IT: Digital Business Services (Digital Analysis for Business)

Big data controls the world. Data analysis has become a vital element in everything from online marketing to forensic data analysis of sports teams. The range of jobs and the number of variations on the term ‘business data analyst’ is phenomenal. Almost every service from the NHS to automotive manufacturers wants to know how they perform, how they understand their customers and how they best deliver their services.

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What will I study?

You’ll study in four main areas. The first is common to all our digital T levels and particularly examines new trends in the digital world and its impact on society. You’ll explore elements of all three pathways and focus on themes such as network security and analysis of data.

The second will give you a comprehensive introduction to programming. If you’re already a good programmer this will give you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and discover how far you can push your limits.

The third element will focus on types of data, tools used for analysis and how they are applied in fields as diverse as crypto currency and financial market predicting to modelling the impact of covid testing.

The fourth element is a great opportunity to experience real world through work placements in a professional setting. You’ll work with employers to help develop your understanding of the sector and the jobs available within it. The substantial placement allows you to immerse yourself in the professional world and see your classroom work in practice, and also gives you the experience to bring back to college to help your deeper understanding. We’ll prepare you for work, but you’ll also reflect on your experience so you really develop.

How will I learn?

A typical week could see you researching data techniques used by the England Rugby Team, having a lecture by an employer in how they use data to track customer behaviour, working in a team to gather data on young people’s changing consumption of media, and a group discussion on the ethics of storing personal data.

Are there any trips on this course?

We are planning to work closely with a wide vaiety of employers and will visit various projects to highlight different aspects of the course. 

Are there any specific entry requirements?

Grade 4 in English and Maths.

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