Accelerated CPD Learning

Propel Your Professional Growth with Flexible Online Self-Paced Courses

At the ODI, we're committed to helping our learners achieve their professional goals. That's why we're excited to offer our new self-paced courses for continuous professional development.

Designed to fit into your busy schedule, allowing you to continue your learning journey without sacrificing your work commitments. 

Don't let a busy schedule hold you back. Sign up for our new courses today and take the first step towards continuous professional development! .

So what are the benefits of self-paced learning?

1. Flexibility
Flexibility: Self-paced courses offer flexibility in terms of when and where learners can access the course materials. Learners can study at their own pace, fitting their learning around their personal and professional commitments. This flexibility is especially valuable for individuals who have work or family responsibilities, allowing them to balance their various obligations more effectively.
2. Self-paced learning
Self-paced learning: In online courses, learners have the freedom to progress through the course material at their preferred speed. They can spend more time on challenging concepts or quickly move through familiar topics. This personalised approach to learning enables individuals to focus on their specific needs and learning preferences, maximising their understanding and retention of the content.
3. Accessibility
Accessibility: Self-paced courses make education and professional development more accessible to a wider range of learners. Learners from different time zones, with varying work schedules, or with physical limitations can participate in courses without being bound by specific lesson times or physical attendance requirements. This inclusivity promotes equal opportunities for education and allows individuals to learn from anywhere in the world.
4. Increased engagement
Increased engagement: Some learners may feel more comfortable and engaged in an asynchronous learning environment. They have the opportunity to reflect on the material, produce work, and ask questions without time pressure. This can lead to deeper understanding, critical thinking, and active participation, as learners have more time to process information and formulate thoughtful responses.
5. Improved self-discipline and time management
Improved self-discipline and time management: Self-paced courses require learners to take responsibility for managing their time effectively. This can help individuals develop valuable skills in self-discipline, organisation, and time management, which are essential for success in various aspects of life.
Self-paced learning at the ODI

Allows learners to interact with data content via advanced interactive learning components. Our courses are not designed for learners to simply read. They are for activist/practitioner style learners who prefer “doing” to “reading”.

Our courses integrate a tutor’s AI assistant that gives learners real-time tailored feedback based upon their answers and solutions to activities. Learners are presented with an immersive learning environment where personalised insights and guidance for improvement are provided throughout the learning.

Coming soon!

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Strategic Data Skills

A comprehensive course designed for individuals seeking to work strategically with data without delving into complex programming concepts.

  • Coming soon
  • 15 h
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Understanding Data Ethics & AI

Knowledge and tools to understand the realm of data ethics and apply them effectively in professional settings. Examine data ethics within your own professional practice.

  • Coming soon
  • 15 h
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Introduction to Data Governance

For strategic or leadership roles responsible for directing data management. Gain the knowledge and decision-making capabilities to guide data-related processes effectively.

  • Coming soon
  • 8 h

Take the first step towards continuous professional development

Our Team

Gráinne O'Neil
Gráinne O'Neil
Head of Learning
Dr David Tarrant
Dr David Tarrant
Academic Lead
Tom Pieroni
Tom Pieroni
Learning Manager
Lucy Knight
Lucy Knight
Data Trainer
Jack Schofield
Learning Developer
Siobhan Donegan
Learning Coordinator
Lou Lynch
Multimedia Designer

Would you like to develop data skills across your whole team or organisation?

Our courses can be run for groups of up to 14 people. And, we can tailor our content to your context and needs. We can work with you to identify the data skills required across your business, creating training that meets your organisation’s needs. Our training approaches include: E-learning, Interactive and virtual workshops, Games and Blended learning programmes.

Contact our Data Skills Experts to discuss how we can improve your organisations data literacy.