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Course overview

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to explore, understand, and communicate with data in a meaningful way is crucial. Businesses depend on data-literate employees to make informed decisions and propel progress forward. Conversely, low levels of data literacy can lead to inefficiencies and lost productivity.

By fostering a culture of data literacy within your organisation, you can improve decision-making, boost employee confidence and satisfaction, and enhance the overall customer experience. Our course empowers individuals to work confidently with data, enabling them to extract valuable insights to improve their performance and contribute effectively to the organisation’s success. Join us on this journey to unlock the power of data and unleash your potential!

Course curriculum

The following topics will be covered:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Data Literacy
  • Module 2: Collecting and Managing Data
  • Module 3: Transforming Data into Information
  • Module 4: Data literacy for problem solving and decision making

Course outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe data, data literacy, and relevant concepts.
  • Understand how to initiate data processing, manage and collect data.
  • Prepare data for processing, and analyse and present data effectively.
  • Critically interpret and evaluate presented results and data for real-world problem solving and decision making.


Fatima Ragie

Course summary

Format: Wits Certified Online Short Course
Certification: Wits University Certificate of Competence
School: Wits Plus
Duration: 8 weeks
Breakdown: 7 weeks online short course with final assessment
Language: English

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