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Access to HE Diploma (Data Science)



Level 3

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Environment, Engineering, Construction and Land-based




£135.00 per student registered (other fees apply).

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The field of Data Science is emerging as an integral role in the majority of organisations, employment opportunities are growing as are HE opportunities. Introducing students to the fundamental knowledge base on which successful careers in this area are built, this Diploma provides an excellent grounding for Higher Education courses in data science, data analytics, data technology and artificial intelligence.

The credit values available within this Diploma have been designed to meet the typical entry requirements of Data Science degrees and other higher education opportunities which accept Access to HE Diplomas.

Subject Areas

Students studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas, including:

Data Science: Data Science Fundamentals
Data Science: Introduction to Data Visualisations
Data Science: The Basics of Machine Learning
Data Science: Python and Data Analytics
Data Science: Statistics and Data

If you’d like to customise learning pathways for your students, we can do that too. Just speak with our team to discuss your requirements.

Progression routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving students the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

Data analysis
Computer systems analysis
Database administration
Business intelligence analysis
Machine learning engineering

And a university degree is not the only option to pursue; a Diploma can also lead to apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels.

Why choose us

Skills and Education Group Access makes it easy to become an Access to HE Centre, with a simple approval process that will get you started quickly.

We’ll help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education, and guide you through the whole academic year.

Along with a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits, we offer flexibility to write your own assessments and help with assignment writing and the delivery of your Diploma.

You can choose to start delivery at traditional points in the year such as September or January, which may be suited to face-to face delivery, but with more interest in online delivery, it is possible to deliver all year round, with stepping on points to suit you and your students’.

To find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre, email us, or call us on 0115 854 1620.

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