Data, analytical and problem-solving skills for business

Date and time
Friday, 10 December 2021
12.00 - 15.00


These brand-new, fully funded workshops will help you to improve your data, problem-solving and analytical skills so that you can create reports, plan finances or carry out other numerical tasks with much greater confidence.

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Fully funded courses

The ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme is fully funded, meaning there’s no cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, Inspire and the Workers’ Educational Association.

Programme Overview

The world of business is rapidly evolving and ensuring staff have the most up to date skills is essential in keeping up with these changes. Advancements in technology and the working environment have meant digital, analytical and problem-solving skills have become increasingly important.

The University of Derby is offering fully funded short courses to help refresh and update these skills within your organisation. They will cover topics such as:

Upcoming workshops

Our current short courses are now open for registration. Follow the links below to find out more and secure your place.

Fundamental maths topics, are used in almost every profession. Join this us to learn how to create reports, plan finances or carry out other numerical tasks with much greater confidence. This session takes place on 10 December between 12 and 3pm or 11 January between 1 and 4pm.

Find out more and book your place

Having reliable, high-quality data is critical to making sound business decisions. But with so much information now readily available, how do we know whether our data is reliable? Join our expert to find out.

This session will be delivered on 23 February, 9.30am - 12.30pm.

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What does it cost to attend?

The programme is fully funded for eligible participants, meaning there is no cost to your organisation.

Am I eligible to participate?

To participate in the programme, you must meet the funding criteria requirements. This means you must work for a small or medium sized business within the Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and registered as a sole trader within the D2N2 region.