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Kick Start Your Career with the IoA

If you’re thinking about a career in analytics or data science, an IoA accredited course will help you achieve your goal. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate program to begin your studies or a short course to support your work experience or help you transition into an analytics role, the IoA accredits a range of courses at different levels across the world.

IoA accreditation shows that a course has met our high standards and recognises that students who have completed that course have the skills and knowledge needed by employers. It also offers you a fast-track route into IoA membership, which will provide ongoing training and support throughout your career.  

Why not take a look at what courses we currently accredit.

With the expansion of analytics in decision making, the collection and use of data has become an everyday part of business operations, and demand for highly skilled analytics professionals has never been higher. Analyst and Data Science roles exist in almost every sector of the economy and professionals in these fields have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the way businesses function and ensure they adapt and remain competitive in the long term. Some of the key sectors that are currently employing data analysts and data scientists are:

  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Telecom
  • Transport
  • Healthcare
  • Consultancies

A career in analytics and data science is fast-paced and gives you the opportunity to work on multiple projects in a variety of sectors. Professionals in these fields help businesses by finding patterns in data and using these to help solve problems faced by businesses. It requires excellent technical, analytical and communication skills.

Studying for a qualification in analytics or data science accredited by the IoA will give you an excellent foundation on which to start your career. A qualification is just the start, however. Given the rapid rate of change in analytics and data science, you will need to continue to learn and develop new skills if you are to be successful. IoA membership can help you with this.

Find out more about IoA membership

Does your institution teach analytics or data science? If so, find out how you can get your course accredited at Learning @ IoA – IoA – Institute of Analytics (ioaglobal.org).

Like most professional bodies, we believe it is essential for all members to keep up to date with the latest development and knowledge in their field. This is particularly important for data analysts and data scientists, where technologies and methodologies in these fields are evolving at a rapid pace. We therefore require our members to carry out regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

In our member-only web portal you will find a range of training courses, reports, case studies and projects to help build your knowledge and skills. Perhaps you’re looking to learn a new coding language or enhance your knowledge of one you’re already using at work? Or maybe you’d like to focus on your communication skills or find out more about ethics in analytics? We also recognise that the expansion of analytics means that analysts of the future will need to take a strong leadership role in the organizations that they work in, and we will support our members in developing a leadership mindset. Our courses will help you achieve your goals and provide you with certificates of completion to share with your employer.    

By requiring our members to carry out CPD, we will ensure that membership of the IoA represents the highest standards of professionalism and practice and acts as a quality mark for employers who are looking for their next team member. Members can record their CPD in our web portal and use this to identify areas where more training might be needed and move to higher levels of membership.

The IoA accreditation scheme is open to universities, colleges, higher education partners, and private training providers who run programs and courses in analytics and data science. It offers recognition that a course has met certain professional standards set by the IoA in conjunction with industry and enables the course to stand out from the crowd and attract high-caliber students. 

Achieving accreditation for a course is also beneficial for students, who can be assured that their chosen programme meets the highest academic and quality standards and will improve their access to workplace opportunities. Completing an IoA accredited course will also provide them with exemption from membership requirements. Students have access to the IoA resources and information services, professional development activities, as well as careers advice and progression opportunities. 

As a part of our Academic accreditation scheme, we can recognize Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs around the world. For more information about our university program accreditation process and to see if you meet our educational standards criteria, please download our accreditation guides:

IoA Recognized Undergraduate ProgramsIoA Recognized Postgraduate Programs

We can also endorse foundation, diploma and certificate programs in Analytics & Data Science. Please download our Endorsed Courses accreditation guide below:

IoA Endorsed Courses

Some educational organisations may have an approved learning provider agreement to deliver a program of study, and are eligible to apply for accreditation as an Approved Learning Partner.

Please download our accreditation guide for Approved Learning Partners to see if you meet our educational standards criteria.

Become an Approved Learning Provider

To apply for accreditation for your program or course, click on the button below.

Become an Accredited Program

For any queries regarding the IoA accreditation scheme, please get in touch with us at

accreditation@ioaglobal.org

Datacamp - Learning Tracks

All IoA members can use the installation-free Data Camp environments to build, practice and test your skills in Data Camp. We have two custom built tracks to allow you to ensure your training is on course to fulfil your career goals. We’ve recommended two tracks of knowledge and analytics study aligned to all of the 7 first years in the Data Competency Framework.

Which Track is for me?

Business analyst with R: This track will take you through spreadsheet skills and BI tools in the early years, and build up your coding skills to use R environments in the later years with more challenging data projects.

Python analyst: This track goes straight into Python coding and will take you all the way to working with unstructured data and deep learning techniques.
Look for the track name and year when you search for a course.
With our custom tracks, we’ve selected the skills that we know employers are looking for but remember that you can also take any of the 300 courses and assessments and projects any time you want and add that to your CPD records, too. You can find a post discussing the aims and structure of the tracks here.

Datacamp - Learning Tracks

All IoA members can use the installation-free Data Camp environments to build, practice and test your skills in Data Camp. We have two custom built tracks to allow you to ensure your training is on course to fulfil your career goals. We’ve recommended two tracks of knowledge and analytics study aligned to all of the 7 first years in the Data Competency Framework.

Which Track is for me?

Business analyst with R: This track will take you through spreadsheet skills and BI tools in the early years, and build up your coding skills to use R environments in the later years with more challenging data projects.

Python analyst: This track goes straight into Python coding and will take you all the way to working with unstructured data and deep learning techniques.

Look for the track name and year when you search for a course.

With our custom tracks, we’ve selected the skills that we know employers are looking for but remember that you can also take any of the 300 courses and assessments and projects any time you want and add that to your CPD records, too. You can find a post discussing the aims and structure of the tracks here


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