National Progression Award in Data Science

Website WestLoCollege West Lothian College

  • NPA (National Progression Award)
  • Data Science (scqf level 4)
  • West Lothian College
  • Starting 10th January 2022 (fully online)

About this opportunity

This unique course is suited to women looking to gain the basic skills needed for a career in Data Science who wish to learn how data is used in the new digital age and to develop their data literacy skills in preparation for employment in a wide range of future job roles.

The course includes:

  • Data Science: Learning what you can learn from data
  • Data Citizenship: Learning how data impacts on society and how it can be used and misused
  • Data Security: Learning how to examine and remedy real life data security breaches

Why choose this course? 

This course is for women with the passion, drive and commitment to develop their digital skills towards a positive future in the digital. Listed below are the specific groups who may benefit from what we have to offer through the DDI (Data Driven Innovation) Skills Gateway Project:

  • Long-term unemployed who would like to enhance employability and explore a potential new career pathway.
  • Adult women learners considering returning to further study to enhance employability or explore the possibility of a career change.
  • Women returning to further study who wish to explore careers in the digital sector, previously discouraged by gender inequality.


  • Starting 10th January 2022 (fully online)
  • Mondays – 9.30 am – 1.30 pm – 10 weeks
  • Delivering in conjunction with Equate Scotland giving support with employability skills, confidence and assertiveness skills working on goals and objectives. This will be delivered 3 times over the 10 weeks.

Entry requirements

This course is for female, long-term unemployed applicants looking to return to work.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

No previous experience required

How to apply? 

No interview, please apply at: NPA DATA SCIENCE (SCQF 4) (