Data Literacy
Courses Online & In London

We are rapidly becoming a world of data and an ability to analyse and work with data is becoming a universal essential skill both at work and in the home.  Join these courses to develop your data literacy. You can also develop these skills on our Excel courses.

What is the best course for me?

You need to do a pre-course assessment. You can also do it online, but a face-to-face assessment is best. 

  • Online assessment - click ‘Start Assessment’ on the course page
  • Or book a face-to-face assessment - call 0204 582 0423 or contact us by email at for an appointment. You can also come without an appointment.


  • Every Monday 12- 2pm
  • Every Wednesday 6-8pm
  • Every Friday 11am-1pm (23rd August – 6th October)

The courses are FREE to most learners if you earn less than £21,547.50 a year or are on Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (WRAG). They are either in the City Lit building or are live online interactive classes. For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet.

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  1. Becoming data literate: how to understand and interpret the data all around you (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Mon 2 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Data is all around us. From Covid to football matches, cost of living crises to sales reports, from the workplace to home, we are hugely affected by it. Understanding data, producing it and making decisions based on it are now essential skills for everyone. This course will focus on what data is, why it is important, and how to use it You will learn how to ask the right questions about data, how to make different types of calculations using it, such as percentages and averages, how to identify and present different data patterns, and how to use different types of graphs and charts. By the end of the course you will have developed the key mathematical, numerical and analytical skills you need to use and interpret important data at work, in the news and in your daily life.

    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).

    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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