SAS STEP is a pilot project aimed at offering industry-leading skills in data, free of charge, to anyone looking to make themselves more employable or simply acquire these skills – whether they are a graduate, self-employed, already in employment or seeking employment. The project is designed to help with the post-pandemic economic recovery and provides an introduction to data access, data preparation, data discovery and report creation using SAS software. 

The four-week course consists of 39 structured learning hours and 10 self-directed hours (roughly two hours per day) and provides the core knowledge and skills needed to become a Data Analyst. Learning outcomes are aligned to the UK Government’s Digital, Data and Technology skills and capability framework. Its particularly targeted at anyone who has been made redundant as a consequence of Covid.

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Anyone interested can register their interest through this site as well.

 Candidates will learn how to access SAS, Microsoft Excel, and text data, explore and validate data, prepare data by subsetting rows and computing new columns, perform data discovery and analysis, create interactive reports, export data and results to Excel, PDF, and other formats and use SQL in SAS to query and join tables. Prerequisites include basic computer experience. No SAS software experience or programming experience is required, although participants should have some basic computer experience.