Free data skills bootcamps create experts for North Devon employers

Individuals in North Devon are being offered the opportunity to complete free Data Skills Bootcamps funded by Devon County Council. The bootcamps will create a supply of ready-trained data experts sought after by employers.

The aim of the Level 4 Data Skills Bootcamps is to reskill candidates and then confirm them in a data-related job role, both filling a skills gap and providing social value in the form of socio-economic upward mobility.

Course content

Candidates on the bootcamps will learn about:

  • Sorting and processing data using programming languages such as Python, SQL and Pandas
  • Data visualisation and reporting in tools like Power BI and Tableau
  • Drawing from and communicating key insights with data
  • And more

Delivered by Cambridge Spark over eight weeks, the bootcamps offer a choice of schedule, each requiring 8-12 hours of study per week: one evening and weekends or daytime and weekends.

The bootcamps will start in mid-July and will be entirely remotely via Cambridge Sparks’ online platform.

Apply for free data bootcamp

To find out more about eligibility and to apply for these free courses, visit

The application deadline is 7 July 2023.

Employ a trained and vetted data expert

Cambridge Spark also seeks businesses who would benefit from employing trained and vetted candidates who have completed the data bootcamps. The company has trained and placed many data candidates across the country with employers including Thames Water, AXA, the Financial Conduct Authority in roles such as junior data analyst, technical lead and solutions engineer.

With data offering massive value to businesses, only those organisations with the requisite data skills can fully capture the value of their data. Bootcamp graduates complete the course with a mastery of essential skills needed to bring impact and transformation to organisations.

Their learning ranges from the fundamentals of building data visualisations and dashboards for informing better decision making to automating manual data processing and analysis to drive cost and time savings.

To find out more about employing highly qualified data talent for your business, contact Sam Goose at Cambridge Spark