Build foundational knowledge in data, AI, digital connectivity, network engineering and sustainability. Develop projects, gain work experience, and earn a certificate through our courses taught by industry professionals.

We offer a range of Courses from 1-day immersions, to 8-week Courses with work experience and Mentoring.

Digital Academy Spring Courses

Get Started with Data & AI

25th March - 6th May 2024

Course Objectives

Explore the world of data science and AI with Microsoft — no coding experience required! Gain insight to some of the hottest jobs across all industries. This 6-week, self-paced programme is now being offered to teens. Learn the value of data and how and how AI is used in our everyday lives, how analytics works and more. Learn how generative AI works and how this is changing the way we work. Gain a first experience with Machine Learning and other data and AI services using a range of online tools.

In addition to 1-hour weekly live and recorded courses with professionals from industry, students will have the opportunity to participate in Digital Challenges and project application as a work experience with support from mentors.

The course guides students through a self-paced online curriculum that will help to prepare students for a Microsoft exam on Fundamentals of AI with Microsoft Azure.

What Will You Do?

Students in the course will be given an opportunity to join a work experience with Digital Camp, Digital Incubator, and/or industry partners, and apply their AI learnings in projects working alongside tech and business professionals from Microsoft, Vodafone and more.
  • Jobs of the Future: A Day in the Life of the Pros
  • Data Science and Data Analytics – What’s the Difference?
  • Introduction to AI and Responsible AI
  • Data Fundamentals: How to work with data
  • AI Fundamentals: Generative AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision
  • Hands on Lab: Transform Data & build an AI model using Machine Learning.
Recommended Age: 14+ yrs

Students should be comfortable with basic concepts of computing and math and be able to use a PC with an Internet connection and video camera.

Study Time Required: 12 hours (1-2 hours per week over 6 weeks)
The sessions will also be recorded allowing you to catch up on any sessions that are missed.

  • Laura Osbourn, Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
  • Raquel Hernando, Business Intelligence Analyst, Elastacloud

This course takes place over 6 sessions on the following dates:

  • Monday, Mar 25th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT
  • Monday, Apr 8th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT
  • Monday, Apr 15th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT
  • Monday, Apr 22th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT
  • Monday, Apr 29th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT
  • Monday, May 6th @ 5:30-6:30pm GMT

Digital Academy: £200. This includes 6 online sessions to learn the fundamentals of data science and gain hands-on experience. All sessions are recorded, so you can catch up if any sessions are missed.

You will need a PC or Mac and a smart phone ideally with video camera plus charging cables. A credit card is needed (for identification only) to activate a free 30-day Microsoft Azure subscription to complete the Machine Learning labs.

Under 18’s require a consent form by a parent / guardian.

Research Study

We are conducting a research study with the Digital Camp, Digital Incubator, and Digital Academy with Dr. Jonathan Beale (Oxford, Harvard), Dr. Iro Konstantinou (Eton College), and Dr. Michael Mannino (Flow Research Collective) to test how digital education and purpose-driven programmes can impact academic resilience, performance, and flow in young people as well as growth and development in mentors. Participants will be invited to complete surveys and offer feedback or may opt out of the study.

Our Mission

We aim to inspire a love of learning with young people about technology and support their journeys to first work experiences. We believe it is critical to create an engaging and inclusive environment for girls, which are under-represented in both STEM and in leadership roles.

We’re on a mission to build a sustainable education programme offering skills development and work opportunities for boys and girls of any age through a co-funded model with socially responsible businesses, educational organisations, and government.

This programme is a pilot supported by Vodafone, Microsoft, Elastacloud and volunteers from the tech and business community. Proceeds from the Digital Academy are helping to raise funds to enable us to build a sustainable programme to support students to launch their own businesses. We greatly value your support and feedback. 

Learn more about our Programmes

Discover, connect, play with cutting edge tech with support from Mentors through introductory, hands-on workshops. Work in teams on projects to help the planet at Digital Camp.

Build foundational knowledge in data, AI, digital connectivity, sustainability, and games development. Develop projects, gain work experience, and earn a certificate through our courses. 

Develop entrepreneurial skills and bring your project ideas to life with support from tech and business mentors. Build a proof of concept and learn to pitch projects that people will invest in.

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