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Data Futures training

Online short courses

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This is Data Futures e-learning

This accredited e-learning course provides a high level overview of the Data Futures programme. It is designed for anyone wishing to understand the key aims and concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify critical aims of the Data Futures programme
  • Understand key concepts and terminology
  • Describe some of the beneficial outcomes

The This is Data Futures course is CPD-accredited. The course activity equates to 1.0 CPD hours.  This course was last updated in July, 2021

Please note this course will not be updated. For frequently updated programme information please refer to the Data Futures programme page on the HESA website.

Upon successful completion you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. For us to be able to issue you with a certificate please ensure the name you log in with, and that which is connected to your e-learning account, is your full name.

This is Data Futures

An Introduction to the Data Futures Student Record (22056) e-learning

Please note this course will be updated once the outcomes of the burden review are known.

This course is divided into a suite of mini-modules to make the information easier to digest and to meet the diverse knowledge requirements of HESA's customers and other interested parties. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key entities at a high level within the Student data model
  • Understand relationships between entities and the flow of data
  • Describe the usage of specific data items

Upon successful completion you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. Total CPD activity (all mini-modules) equates to 5.5 CPD hours. For us to be able to issue you with a certificate please ensure the name you log in with, and that which is connected to your e-learning account, is your full name.

 The Data Futures Student Record (22056)This course was last updated in January, 2022

Data Futures The HESA Data Platform (HDP) Beta Demo e-learning

This is an introductory demonstration of the Beta version of the HESA Data Platform (HDP) system. It is designed for providers wanting an overview of the progressive system design and capability. This demo is not intended as a comprehensive tutorial on the system. Further e-learning will be released on the HDP in 2023.

Upon successful completion you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. This CPD activity equates to 1 CPD hour.

This course was updated on 4 October 2022 for Beta Phase 3 release of the HESA Data Platform. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the HDP User Interface (Beta version)
  • Demonstrate capability of the HDP system (Beta version)

HESA Data Platform (HDP) Beta demonstration

Data Futures The HESA Data Platform (HDP) e-learning

This accredited e-learning course takes users through an introduction to the HDP system and using it for data submission and quality assurance.

Coming Soon:  Data Futures:  The HESA Data Platform (HDP) 

Data Futures Quality Assurance e-learning

This training course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of quality assurance and the steps run against all data submitted for validation and sign off. It is suitable for anyone wishing to understand the key concepts of data validation. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles of quality assurance in the Student Record
  • Understand the key principles and definitions of quality rules
  • Define tolerances and credibility reports for quality assurance

The Data Futures: Quality Assurance Processes course is CPD-accredited. The course activity equates to 1.5 CPD hours.  This course was last updated in July, 2022

Upon successful completion you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. For us to be able to issue you with a certificate please ensure the name you log in with, and that which is connected to your e-learning account, is your full name.

Data Futures: Quality Assurance Processes

Data Futures Data Migration approach & considerations e-learning

This training course provides an introduction to the migrated data available within the Data Futures 22056 Student record. This course is ideal for colleagues who are new to this record to assist with comparing old legacy data that has been returned to ensure it stays consistent with data returned for the new 22056 data collection. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the migrated data is involved with quality assuring the 22056 data collection
  • Identify which entities and fields are changing names between old and new collections

The Data Futures: Data Migration approach and considerations course is CPD-accredited. The course activity equates to 1.5 CPD hours.  This course was last updated in August, 2022

Upon successful completion you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. For us to be able to issue you with a certificate please ensure the name you log in with, and that which is connected to your e-learning account, is your full name.

Data Futures: Data Migration approach and considerations

Data Futures Additional Tools e-learning

This CPD accredited training course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the tools used to create a file and quality assure it for the submission of the new Student record, along with the tool used to generate Student Identifiers (SID). It is suitable for anyone who will be involved with the submission or quality assurance of this record.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the systems used for the submission and quality assurance of the Student record
  • Understand how to use the Data Entry Tool
  • Name the stages of quality assurance the OVT facilitates
  • Know how to use the SID Calculator to generate a SID

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a CPD certificate for your records. This CPD activity equates to 1 CPD hour. For us to be able to issue you with a certificate please ensure the name you log in with, and that which is connected to your e-learning account, is your full name.

This course was last updated on 2 November 2022.

Data Futures: Additional Tools

Privacy statement

The software that we use for our short-courses is provided by Easygenerator. To complete our short courses you will need to provide some personal information (name and email address), this will allow you to take a break and return to the course in your own time. Only HESA staff will have access to your personal information, and we will only use this information to administer and monitor the use of our courses.

Please see the HESA Privacy information page for more information on how we process personal data.

HESA weekly update

We will announce further Data Futures e-learning releases in the HESA weekly update.