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Business Intelligence Taster Session

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): Upcoming date: 1 May 2023
  • Duration: 1 Session, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
    More information


This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Please note: This session is delivered through the Branch out in STEM project, which is funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this session to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

This taster session will introduce you to the key concepts of business intelligence, helping you to develop an understanding of what business intelligence is and how you can apply it to your business.

This course has been designed as a standalone session or can lead onto the full Business Intelligence course. You can find more information about the full course here.

What you’ll study

Business intelligence is vital to an organisation, it helps in converting data and information into knowledge that can then be used to create plans for carrying out business success. If you work with data and want a taster of how to deepen your understanding of business intelligence, we’re here to help!

With our taster session, you can have a go at activities from different business intelligence tools. The session will show how business intelligence technologies can support decision-making across any number of business sectors. We will introduce you to statistics and Excel, SQL queries with databases and Tableau for making effective charts and dashboards.

Following the taster session, you can decide to proceed to the entire course at no cost.

Future dates:

If the upcoming session date isn't at the right time for you, we have a selection of future dates to choose from below.

  • 1 May 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
  • 15 May 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
  • 29 May 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
  • 12 June 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
  • 26 June 2023, 10 am - 3 pm

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other courses.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.