Is This for You?

This course is for those who are interested in learning the SQL programming language to efficiently access the data you wish to analyse.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 44 CPD points upon successful completion

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

About This Course

The course includes a series of video lectures combined with a variety of conceptual and hands-on activities to help you develop the skills to identify the critical characteristics of databases and work with relational databases.

You’ll learn about database design and modelling essentials. Here you’ll learn about the Database Management System, which is the system in charge of the control, storage, organisation, and retrieval of data through end-user applications.

You’ll then explore the most common features of the SQL programming language using Microsoft’s SQL Server. During the final part of the course, we’ll focus on MySQL, an open-source relational database management system. In this module, you’ll learn the fundamentals of data management using MySQL.

The course is divided into three modules and includes knowledge tests at the end of each section.

Course Content

Module 1: Generic Database Fundamentals

Architecture and Normalisation Concepts; Concepts and Conceptual Design

Module 2: Introduction to SQL

Managing Table Design, Multiple Tables and Advanced Queries; Views, Transactions, and SQL Security Architecture

Module 3: MySQL Database Development

Database Design Fundamentals; DDL Statements; Manipulating Data; SELECT Statements and Operators; Working with Functions

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to introduce you to database design and management and to help you develop your skills using SQL tools that you can implement in the field of data analysis.


Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, a strong background in mathematics (e.g., advanced algebra), and some experience with coding.

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

To become an effective data analyst, you’ll need several programming languages in your toolkit. SQL is among the most sought-after skills among data analysts.

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.