New taster course for Access Data

We would like to invite those interested in our Access Data project to an Online Taster Session titled “Handy tools to help your children learn.”

The session will be facilitated by Frank Duffy, the founder of Code Division – a not for profit organization and SQA accredited Centre committed to designing and delivering bespoke industry focused courses to empower disadvantaged individuals and communities. Our expert has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years, then moved into education and has worked in schools, colleges and universities.

During the session you can learn about:

  • Traditional technology and how it is used in schools
  • Specific educational software (Examples from different areas of curriculum)
  • Unlocking the power of the Internet
  • Mobile Devices (Good and Bad) in education
  • Collaboration Tools (to learn at school and home)
  • Digital Skills for the future/Digital Jobs for the future
  • AI and Data Skills

The session will take place on Thursday 22 April and Monday 26 April, both from 10 a.m. to 11.30am. The same session will be delivered on both dates – please choose the date that suits you most. Our taster sessions are aimed at parents eligible for the project (see below).

To register, please send an e-mail to Please let us know which session you would like to register for. The link to the meeting will be provided upon registration.

Eligibility: Access Data is for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed or on a low income, and find themselves in one or more of the groups listed below:

  • They are disabled or have a disabled child
  • They are from a minority ethnic background
  • They are a lone parent
  • They have 3 or more children
  • They have a child below 1 year of age
  • They are below 25 years of age

For more information, please see our Access Data project page here.

Our taster sessions are designed for parents. Although we invite professionals to come along, if you are a person working with Edinburgh parents and would like to learn more, we recommend getting in touch with Magda Gucman to arrange a separate meeting.

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