Support for Industry volunteers

Craig, Judy and Kate from the Data Education in Schools team have produced videos to support industry volunteers or STEM Ambassadors working with school learners.

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Discovering the NPA in Data Science and new guides

Educators from all over Scotland and beyond gathered together last week to find out about the National Progression Award in Data Science and the new Educator and Learner Guides.

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History of graphs

Humans have been drawing information visually since the times of the cavemen and we have been recording data in tables since the 2nd century.  However, the person seen as the father of statistical graphics was a Scot, William Playfair (1759-1823).

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Choosing an optional unit for the NPA Data Science

There are two core units in the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science, and at Level 5 and 6 there is also an optional unit.  There's a great choice of options, so hopefully centres and educators will find one that suits their situation and their learners interests.

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Topics in the NPA Data Science

Educators new to Data Science often wonder what is actually covered in the National Progression Award (NPA) in Data Science.  We will explain the main topics covered in the core units of the qualification.

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