The Imperial College and Corndel

Data-Driven Professional Programme

The Imperial College London & Corndel Data-Driven Professional Programme establishes a powerful network of data experts to develop data-literacy and the professional competencies required for organisational success.

Our mission is to upskill and develop data-driven professionals

A world-class

Data-Driven Professional Programme

Our Level 3 Data-Driven Professional programme enables better understanding and communication with data, helping organisations to develop data skillsets to achieve transformational change. Learners will benefit from technical training, coaching and workplace application to develop data skills and interpersonal behaviours. By the end of the programme, they will be:

  • Confidently having meaningful data conversations
  • Communicating data insights in a relevant and impactful way
  • Collaborating and building advanced capability in Excel and business intelligence suites
Our impact

The value of data

Corndel Professional Development Expert Avtar Singh and Data-Driven Professional apprentice Sarah Lewis discuss how data skills development accelerate careers and impact organisational performance through:

  • Increasing use of data in decision making
  • Effective communication of insight and analysis
  • Driving team and organisational efficiencies
  • Creating a data-driven workplace culture

Features and benefits

An award-winning curriculum that will enable learners to have great data conversations

Data storytelling skills that will be driven by data insights

Externally assessed to achieve the Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship standard

Empower data-literacy and data-democratisation to bridge the data gap in your organisation

Who is the programme for?

It is designed for people whose roles would benefit from building confidence in understanding organisational data and using that information to inform decision making. Typically, they are likely to use tools like Excel, or may use business intelligence suites such as Tableau and Power BI to identify trends and relationships, but their primary role won’t be the manipulation and interrogation of large amounts of data. Participants on the programme should be committed to their professional development and keen to acquire new knowledge and skills. 

Meet our Experts… World-class thinkers, mentors and educators

Delivered by experts – one to one coaching is at the heart of the Corndel experience. We match each participant to an experienced data coach who will personally support them throughout the programme, ensuring they confidently apply their new skills.

Minesh Patel

Mines Patel has 15+ years of extensive Financial Services experience across an array of fields including Financial Reporting, Financial Control, Investment Management, Finance Strategy, Project Management and Management Accounting. Minesh was the Winner of Finance Leadership Development Network at Barclays Bank. He has a BA (Hons) Finance and Business and an AET, Teaching and Training Qualification.

Sayara Beg

Sayara Beg is a ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer™ (CDPSE™) and ODI certified Data Ethics Facilitator with over 25 years of professional experience including training and consultancy data-centric Analytics programmes. Sayara has experience working in Telecoms, Shipping, Media, Banking (Retail, Asset, Wealth & Investment), Insurance (General & Wholesale), Charities & Third Sector.

Avtar Singh

Avtar Singh has 8+ years working as a Finance Leader, managing 11 finance departments with 50+, executing business strategies that get results. Avtar has a Business Information & Technology Degree and an Executive MBA. He is enthusastic about coaching and learning and development.

Masterclasses from Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School is home to many of the world’s brightest minds in the fields of data science and technology. As an integral part of your apprenticeship programme, chat to those in Imperial’s community about how they grew their careers in data and technology. Hear how they avoided the rocks in the road and spotted those opportunities that defined their future.

Additionally, learn from Imperial’s Professors and experts about the analytics and technologies that are rapidly coming over the horizon to impact how you do your job. Take away important, inspirational and practical information that you can immediately use in your role, all packaged in a digestible and engaging two-hour Masterclass.

Deeph Chana
Cybersecurity: Staying safe in an interconnected but unstable world
Chris Tucci
Game-changing technologies: What’s hot and what’s not?
Ruth Misener
Turning Data into (Good!) Decisions
Loy Lobo
Data, Fitbit, Peloton and your health.
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Seeing the ood for the trees: Data visualisation in practice
Daniel Rowles
Ethics in Data Science: Is it OK to deep fake myself and other tricky questions…

The guides… Download our brochures

Testimonials and Case Studies What people say about us

"The jobs of the future are very different. The bp Data Apprenticeship with Corndel is a great way to prepare the business and our people for that future.​"
Robbie Watson, Future Skills & Learning Manager, bp
Investing in data essentials – Matthew Sweeney, Bupa