Corndel has partnered with Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice and end of life care, to launch the Hospice Data Academy for hospice professionals across England.
The Hospice Data Academy will provide 96 learners from 64 different hospices with the opportunity to enhance their data skills and knowledge through the Imperial College and Corndel Data-Driven Professional Programme.
The programme, which has been enabled by over £1 million in gifted levy from Corndel’s corporate partners, will equip learners from various departments within Hospice UK, including HR, fundraisers, and service provision teams, with the necessary skills to make the best possible use of data in their respective roles. Notably, 87% of the learners are female, highlighting an important step towards greater gender representation in data-driven roles.
Rowena Lovell, Director of Strategy and Governance at Hospice UK, expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, “It’s fantastic that so many hospice professionals will have the chance to join the Hospice Data Academy, thanks to Corndel and their partners.”
Emphasising the importance of data literacy in improving service and driving positive impact Rowena added; “We know that making the best possible use of data is fundamental to the future of hospice services. Whether analysing patient data, driving improvements in equality and inclusion, or looking at trends in fundraising, it’s so important that hospice professionals have the skills they need.”
Ali Terrington, Charity Partnerships Director at Corndel, added, “We are delighted to be supporting Hospice UK to enable local hospices across the country to access fully funded apprenticeship programmes. The high number of applicants for the Imperial College and Corndel Data-Driven Professional apprenticeship programmes speaks volumes of the need for increased data skills and confidence across the sector. “
Corndel’s dedicated charity team is continuing to expand their work across the charity sector, offering more development opportunities in data, leadership and fundraising to third-sector professionals. Partnering with more membership and federated charity organisations, such as Hospice UK, to collectively drive social impact through skills development.
Ali added on Corndel’s corporate partners; ‘We are incredibly grateful to our corporate clients for gifting their surplus levy to fund places for learners on this programme. Without such funding, opportunities like this for smaller organisations with little to no apprenticeship levy of their own, would not be able to happen.’
Corndel’s data apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with Imperial College Business School and the Imperial College Department of Computing to tackle key challenges of inefficiency and organisational agility resulting from data skills gaps. The partnership combines academic rigour with exceptional vocational training delivering tangible business impact.
As the demand for data literacy continues to grow, initiatives like the Hospice Data Academy play a crucial role in equipping professionals with the skills they need to make informed, data-driven decisions. By investing in the development of data literacy among hospice professionals, Corndel and Hospice UK are not only contributing to the future success of hospice services and the care they provide for local communities, but also fostering a more inclusive and diverse data-driven workforce.
Corndel’s Third Sector apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) and Imperial College Business School, unlocking exceptional ongoing support, coaching and networking.
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