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Digital Skills: Retrain in Cyber and Data

This continues to be a difficult year for everyone, with many of the workforce being made redundant or struggling to continue their business in the current climate.

If you’ve found yourself with extra time on your hands, maybe this is the moment to embrace a new career opportunity, or to upskill in a new field.

Retrain into one of the fastest growing industries in Scotland by undertaking one of our fully-funded Data or Cyber online courses, delivered by the University of the Highlands and Islands.

If you have a background in STEM, either a qualification or work experience, you will likely be eligible to apply.

Our course in Applied Data Science offers eligible candidates 40 credits at SCQF Level 11 over two modules: Introduction to R and Data Visualisation, showing how to use the open source statistical software R to visualise data, including cleaning, preparing and summarising the data sets, and Data Analytics on the Web, giving an understanding of machine learning, one of the most exciting fields in computer science, in context to business intelligence and analytics.

The Cyber Security course allows candidates to achieve 40 credits at SCQF Level 9, covering modern Cyber Security issues and mitigation strategies, in addition to a module on Network Information and Security – understanding how to critically evaluate and analyse the network and information security weaknesses of an organisation.

Starting on the 2nd of November, each course takes only 12 weeks to complete, combining flexible study with virtual lectures and assessment, with a guaranteed job interview upon completion arranged by ScotlandIS.

You must be in receipt of Universal Credit or other income-related benefits, and not have completed a qualification at SCQF Level 6 or above in the last 12 months.

So why not open yourself up to a new opportunity, in an industry that is varied and exciting, and has over 13,000 jobs that go unfilled every year?

Find out more about both of our courses and if you meet the eligibility criteria here.

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