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We also provide post-graduate training support in coding, governance, and communications skills. Our learning environments require you to spend 70% of your time actively completing exercises so that you can learn real skills faster.
With the expansion of analytics in decision making, the collection and use of data has become an everyday part of business operations, and demand for highly skilled analytics professionals has never been higher. Analyst and Data Science roles exist in almost every sector of the economy and professionals in these fields have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the way businesses function and ensure they adapt and remain competitive in the long term. Some of the key sectors that are currently employing data analysts and data scientists are:
- Energy and Utilities
A career in analytics and data science is fast-paced and gives you the opportunity to work on multiple projects in a variety of sectors. Professionals in these fields help businesses by finding patterns in data and using these to help solve problems faced by businesses. It requires excellent technical, analytical and communication skills.
Studying for a qualification in analytics or data science accredited by the IoA will give you an excellent foundation on which to start your career. A qualification is just the start, however. Given the rapid rate of change in analytics and data science, you will need to continue to learn and develop new skills if you are to be successful. IoA membership can help you with this.
Does your institution teach analytics or data science? If so, find out how you can get your course accredited at Learning @ IoA – IoA – Institute of Analytics (ioaglobal.org).
Like most professional bodies, we believe it is essential for all members to keep up to date with the latest development and knowledge in their field. This is particularly important for data analysts and data scientists, where technologies and methodologies in these fields are evolving at a rapid pace. We therefore require our members to carry out regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
In our member-only web portal you will find a range of training courses, reports, case studies and projects to help build your knowledge and skills. Perhaps you’re looking to learn a new coding language or enhance your knowledge of one you’re already using at work? Or maybe you’d like to focus on your communication skills or find out more about ethics in analytics? We also recognise that the expansion of analytics means that analysts of the future will need to take a strong leadership role in the organizations that they work in, and we will support our members in developing a leadership mindset. Our courses will help you achieve your goals and provide you with certificates of completion to share with your employer.
By requiring our members to carry out CPD, we will ensure that membership of the IoA represents the highest standards of professionalism and practice and acts as a quality mark for employers who are looking for their next team member. Members can record their CPD in our web portal and use this to identify areas where more training might be needed and move to higher levels of membership.
The IoA accreditation scheme is open to universities, colleges, higher education partners, and private training providers who run programs and courses in analytics and data science. It offers recognition that a course has met certain professional standards set by the IoA in conjunction with industry and enables the course to stand out from the crowd and attract high-caliber students.
Achieving accreditation for a course is also beneficial for students, who can be assured that their chosen programme meets the highest academic and quality standards and will improve their access to workplace opportunities. Completing an IoA accredited course will also provide them with exemption from membership requirements. Students have access to the IoA resources and information services, professional development activities, as well as careers advice and progression opportunities.
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