Centre for Continuing Education

Data Visualisation and Storytelling Course

Data Analysis and Analytics. Uncover insights and transform your organisation.

Business and management courses discount

From now until 30 June 2019, enrol in any two Business and management courses on our website and receive a 20% discount. These courses appear in the Business and management section of our website.

Once two courses are added to your shopping cart the discount will apply automatically. Enrolments made as part of this offer are non-refundable and this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

If you want to learn how to better present your data and tell a compelling story with it, then this course is for you.

Companies and people spend huge amounts of time creating and then trying to share data. Being able to tell a story around your data is an important skill, providing insights and informing better decision-making.

In this course, you will learn about the seven principles of data visualisation and storytelling. This course is software agnostic, meaning that you can apply these techniques to data from any analytics tool. Then, whatever software you use to tell your story can be told more simply, understood more easily and used to greater effect.

As part of the course you are welcome to bring your own examples. This course is about design thinking and is not reliant on any pre-course knowledge, or exposure to specialist data tools or programming language.


The course aims to work through and teach seven principles of data visualisation. We will then workshop your own examples and put your learning into practice.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • recount the seven principles of data visualisation
  • apply the seven principles to a number of different settings
  • practice the principles in a class environment
  • look at any presentation of information or data, and interpret the common language to be able to critique and think about it.


In this course, you will learn the seven principles of data visualisation.

  • Trigger rapid processing
  • Maximising data-ink ratio
  • Providing focus
  • Facilitating comparisons
  • Maximising content
  • Removing ambiguity
  • Storytelling without deception

Intended audience

Anyone who looks at or prepares packs of information or presentations.



Delivery style

Mixed lecture style including Q&A, class discussion and example practice. There will be an end of day workshop where you can apply the learning to improve the impact on your own presentations.


Please bring along your own examples of data.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion