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Data 101: An introduction to understanding and using data

Categories: Impact & evaluation,

23 April 2024 | 2 pm – 3.30 pm | Online

Delivered through the medium of English


To introduce you to some top tips, tools and resources to help you understand and use data effectively.


Data is fundamental to how we function as humans. We use data every day, many times a day, probably without even knowing it. It’s data that helps us understand what’s going on and what needs to be done.

Therefore, it’s important, that we have the right data and that we can understand and use it effectively. Our training course offers practical guidance to help build skills and confidence in understanding and using data. In our course we will talk about the different types of data and how to find it. We will guide you through a series of questions designed to help make sure you understand the data you are working with. This will be followed by some techniques to help turn data into knowledge.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • what data is and how to find it
  • the questions you need to ask to make sure you understand data
  • some basic techniques for using data.

Who this course is for

This course is for voluntary sector staff or volunteers who are interested in learning more about data. This is a high-level, introductory course aimed at beginners and those new to using data. It is intentionally ‘basic’ in its approach and content. No previous knowledge of data or statistics is required.

This training is delivered by Data Cymru who provide a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively. This training has been arranged as part of ProMo-Cymru’s Third Sector Digital Support Project.  

MAXIMUM of two places per organisation

Course requirements

To ensure you have the best experience on our courses we ask the following of you;

  • Commit to attend the full duration of the training
  • Test your access to Teams
  • Training will commence promptly, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time, as late arrivals may not admitted
  • Our courses are interactive and engaging and we request where possible, that all learners have camera’s on and participate via microphone and chat facilities
  • Let us know upon booking if you have any specific requirements ie BSL interpreters
  • Joining instructions and resources – please check your Junk Email folder if you have not received them a week prior (any problems let us know)
  • If you are unable to attend please email (see our cancellation policy)

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