Data by Corndel Digital

Practical data analytics skills funded by the Apprenticeship Levy
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Data-driven organisations are not only 23 times more likely to acquire customers, but they’re also six times as likely to retain customers and 19 times more likely to be profitable (Mckinsey Global Institute).
There is an ever-present and growing need to build organisational data capability across all levels. The Apprenticeship Levy enables organisations to develop these essential data skills at zero cost.
Build data literacy
Our Level 3 Data Professional programme enables better understanding and communication with data. It is aligned to the Data Technician apprenticeship standard.
Generate actionable insights
Our Level 4 Data Analytics programme develops technical skills to create predictive tools to inform business decisions. It is aligned to the Data Analyst apprenticeship standard.
Expert Data Scientists
Our Level 6 BSc (Hons) Data Scientist programme, delivered in partnership with University of Nottingham, develops home-grown Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts, to help you facilitate data-driven decision making.


Recognised professional qualifications

  • Level 3 Corndel Data Professional Diploma learners complete one of two internationally recognised qualifications – Microsoft Data Analyst Associate, Power BI or Tableau: Desktop Specialist.

  • The Level 4 Corndel Data Analytics Diploma is accredited by A4digital, Academy for digital.

  • The Level 6 Data Science Apprenticeship awards graduates a BSc (Hons) Data Science qualification from the University of Nottingham. 


Personalised professional development

Built for business
Bringing together leaders from industry and academia to shape course content and delivery.
Individual coaching
Up to 18 months of one-to-one coaching by experienced data scientists.
Tailored workshops
Regular hands-on workshops to become familiar with analytical techniques.
Practical application
Bite-sized projects to embed learning and practise skills.
Resource library
Online access to Corndel’s learning content in a range of formats.
Zero cost
Our Data programmes are fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Who we're helping today

Built for business

Data board

Corndel’s Data Advisory Board brings together leaders from industry and academia to shape our course content and delivery to ensure its relevance to the needs of business.
Kim Nillson
Kim is former Chief Executive of Pivigo and Hubble astrophysicist. She ensures our programmes bridge the gap between academia and business.
Greg Hawkins
Senior Technical Advisor, Starling Bank
Greg was CTO at Starling Bank from the bank's launch. He advises on the technology taught and incorporated into the Corndel programmes.
David Pool
Co-founder, Mind Foundry
David co-founded Mind Foundry in 2015 as a spin-out from Oxford University. He ensures the programmes are up to date with the latest data science developments.
Duncan Shaw
Lecturer, Nottingham University
Duncan is a Lecturer in Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School and his research and consultancy interests include AI and Big Data strategy, Digital Services and Business Ecosystems.
Toby Gee
Professor of Mathematics, Imperial College
Toby is a multiple award-winning and high influential mathematician. He advises on the academic integrity of the content of the Corndel programmes.

Who are our programmes for?

Data Professional Diploma

The Data Professional Diploma is for users of data analytics and business intelligence, but whose primary role isn’t the manipulation and interrogation of large amounts of data. They are likely to use tools like Excel, or may use business intelligence suites such as Power BI to identify trends and relationships. Also available as a Data Associate Diploma - designed specifically to align with your early careers talent programme.

Aligns to Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

Data Analytics Diploma

The Data Analytics Diploma is for professionals whose roles would benefit from being able to collate, prepare and analyse large amounts of data and build predictive tools to inform business decisions. They may already work with data as a primary aspect of their role and want to build their skills, or are looking to further their professional development by gaining more advanced technical skills.

Aligns to Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship Standard.

Data Scientist Degree

The Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship is for those looking to develop the skills to address the issues raised by large-scale data analysis and lead data-driven decision making in their organisations.

View the course overview here.

Aligns to Level 6 Data Scientist Apprenticeship Standard.


The jobs of the future are very different and traditional career paths are becoming more and more irrelevant. The bp Data Apprenticeship is a great way to prepare the business and our people for that future."

Alessia Kosagowsky, Chief Data & Analytics Officer YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

I am delighted to hear about the great work our Data Analytics apprentices are doing and how new data skills are already being put into practice. YOOX NET-A-PORTER is committed to building a data-driven culture and Corndel has been pivotal in enabling us to align the investment of our Apprenticeship Levy with this important strategic objective."

Richard Head, Head of Digital Analytics Johnson Matthey

We are very excited to be launching the Data Analytics Diploma with Corndel. We’re building a data-driven culture at Johnson Matthey and this programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop data skills across the business."

Jane Gibbs, Head of Talent and Development, Adecco

A key part of The Adecco Group’s digital strategy is to get more out of our BI systems and really use the wealth of data that’s available. This is only possible if we build data literacy at scale.
Our people need to be confident enough to understand the data, handle it securely and use that information to inform business decisions. The Corndel model works brilliantly for our learners."

Lynsey Taylor, Apprenticeship Manager, Asda

Corndel fully understands our strategic and organisational aims. Our learning and development strategy is based upon organisational need and a desire to offer all our colleagues a succession plan. Corndel’s programmes support this. From the learning materials and programme modules being tailored to the requirements that we have from our managers, to the individualised one-to-one coaching that all learners benefit from when they enrol on a Corndel programme, Corndel’s programmes deliver tangible, measurable benefits."
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Our coaches

Meet some of our 25+ coaches who are experienced data scientists

Minesh Patel
15 years’ experience in financial services. Led portfolio of technology and finance related projects across Barclays Group. Specialist in transformation in finance, control and risk. Award-winning leader and experienced mentor
Claire Kelleher
Academic and commercial data scientist at CitiGroup, MoneySupermarket and Deloitte. Expert in consumer behaviour and personalised marketing. Winner of Deloitte Top Technology Talent Competition.
Dr Lynette Robertson
Research scientist with expertise in data analytics and applied statistics. Over 20 years’ experience in the environment and sustainability sector. PhD Geosciences and Honorary Research Fellow.
Daniel Sanz
Worked in the Analytics and Data Science field for over a decade. Dan's specialities include Machine Learning. He is a core member of the Ethics Committee of DataKind UK.
Sam Ashcroft
Taught statistics at university, then to commercial clients. Previously Deputy Head of Data Analysis at another training provider. PhD Candidate in Behavioural Research.
Fraser Morgan
Over 20 years’ experience in technology and software solutions and education services organisations across Europe, America and the U.K. PGCE, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Certified IBM Data Professional.

The Levy

Invest in enhanced analytics

The Corndel Data Diplomas have been purpose-built by our team of data science experts to build your organisation's data capabilities, funded through your Apprenticeship Levy.

For our Levy funded programmes we are approved by the ESFA and regulated by OFTSED. We focus on excellence and simplicity. The highest quality programmes delivered with the greatest of ease.