Career Development for Data Engineers

Learning Overview

This programme focuses on the required skills for design, development and maintenance of data systems though a variety of technologies and covers:

  • Core learning modules including SAS Certification
  • How and when to use the key element of SQL using PROC SQL – the Language of SAS
  • Python techniques and skills to prepare data exploring key concepts to apply in a real world
  • Opportunity to learn and attain technical certification in AWS and Python

The learning is delivered using blended learning techniques via our Digital Learning Platform with comprehensive hands-on exercises throughout to help assess and reinforce learning.


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What is covered?

  • Python Programming  – enabling a solid understanding of the Python building blocks to develop your programming skills
  • PySpark – to enable you to work on systems using PySpark to help model big datasets. Learn how to maximise your use of Spark with the Python Library when working with ‘big’ data and develop a working knowledge of  Spark’s SQL.
  • AWS – designed to give you an overall understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.  You will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support to build your AWS Cloud knowledge.
  • SAS Language – Additional programming skills will be provided through the Fundamentals – the Language of SAS and the Intermediate – the Language of SAS courses.


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Business Skills for Data Professionals

The technical programme outlined above is complimented by the addition of our two-day Business Skills for Data Professionals course.

As well as exploring some simple models and theories of human behaviour, it is also highly practical, with tools and techniques to ensure people can perform well at work, increase their influence and improve their working relationships with a range of transferable, every-day skills for business success.

The course is aimed at graduates new to corporate life or anyone who would like to enhance their ‘interpersonal’ skills.

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Python Certification

As part of the programme we are looking for individuals to attain Python –  Certified Entry Level Python Programmer   (PCEP) professional certification from the Python Institute.

SAS Language Certification

As part of the programme, we look for individuals to attain professional certification from the SAS Institute Inc.  The SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming using SAS 9.4 exam, scheduled by us, is delivered as a proctored exam and taken remotely or at an approved test centre.

AWS Certification

As part of the programme individuals will also have the opportunity to attain the AWS professional certification.

Professional Certificate in Applied Data Programming (SCQF Level 7)

Learners have the opportunity to attain a Professional Certificate in Applied Data Programming (ADP).  This qualification has been developed by Newtyne and is certificated and quality assured by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

It is a practical workplace qualification, designed to apply and extend the learning from our Career Development programme for Data Analysts.

Professional Certificate in Applied Data Programming (SCQF Level 7) for full details.

Next Steps

Upcoming Career Development for Data Engineers programmes:
  • 07 October 2024

Interested in taking part?  Note you interest here and we will be in touch.