Data Analyst Training

This digital learning pathway provides the core skills required to become a Data Analyst including collecting, organising, studying data to provide business insights.

The Data Analyst Learning Pathway

A data analyst collects, organises and studies data to provide business insight.

Course Overview

This 16 week programme provides the core Data Analyst skills that are in high demand by employers. Over 110 hours the self-guided lessons present the key skills of data preparation, data discovery and report creation using world leading SAS software.

Consideration is given to the interpersonal and communications skills from project management and teamwork to presenting your data analysis findings with a non-technical audience.

For the duration of the programme, you should expect to spend a minimum of one hour per day to complete the course materials.

Qualified Data Analysts can work across a broad range of areas, including:

  • Administration
  • Business intelligence
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Distribution & logistics

Typical Salary of a Data Analyst

Entry-level salaries range between
£23,000 and £25,000.

With a few years' experience, salaries can rise to between £30,000 and £40,000.

Experienced, high-level and consulting jobs can command £60,000 or more.

You will learn how to:

  • Access SAS, Microsoft Excel, and text data.
  • Explore and validate data.
  • Prepare data by subsetting rows and computing new columns using data manipulation techniques.
  • Perform data discovery and analysis
  • Create interactive reports.
  • Export data and results to Excel, PDF, and other formats.
  • Use SQL in SAS to query and join tables.

Learning outcomes are aligned to the UK Government’s
Digital, Data and Technology skills & capability framework.

What experience do I need to complete the free SAS STEP Data Analyst learning pathway?

The Data Analyst learning pathway is ideally suited for anyone currently unemployed with any of the following level of qualifications:

  • GCSE in Maths (or equivalent)
  • A Level
  • NVQ level 3
  • GNVQ Advanced
  • Key skills level 3
  • QCF level 3
  • RQF level 3
  • Certificate of Higher Education
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Foundation degree

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