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HNCData Analyst

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Why study a Data Analyst HNC at Solent University

Gain the problem solving skills and technical know-how to kick-start a career in the data analysis field.

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    investment in our campus and industry-standard facilities
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    in the top 20 best student cities (StudentCrowd, 2023)
  • You’ll be taught in small class-based sessions.
  • Study in our high-tech computer networking labs with industry-standard facilities including Cisco routers and switches, and software including Kali Linux, Metasploit and a wide range of tools capable of foot printing, reconnaissance and scanning.
  • You will be studying in the South East which continues to dominate the tech industry, alongside London (BDO UK, Nov 2022).

Course overview

Data analysis is in high demand, with organisations increasingly requiring skilled staff to collect, analyse and interpret their data. The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.

The worldwide growth in the collection of data and subsequent supply of information from this data has been phenomenal. Many organisations are experiencing a shortage of the skills required to perform this analysis. This course is intended to equip you with the problem-solving skills and technical knowledge required for a career in this area.

You will explore a broad range of areas, such as problem solving, statistics, programming and systems analysis as well as databases and data analysis, analytics as well as aspects of data science allowing you to develop your professional knowledge in your area of work.

Data analysts tend to be involved in collecting, organising and analysing data to provide business insight and information for business advantage.

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to use our modern ICT labs featuring a full range of technology and software packages.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve an HNC Data Analyst qualification.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology (IoT), a partnership of colleges, universities and industry-leading employers to create new career opportunities in the technology sector. IoT courses like this one are precisely tailored to the needs of employers in the maritime, engineering and digital industries – industries which are hungry for talented new engineers, technologists, technicians and creatives like you.

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Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

Who is this course for?

This course is open to a wide range of learners of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to make the steps to move into a career in data analysis. 

What does this course lead to?

IT generally is a massive growth area - now the largest sector in the UK economy. Employability prospects are likely to be very high - with the additional opportunity to progress onto Level 5 of an existing degree programme within the Computing area at Solent.

Typical job titles include: Data analyst; Departmental data analyst; Energy data analyst; Junior analyst; Marketing data analyst; Problem analyst


Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Throughout your studies you’ll have access to our technology labs and software packages to support and aid your learning.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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