the team sat down to review lessons learned and share them with you. In this…
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