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AI and Machine Learning for Transforming Businesses University Certificate in Professional Development

Explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can be utilised in business forecasting, understanding data and transforming decision-making.

 

Course overview

The government has provided funding for this course, independent of any previous or current funding you may have for educational purposes. You can apply for short course funding if you are currently in education, or already qualified to degree, master’s or PhD level. If you are funding this course with a student loan you also need to meet student loan eligibility criteria. Find out more about short course loans

You learn about key AI and machine learning principles, concepts, methods and algorithms, including the techniques and tools used.

You develop the knowledge and skills needed by employers and the economy.

This course is ideal if you are:

  • a school or further education college leaver wanting to explore a subject before committing to a full degree
  • unemployed and wanting to develop skills to improve your employability
  • a teacher looking to refresh your knowledge in a subject, or to learn new skills
  • in work and your performance can be enhanced by learning new knowledge and skills
  • returning to education after a break
  • currently in higher education and would like to compliment your skillset with additional knowledge and skills.

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You can only enrol on one short course at a time.

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Course details

What you study

Learn how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be utilised to better understand business data and transform business decision-making.

Key artificial intelligence and machine learning principles, concepts, methods and algorithms is covered along with techniques and tools.

You explore techniques for making predictions on unseen data, business forecasting, and decisions by analysing existing data.

How you learn

We work with you to establish your support needs to develop a personalised support plan. You can engage with assessments tasks and get feedback at regular points.

Weeks 1-10:
Each week:
One-hour recorded online lecture
Two-hours face-to-face class-based teaching (Wednesday 4.00pm - 6.00pm)
Two hours online classes (Thursday 6.00pm - 8.00pm)

Weeks 11-12:
Each week:
Two hours synchronous online classes (Thursday 6.00pm - 8.00pm)

How you are assessed

You are assessed on your subject knowledge, critical thinking and skills acquisition through coursework, practical work and assessments.

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must have completed a Level 5 qualification (or higher) and/or developed knowledge and skills in IT or computing. We offer bridging courses to help develop the knowledge you may need to join this short course

 

Employability

Career opportunities

Our short courses are developed with support from our industrial partners to meet the needs of employers.

They are ideal for you to build the skills employers look for, helping you to develop a new and successful career through one of the flexible learning options available.

Once you’ve completed your short course you could also apply to study a degree by transferring your eligible completed credits.

 
 

Part-time

2022/23 entry

Fee for applicants:
£1,500

Fee for international applicants: £4,670

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Start date: 13 January 2023

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