ICE launches new online Data Science programme in collaboration with Flatiron School


11-01-2021

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is linking up with leading online learning provider Flatiron School to launch a new 10-week online Data Science programme. Data Science is one of the most in-demand field sets across the fast-growing technology sector and the programme will seek to develop globally relevant employability skills.

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is linking up with leading online learning provider Flatiron School to launch a new 10-week online Data Science programme. Data Science is one of the most in-demand field sets across the fast-growing technology sector and the programme will seek to develop globally relevant employability skills.

Designed for students with minimal technical background, the course aims to provide the practical skills, statistic fundamentals and work-relevant learning to allow them to make use of big data across their future career paths. The course’s six online modules help learners get to grips with the Python programming language before providing practical experience of working with and evaluating real data that’s relevant to genuine business problems. 

Dr James Gazzard, Director of Continuing Education at ICE said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for all adults to renew and refresh their skills as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace. In partnership with Flatiron School, it’s our ambition to provide wider access to contemporary education and training relevant to data science. Our motivation is to ensure all adults can be active participants in the knowledge economy.”

Adam Endar, Chief Executive Officer of Flatiron School said: “Organisations today have tremendous amounts of data at their fingertips, but that data is only valuable when people understand how to use it to gain actionable insights. When students are confident in their command of data, they are able to ask better questions, find unexpected answers, and ultimately make stronger and more informed decisions. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and to bring our Data Science curriculum to its learners. We look forward to the opportunities it will unlock for students.”

The Data Science programme is part of ICE’s growing professional studies online courses portfolio.  

To find our more and apply, visit the ICE website. The course starts on 27 April 2021. There is a fee reduction for bookings received by 28 February 2021.

 

 
 
 

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is part of the University of Cambridge and provides accessible lifelong learning opportunities for all. We offer flexible learning for professional and personal development, including custom courses with leading Cambridge experts and academics.

Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), University of Cambridge