Is This for You?

This course is for those who are interested in learning how to use Microsoft’s Power BI software to reveal compelling and powerful stories from their data.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 20 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
20 hours

About This Course

Power BI is a data visualisation tool that allows us to see and understand data more deeply. In this course, you’ll explore essential types of analysis and data visualisation used to convey insights from data.

You’ll learn how to prepare and clean your data before you work with it, and you’ll learn step by step how to use your data to build reports in Power BI Desktop and publish them to the cloud service where you can create and share your personalised dashboards.

You’ll also learn how to create, customise, and format your dashboard in Power BI and add interactivity to your data visualisations.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with powerful data visualisation skills to help your organisation get the meaningful answers you and your colleagues need to make informed decisions for your business.


Module 1: What is Power BI?

Module 2: Getting Started with Power BI

Module 3: Data & Modeling

Module 4: Working with DAX (Power BI’s formula language)

Module 5: Exploring Visuals

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to introduce you to key concepts relating to storytelling with your data and to help you develop your skills using Power BI to create rich and meaningful visualisations of your data.


No pre-requisites are required for this course

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:
There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

If you’re working toward a career in data science, having a strong command of a data visualisation tool, such as Power BI, will be an essential part of your toolkit.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.