Introduction to Data Science: Analyse and Visualise Data with Python

It's been called the sexiest job of the 21st century. But what's involved in data science? And what makes it so sexy?!

In this course we will provide an introduction to data science by finding, loading, analysing and visualising an openly available data source.

This course is ideal for those taking their first steps in exploring data science for fun or as a career.

5 to 6 Oct 2019

2 days, Weekend, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

at Think Create Learn, Ealing

Full price:


Course Outline



Suitable For

Adults and Teenagers


Learn the basics of data science by preparing, analysing and visualising data using Python.


Introduction to Data Science

We will take a brief look at what data science is and some typical data science applications.

Being a Data Scientist

We will look at what data scientists do, the skills they need and the tools they use.

The Machine Learning Process

We will work through a small example project using an “unplugged” paper-based approach, understanding the process for organising and executing a typical machine learning task. We will then repeat this task on a computer using Python.

Build more Machine Learning Techniques

Building on the first exercise, we will learn new techniques such as classification, regression, and evaluating algorithms using the Python.

Acquiring and Cleaning Data

We will look at where to collect data from and how to clean it and manipulate it into the right format to processing using Python.

Data Visualisation

We will look at ways to present and visualise data and implement some code to visualise our data using the Python.

Data Science Challenge

We will look at some typical data science questions and then work collaboratively to investigate and report back our answers.


Full price individual: £160

Concession individual: £120

Concession pricing is available to anyone in full time education.

Skills you should have before you attend

Ideally you should have some exposure to Python programming, but this is not essential.

What courses can I do before ?

To prepare for this course you can attend the following courses:

Introduction to Programming: Build Applications with Python

Skills you will pick up in the course

Key skill categories

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to


05 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019

(2 days, Weekend 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

at Think Create Learn, Ealing


This course can be customised and delivered at a mutually-convenient time and place for groups


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