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ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate Programme

In an increasingly data-rich and technology-driven world, finance teams must learn how to harness and make sense of data and what it means for the business. Data analytics and data science skills are showing the biggest growth in demand from employers, and finance professionals are perfectly placed to upskill in this area.

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Programme pathways

The course offers a choice of two distinct learning pathways. Upon successful completion of the case study you will be awarded the ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate for your chosen pathway.

Analyst Pathway

Choose the Analyst Pathway to develop the knowledge and practical data analytics skills needed to harness and make sense of data to solve business problems, and effectively communicate the results to influence decision-making.

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Management pathway

Choose the Management Pathway if you’re a finance leader seeking to understand the business benefits of applying data analytics, how to develop operational data analytics capabilities, or how to interpret data analytics outputs.

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Gaining advanced data analytics skills to provide evidence-based, forward-looking insights and assurance that support decision making is a natural evolution for the finance profession. With these skills under their belt, finance professionals will be in a unique position to enhance the value they bring to the business and clients.

Sharron Gunn, Chief Operating Officer, ICAEW

When I came across the ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate Programme, I was particularly attracted to the elements of the course like Python and machine learning, which meant I could really get to the core of data analytics and learn skills that are especially relevant to the accounting profession. There is currently very little practical data analytics training customised for finance professionals, so this course really stood out to me.

Nic Guillou, Group Financial Controller, CPC Group

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