Join the 12-week Pro Digital Data Pathway Online Course (Fully Funded)

As a response to the recent challenges presented to businesses and their employees in the light of the COVID-19 developments, the Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership and the Learning People are delighted to be offering an additional 10 fully-funded places on our 12-week Pro Digital Data Pathway online learning course.

The course offers 110 hours of premiere learning content available to watch, listen, read and practice through Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate online learning.

Modules cover:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Data Science
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Business Readiness


Additionally, the course will include webinars from experienced professionals in the sector, giving professional insight, mentorship and advice to support participants’ learning and career development.

Course Start

24th April 2020 (12-weeks with approximately 20 hours of learning per week)


This offer is part of the Digital Momentum programme; supporting currently under-represented groups in the digital/ technology sector to embark on, or progress within digital careers across Devon, Somerset, Torbay or Plymouth. To be eligible to join the programme you will need to be either:

  • Female living in Devon, Somerset, Torbay or Plymouth


A resident living in an area of highest deprivation across Devon, Somerset, Torbay or Plymouth. You can view a list of eligible wards here.

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for someone working with, and analysing data as part of their current role. It requires approximately 20 hours of learning a week, so would suit someone who has the time and capacity to fit this into their schedule over the next 12 weeks.

Register your interest here

What do other participants say about the course?

“It’s been really interesting to see what (our employee) is learning around coding; learning Python and when you then couple that with a richer understanding of data and how you can utilise data that’s a really fascinating piece. Looking at how we can apply that in the workspace has so many potentials… That’s probably the biggest beneficial thing that will come out of this course.”

Employer of Course Participant

“I’m a single parent, with two children living at home with me. I also have a full-time job, so I don’t have a lot of big chunks of time spare. I was able to make this bite-sized learning work for me; accessing it through the app on my phone, accessing it through my laptop when I had the chance… (This programme) tends to fit in more easily around life that way.”

Course Participant

“I’m interested in scaling up (my business)… Implementing these technologies is going to allow me to go from just being myself as a sole trader to being an employer and hopefully taking on more people here in the South West.”

Course Participant

“I currently work in a Python team. Being largely self-taught it’s made a massive difference day-to-day. In fact, I’d come in in the morning and immediately apply the things that I had learned the night before in a video. My team would say to me “Do you know how to do this?” and I can say “Yes, I learned it last night!”. It’s been really helpful that way. It happened today in fact!”

Course Participant

This story is brought to you by the Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership which brings together the public, private and third sector to tackle the digital skills divide. The Partnership is responsible for coordinating and delivering a digital strategy that raises digital skills for our community, for learners and for business. During the Covid-19 pandemic the Partnership is sharing news on digital resources and tools to support connectivity and resillence.