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A course tailored to analysts working with children's services data

Children's Services Data Science Apprenticeships

Our second cohort started learning in September 2021, and we are now a community of 65 analysts in 42 LAs.

You can register your interest here for future cohorts. 

Why this course?

by learning how to do advanced data transformation, linkages and pattern recognition.

Answer new questions
Automate routine data tasks

and release time for bespoke analysis supporting quality improvement.

Get trained for free

by using your council's apprenticeship levy to pay for the apprenticeship course.


The course

We've surveyed and interviewed 40+ children's services analysts to understand their needs and design a course specifically tailored for them.

Comprehensive content

Learn how to collect, organise and analyse data in line with the Data Analyst Level 4 standard.

Relevant assignments

Practice your new skills on analysis directly relevant to your team's daily activities.

Appropriate format

Learn in your own time to best manage your workload.

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About us

This project is led by the nonprofit Social Finance, the South East Sector Led Improvement Programme with East Sussex County Council as the lead Local Authority, the Children’s Services National Performance and Information Manager's Group (NPIMG) and the Data to Insight initiative.


The project's initiation was financed by a grant from the Department for Education.

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