Salford Fast Track Digital Data Academy

Categories: University Campus

Designed in collaboration with key employers – BUPA, TalkTalk and Salford City Council, the University of Salford is launching the Salford Fast Track Digital Data Academy, a brand new 20-week course designed to develop the next generation of data analysts. 

The Academy is free for participants and has been designed to develop data analysis skills within Greater Manchester, providing students with teaching on the five core data competencies of programming, statistics, machine learning, data mining (the refining of raw data) and data visualisation.

Led by the University, the training will consist of approximately 90 hours of learning with majority of the content delivered virtually through a series of online masterclasses, which will be supported by lab-based teaching and facilitated at the University’s MediaCityUK campus.

All participants who successfully graduate from the Academy will be invited to a guaranteed interview for available roles at BUPA, TalkTalk and Salford City Council. Where there are no vacant roles, they will provide a mock interview and assessment scenario.

The course is open to over 18s from Greater Manchester or Lancashire who are from non-technical backgrounds or looking to upskill in their roles.

The course will start on 21 October 2020 and will run until 17 March 2021.

There are 15 free places available on the course with applications opening on Tuesday 22 September.

The application form and further information is available now online.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 29 September. Successful applicants will be informed by 7 October.

The Salford Fast Track Digital Data Academy is funded by the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

For all enquiries please contact the team.


Residency status:

Greater Manchester

Residents of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester; Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside, Wigan and Manchester.


Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancs and Wyre, Blackpool and Blackburn.

For all Press Office enquiries please email communications@salford.ac.uk.