Fully funded Digital and Data Skills courses for all college professionals

Professional Learning Programme

Currently available courses: ( more coming soon)

  • Professional Development Award in Data Science
  • Introduction to Power Bi
  • Systems of Digital Care
  • Microsoft Excel for Managers
  • Empowering Educators with Microsoft 365
  • Effective teaching practices with Python
  • Dealing with Real World Data

Skills Development – Digital and Data skills

Current available courses and booking form at the bottom of this page

Data Education in Colleges, a part of the Data Skills Gateway programme, and the Tay Cities Digital and Data Skills programme are co – delivering a Professional Learning Programme (PLP) designed for college lecturers, teaching and support staff to stay up to date with the latest technological advancements and integrate them into the college curriculum.

The Professional Learning Programme aims to:

Help both Edinburgh and South East Scotland and Tayside become more competitive by facilitating the delivery of higher-level digital and data skills to students, individuals, and businesses.

As part of the PLP, college staff at Borders, Dundee & Angus, Edinburgh, Fife, Perth, and West Lothian Colleges will develop new skills and enhance the existing curriculum by participating in digital and data skills sessions.

What will the PLP do?

We will provide in-person and online workshops to staff, where colleagues from all colleges can work together to develop skills for their existing and new curriculum provision, incorporating digital and data skills.

The workshops will:

  • Provide staff with the opportunity to enhance their digital and data literacy skills.
  • Enable colleagues to integrate digital and data skills into their existing activities. These skills may include AI, cybersecurity, data analysis, data visualization, data security, statistical analysis, and/or data storytelling.
  • Allow staff to share best practices across different curriculum areas such as Creative Industries, Computer Science, Engineering, Health & Social Care, and Sport & Fitness.

This development will provide evidence to meet the following GTCS standards:

  • Professional knowledge and understanding:

2.2.2, 2.2.9, 2.2.10, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.5.3, and 2.5.5

  • Professional practice:

3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, and 3.5.3

data education in colleges

Edinburgh and the South East City Region Deal, Data Skills Programme

David Hiddleston

Curriculum Portfolio Manager



Tay Cities Deal Digital Skills Project

Aileen O’Hagan



Full details and course registration here