/Skills Bootcamp in Introduction to AI: from Coding to Machine Learning - September 2022

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Provided by: Teesside University

Course Area: North East

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 06/09/2022

End date: 12/01/2023

Course length: 16 weeks

Subjects: Artificial intelligence, Data analytics, Machine learning, Visualisation

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Skills Bootcamp overview

Cognitive technologies, such as AI and Machine Learning, are increasingly being used to solve business problems. Indeed, AI provides strong and innovative approaches that can substantially transform the business world and society.

This Skills Bootcamp will provide you with the skills required to run AI processes and support business needs, training learners in essential skills that are in high demand with employers.

Who is this course for

This Skills Bootcamp 16-week programme is aimed at developers, potentially managers and/or BI specialists around approaches, techniques, principles and toolkits for using AI and Machine Learning. It is also suitable for anybody wanting to upskill their existing knowledge for a careers change or to gain employment


There will be four hours of online contact time each week (2 x 2-hour sessions) plus additional self-directed learning and employability sessions to support you into work or a career change. Sessions will be recorded for flexibility of study.


This Skills Bootcamp is ideal for developers or managers working with large amounts of data and wishing to understand how they could apply AI and machine learning to their business, in their current or future role.


Please note: For this Skills Bootcamp, employed learners will only be accepted if they have support from their current employer or are under-employed.


Learners must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 8 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp
  • Be looking for a new role, new opportunities or increased responsibility/promotion to a different role which utilises the skills acquired through their Skills Bootcamp


Be either

  • employed*/self-employed, or
  • career changers/returners/redeployed, or
  • unemployed within the last 12 months

*See note above regarding employed learners.


Employers will be able to send existing employees who meet the Skills Bootcamp eligibility requirements on this training at an impressive 70% discount. Interested employers should contact the individual Skills Bootcamp provider.

What will I learn

This Skills Bootcamp provides the learner with the skills required to run AI processes and support business needs. Specifically, the Bootcamp will cover how to automate business processes, gain insight through data analysis and engage with customers and employees.

This Bootcamp will delve into Machine learning and AI to identify the differences between the two areas and select the best algorithms to use. Learners explore a typical machine learning workflow using popular and freely available online tools and technologies.

Industry case studies, industry keynote speakers and focussed portfolio work will provide inspiration, context and opportunity to put the theory into practise.

In addition, a bespoke employability programme will equip you with essential software skills for securing a job or new role, where required.

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Creating pathways to employment

How has the Skills Bootcamp been designed/created with employer input?


This Skills Bootcamp is jointly designed and delivered by our industry partners, so you can be confident you are learning the relevant skills important to employers.


How are employers involved in the delivery of this Skills Bootcamp?


Throughout the 16-week programme, each learner will also take part in a bespoke employability programme preparing you for interviews and recruitment events with our industry partners, giving you the opportunity to network and connect with employers looking for these skills.


What are the routes to employment following successful completion?


  1. Teesside University works closely with Industry around the UK and will provide employment opportunities through our partners and also from Job Searches.

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