Data Analysis and Statistics

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Course Overview

This Modular Skills Provision course is funded by the Government of Ireland as part of the July Stimulus Provision 2020. This Higher Education initiative is part of the Government’s response to the global pandemic and is designed to help people enhance their employability, upskill and re-skill in the current climate.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD said, “These courses will enable people across the country to embark on new pathways, or refresh or re-skill in their employment. We must ensure a jobs led recovery by putting upskilling and SME supports centre stage.”


Eligible: Unemployed / Returners / Employed / Previously Self-Employed

+ This course if fully funded if you are Unemployed, PUP Receiver, Returner to the workforce.
+ If you are currently employed, 90% of the course is funded. A 10% fee payment is required.
+ Other requirements in respect of modular skills courses will align with Springboard+ eligibility criteria.
+ Further information on eligibility can be found here
+ Eligible Applicants must be resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency rules as aligned to Springboard as detailed here.

Please note in the case of Modular Skills Courses – applicants can register on multiple modular courses as long as they do not exceed 30 credits across all institutions.

What is the Course about?

Data Analysis is an ever-evolving discipline with lots of focus on new predictive modelling techniques coupled with rich analytical tools that keep increasing our capacity to handle big data. However, in order to chart a coherent path forward, it is necessary to understand where the discipline has come from since its inception. The field of Business Intelligence depends largely on data analysis tools and techniques in order to inform effective decision-making. In fact, the disciplines are so intertwined that some often confuse the two. Therefore, this level 8 short course offers an introduction by examining the history of Business Intelligence, its relationship to data analysis, and why the two are needed to help businesses deliver a complete assembly of their ‘data puzzle’. This module also addresses some of the hurdles that businesses face when dealing with data overload and suggests some possible solutions to the problem.

Course Outline

This course is a constituent module within semester 2 of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies QQI approved course therefore, on successful completion, learners will be exempted from this module on the level 8 programme and be able to gain a full level 8 qualification by undertaking the remaining modules should they so wish. This module is also stand-alone so that participants can acquire skills and put them into practice immediately in the workplace.

The aims of this module are to educate the learner in the terms, of the language used, the impact business intelligence and data analytics can have on a businesses success and allow the learner to gain knowledge of the scope and application of data analysis. Suggest to the learners’ ways to measure the performance of and improvement opportunities for business processes; enable the learner to gain the ability to describe the need for tracking and identifying the root causes of deviation or failure; and support the learner to gain the ability to review the basic principles, properties, and application of probability theory.

Meet the Lecturer

Joe Keating, CDO, Glantus.

Joe Keating, CDO, Glantus.

Joe Keating is Chief Data Officer at Glantus where he drives the company strategy to optimise the use of Data, Analytics and Automation based on the Glantus technology platform. He also works with businesses to become more Data Driven, by putting Data to work within their organisation – simply. During the last 20 years, Joe has helped companies across Ireland, Europe and beyond to bring the benefits of Data and Analytics into their business.

He started his career with PM Group, designing and delivering data driven solutions into enterprise organisations. Joe became a founding member of the Data and Analytics practice at Version 1, and spent several years driving Data Strategy implementations for diverse companies across Ireland and UK. At Dublin Airport, Joe helped shaped the Group Data Strategy and managed the delivery of key Data and Analytics initiatives across the organisation. To improve efficiency, drive revenue and reduce costs.In his spare time, Joe is the Chairman of the ‘Data & Technology Advisory Group’ at Airfield Estate, working to identify areas where Data/Tech can be applied effectively to progress the organisation and their vision.

Entry Requirements

There are no academic entry requirements required for this course.

Course Duration

This course will be provisionally delivered every Tuesday for 10 weeks starting on the 26th January 2021 at 18:30 – 21:00hrs. Each session will be streamed live and recorded via Zoom for repeat viewing.

Course Timetable & Assessment Criteria

Please click here to view the course timetable and assessment details.

No Fees Apply if you are: Unemployed / in receipt of PUP / Returning to the workforce. The course is fully funded

Fees Apply if you are: Employed. You must pay 10% of the overall course fee.
Cost per place is €35.00

Refund Policy
Students should note that the 10% course fee is non-refundable except in cases where courses do not proceed.

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