Level 5 Qualification in Statistics and Analysis (RSS Higher replacement)-...

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What is it?

This is a new Level 5 in Data Analytics course that is due to be launched this year as the replacement to the RSS Higher course. The Learning Academy is currently putting the accreditation process in place for this new course, which will be ready for delivery in October 2017. This is a 2-year course and on successful completion, staff will have the opportunity to apply to become a member of the Statistical profession, which provides further training opportunities and opens up the doors to your career.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be classroom based and run at the Newport and Titchfield sites for one half-day a week during regular term times. The programme can also be studied via distance learning.

What topics are covered on the course?

Modules are split across 2 years with examinations taking place in May/Jun each year. The following modules are covered:

Year 1

– Module 1 - Data Collection and Interpretation (Oct – Dec)

– Module 2 - Probability Models (Jan – Feb)

– Module 3 - Basic Statistical Methods (Mar-Apr)

– Examinations - May-Jun

Year 2

– Module 4 - Linear Models (Oct - Dec)

– Module 7 - Time Series and Index Numbers (Jan-Feb)

– Module 8 - Survey Sampling and Estimation (Mar-Apr)

– Examinations - May-Jun

What does the Course cost?

The training will be delivered free of charge to ONS staff, however for those wishing to sit the exams, there will be an associated fee that we are not yet able to confirm. We will let you know as soon as these fees are known.

The cost GSS staff wishing to studying classroom based learning is £1,442 and Distance learning is £506 plus exam fees (TBC).

How do I apply?

If you are interested in studying for this course, please register your interest by booking a ticket and we will send you an application form (please note all expressions of interest myst be recieved by. For more information, please contact the team via

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