Return 2 Data Program

Enabling and Nurturing Data Talent

Program for tech returners (like mums) get back into data and digital careers and also suited for people looking to change careers into data. 

To do this course you will need:

Hybrid learning with live online sessions and pre-recorded videos.


Coming soon


6-8 weeks

Time commitment:

15 hours a week including homework


New cohorts every 2 months.

Do you think getting into data is hard?

We Believe Anyone Can Do Data.

Do you think getting into data is hard?

We Believe Anyone Can Do Data.

Why choose data?

The World Needs Data. Data Needs You.

Why choose data?

The World Needs Data. Data Needs You.

Course Highlights

During this course, you will learn
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Learning outcomes

A refresher to the data world

Guidance through our framework to help you look deeply into the world of data, data disciplines and how the teams work.

Fundamentals of data disciplines

Basics of data management including – data modelling, databases, data analysis, data governance, AI, ML. and how they fit with and complement each other.

How to accelerate your learning

We show you how to use modern tools, your network and peer groups to accelerate learning.

How to increase chances of employment

We also provide key soft skills training that might end up being the key differentiator when it comes to securing a position. 


Get more, pay less

The benefits don’t end there. For all our learners, we also provide these extra features.

Special access to events

Unique opportunity to network with industry professionals. 

Lifetime access

to resources like templates, documents and videos. 

Showcase your live projects

applied learning on real world projects added to your portfolio.


Introduction to the Data Discipline and Teams

You will be introduced to the basics of information theory, data lifecycle & various disciplines within data profession. This will give a good overview of what this whole business of data is and where you think you could fit in. 
Concepts: Data, Information, Knowledge, wisdom (insight). Characteristics of good data. 

Understanding Metadata 

You will learn that as much as data by itself is valuable, it is the data about data (metadata) that can provide key information about how to manage the data itself i.e. keep it up to date, relevant, accurate, secure and trustable. 
Concepts: Metadata, Data classification, Data classification 

Data Modelling ( & Basics of Data Architecture)

You will learn about the basics of how companies like facebook, amazon have thought about the structure of the billions of customers and products and gone on to build successful business on top of them. 
Concepts: Data modelling, Data Architecture, Database design 

Data Management & Ops 

You will learn how complex and vast amounts of data is managed and used on a day to day basis. 
Concepts: Data Operational process; People, Technology and People aspects of Data Management 

Master Data, Reference Data & Data Quality

You will learn about the difference between transactional, analytical and master data. This understanding and their management becomes business critical when multiple systems, partners or technologies are involved (which is always the case). 
Concepts: Master Data Management (MDM), Data Quality

Data Governance to bring it all together

You will learn about the various aspects of data governance like compliance to regulations, security measures that need to be taken to mitigate risks, processes to deal with data breaches etc.

Concepts: Compliance, GDPR, Governance, Risk, Security


Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion from us on completing your course. 
You can learn data skills with commitment, practice and application of knowledge. Data jobs are flexible and can be done from anywhere. There are a variety of roles of different complexity and not all roles are highly technical. See it for yourself, take the You-can-do-data test.
Data skills are in high demand, but there aren’t enough data people around.
We train and prepare you for Data Analyst role. When you finish our course, we are also happy to guide you to further your knowledge of data and get into data analytics, data engineering and data science roles.
No. All we need is your commitment to the course. Employers, too, are now focusing on skills rather than other markers like experience, age, background etc., primarily driven by demand in the sector. 
We match mentors who provide a one-on-one guidance and support during the course. Our partners play a huge role in providing us guidance, internships and recruitment. You will be a part of the alumni network of our mentors and students after course completion.
By the end of the course, you will have a very good understanding fo the fundamental principles of data management, key skills required for jobs like data analyst & data manager. Our capstone projects helps you apply the skills you learnt throughout the course where you experience how it works in the real-world.
All you need is motivation, commitment, a computer and an internet connection. We welcome all skill levels ( beginners upwards). 
We can help you pick the programme that fits you best.

Yes, we would like to talk to you about your interests, motivations, time commitments and other details. This is an opportunity for us to know a little more about you and for you to ask us your questions, if any. We will email to arrange a call with you.

Each cohort of learners will learn through online sessions and pre-recorded videos, course work, Q&A sessions and a capstone project. To help with the learning, each  learner will be assigned a mentor, with whom they can discuss the learning and career prospects. Learners will be assessed on the assignments and the capstone project.  Learners also get support in building their employability skills like adaptive communication, time management and collaboration. Learners will Data aligned tools like SQL, Excel and PowerBI. Learners also get support building resumes, building their LinkedIn profiles and attending interviews for jobs in data.To graduate, the learners must demonstrate required knowledge, understanding and practical skills. 

You need a computer with internet to learn and do assignments. Most tools or applications you will need are free. We will help you access the specialised tools you may need to complete the program at no extra cost.