Data Analysis online short course


Course currently in presentation.
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The next presentation will start on 30 April 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
13 March 2018
Course Starts:
19 March 2018
8 weeks online
7-11 hours per week
ZAR R13,900Options Available
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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59% of employers expect to increase the number of positions requiring data analysis skills over the next five years.1

It’s no surprise then, that there will be created over four million data-related jobs in the years to follow.2

Now is the best time for you to receive recognised data analyst training and add data analysis to your portfolio of skills with the outcomes you’ll gain from a data analysis course.

On this data analysis online course, you’ll practice on real-world data sets and learn valuable skills to drive effective decision-making in your organisation.

You’ll walk away from this course with a sought-after skill set and certificate in data analysis, backed by UCT, making you an asset to any organisation.



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What will set you apart

This data analysis online course will empower you with the ability to:

  • Use Microsoft Excel to confidently analyse, interpret and deliver data in meaningful ways
  • Predict business trends and customer behaviour by formulating statistical findings and recommendations
  • Increase business productivity by using data analyst training to react quickly to changing demands from customers and environmental conditions
  • Contribute to important business decisions by constructing significant research questions related to the type of data analysis required to meet business needs

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed online short course in data analysis is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert Dedicated Student Success Manager as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus 
  • Course Module 1: Fundamentals of data-driven decision-making
  • Course Module 2: Research questions for data analysis
  • Course Module 3: Organising data in Microsoft Excel  
  • Course Module 4: Statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel
  • Course Module 5: Introduction to databases and SQL
  • Course Module 6: Interpretation of outcomes
  • Course Module 7: Data presentation and visualisation
  • Course Module 8: Looking towards the future

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Course currently in presentation.
The next presentation will start on 30 April 2018

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.