Data and analytics for people professionals

Learn to use data and analytics confidently so you can demonstrate your team’s value and influence business decisions.

Development Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

£990.00 exc. VAT

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Virtual class

Perfect for:

HR generalists
L&D professionals
OD professionals
Workforce planner
HR analyst

You’ll learn how to:

  • describe analytics and define the analytics process
  • establish buy-in for your projects by using the correct data
  • embed a culture of evidence-based decisions in your organisation
  • build a dashboard that demonstrates your value to investors.

About this course

Course length: Two weeks

Delivery: Online classes, and self-directed learning

Suitable for: People professionals at all levels


Topics covered

  • what is data and people analytics?
  • links and outcomes
  • process and methods
  • buy-in and recognition.

What to expect from this ‘data and people analytics’ course

This hands-on course is for people professionals who want to use data and analytics more effectively. It is based on the latest CIPD research and aligns with the Profession Map.

You’ll examine case studies on how to use analytics in your organisation so you can demonstrate the value of your people function. You’ll also get advice and guidance from a leading expert and be able to ask questions to support your understanding of analysing people data.

What you’ll need to do on this ‘data and people analytics’ course

This is a two-week course with one online lesson per week. Each lesson is four hours long. 

We recommend you support your online learning with self-directed learning – this should take around eight hours.

What you’ll get on this ‘data and people analytics’ course

At the end of this course, you’ll receive a certificate.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘CIPD data analytics’ course, you'll be able to:

  • hold meaningful evidence-based conversations with stakeholders
  • take an analytics mindset and know which questions to ask
  • use data and people analytics to align projects with broader business activity
  • apply a structured approach to gathering and utilising credible data
  • measure how your work delivers against objectives and adds value
  • prioritise requests based on the value they will create for the organisation
  • present findings in response to various questions, problems, or hypotheses.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.