Data Management Fundamentals
Data Management Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide to Data Success
The key to the effective use of data is managing it well. Learn how to care for and use your data effectively with our Data Management Fundamentals course.
This course provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the essential ideas in data management, including up-to-date examples and case studies to help you relate these ideas to what organisations are doing in this area. The concepts covered directly relate to how modern, data-focused businesses operate today.
This course has been developed by The Data Lab, in partnership with Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh, effini, and the DDI Data Skills Gateway. Applications close on 25 September 2023.
Who is this course for?
This course is for data workers – people who collect, store, manage and analyse data as part of their job but whose primary job function is outside the field of data.
- Managers, technicians, clerical support workers
- People working in a data-related role but who are unfamiliar with data management
With data management skills highly in high demand, the course provides an excellent introduction to this exciting area.
What will you learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe ways in which data can be cared for, and how organisations benefit from caring for their data
- Identify the features of high-quality data and suggest ways in which the quality of a dataset could be improved
- Know how to protect your personal data and understand how organisations can keep their data safe
- Describe how data can be misused and the ethical risks with using data – Explain what data bias is, its causes and how it can be mitigated against
Through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund, a limited number of fully funded places are available on Data Upskilling Short Courses at The University of Edinburgh.
- Please visit The University of Edinburgh Data Management Fundamentals page for information and eligibility requirements. Alternatively, you can start your Data Management Fundamentals application directly.
Fully funded places are also available through Data Skills for Work (DSW) Data Skills Credits Scheme for learners in Edinburgh & South East Scotland, and the Tay Cities Region.
- Please visit The Data Skills for work Data Management Fundamentals Fundamentals page for information and eligibility requirements. Alternatively, start the Data Skills for Work application now.
For learners not meeting eligibility requirements, please register directly through The Data Lab via our online learning platform.
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