Game-changing professional development for people at the start of their careers.
The Corndel Futures Data Associate Diploma provides early careers talent with high levels of data literacy, creating employees capable of making data-driven decisions and communicating effectively using data visualisation techniques.
Award-winning delivery
Curriculum delivered through one-to-one coaching, group workshops and guided self-learning.
Expert tuition
Each data associate will be paired with an experienced coach to develop their knowledge and skills.
Brilliant content
Brand-new content designed for post-pandemic ways of working.
Attract young talent
Engage and retain brilliant young talent and develop a talent pipeline fit for the future.


Recognised professional qualifications

Level 3 Corndel Data Associate Diploma learners complete one of three internationally-recognised qualifications – Microsoft Specialist Excel Associate, Microsoft Data Analyst Associate or Tableau Desktop Specialist.

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Nurturing young talent 

The Corndel Futures Data Associate Diploma lasts 13 months during which participants will develop new skills and put them into practice in their day-to-day work.

The programme builds learning communities, emphasising small-group work designed to create a dynamic, engaging and social learning environment.

Learners also benefit from one-to-one coaching and access to the best available digital learning tools, meeting expectations of the most demanding digital native.

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What the programme covers

Six sprints covering data fundamentals

The Corndel Futures Data Associate Diploma comprises six sprints that cover an in-depth look at data fundamentals.
1. My data, my organisation
Understanding data architecture,
Organising and managing data,
Types of data and why they are important
2. Building data capabilities
Blending data,
Summarising and explaining your data,
What are data quality issues?,
Methods to fix your data

3. Using data smartly
Data security,
Auditing and checking projects,
Ethical use of data,
Dashboard project building
4. Data and your team
Appropriate and timely communication,
Working effectively in Teams,
Building positive relationships at work
5. Excellence in data communication
Types of data visualisation,
Why we use data,
Creating visualisations in Excel,
Creating visualisations in Power Bi
6. Your data, your future
Identify trends and patterns,
Statistical methods,
Normalise unstructured data,
Modelling your data


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Making a difference to learners

Jay-Lewis Illingworth, Capita

"The biggest thing I have learnt is in how to adapt to different situations in a mature and professional manner, how to overcome different challenges in respect of unconscious bias towards myself and my age. Ultimately I have learned how to stretch myself as much as possible."

Our coaches

One-to-one coaching throughout the programme

Our Professional Development Expert coaches are experienced data scientists who have a background in working with people in the early stages of their careers.
Our people

The Levy

Investing in new skills

Corndel Futures’ Data Associate programme aligns with the Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship standard.

This means you can use your Apprenticeship Levy to invest in creating your next generation of data literate professionals.

Corndel is regulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.