Graduate Skills Bootcamp in Data Science



The amount of data that is currently being generated is growing exponentially, and organisations are beginning to see an increasing need for data analytics to be performed. This need is fuelled by the requirement to gain a competitive advantage, by gaining insights into the data they currently possess.

The main purpose of this course is to provide yourself with the necessary information to be informed on the role of a data scientist and some of the skills that are required. Some of the later material in the course covers statistics and machine learning techniques that could potentially be applied to your career.

On completing the bootcamp, candidates will learn to create intelligent models which can predict future outcomes based on past data, generate artwork, or give you incredible insight into hard-to-find connections within your datasets. You will gain a deep understanding of data flows within organisations and systems, and how huge amounts of data can be engineered to produce knowledge.

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Course overview

In collaboration with Gradcore, Coventry University is delivering Skills Bootcamps as part of the government’s Skills for Life. This is a unique opportunity to learn industry best standards and practice, develop technical skills, and all whilst we work with you to find suitable employment after you finish the course.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Please note that individuals are only eligible to participate in one Skills Bootcamp from April 2023 – August 2024 but can apply for multiple Skills Bootcamps.

You do not need any prior qualifications but will need to meet eligibility criteria and entry requirements as highlighted below.

This 10-week academic training will feature blended learning: eight guided learning hours, Monday-Thursday 6pm to 8pm (online) and up to 12 hours a week of structured, unsupervised. The two-hour live sessions will include academic content delivery and guided practical activities. Real-time content delivery will typically be recorded and made available for later review, and flexible support will be available outside of formally timetabled sessions. The final two weeks (weeks 11 and 12) of the course will be dedicated to employability tuition followed by employability support and guaranteed interview.

An important element of Bootcamp delivery will be practice-based learning. We will embed personal and professional learning and development into our core delivery to ensure that you develop the personal and interpersonal skills required to operate successfully as a digital professional.


Technical delivery:

Week 1 - Week 10: 6th November 2023 - 19th January 2024

Employability tuition

Week 11- Week 12: 22nd January 2024 - 2nd February 2024

Guaranteed interview

By 19th February 2024

Employability support and coaching

29th January 2024– 29th July 2024

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Coventry University. Learners must attend a minimum of 80% of all online sessions to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.


This course is provided completely free of charge to the unemployed or self-employed applicants as the financial costs are being covered by the WMCA, with funds provided by the government’s Skills for Life initiative.

Eligibility Criteria – further details can be found on Coventry University's website.

  • Must be 19 or over
  • Resident of West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Have the right to work in the UK

For more information about the course, please see Coventry University web pages.

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