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Introduction to the Code of Practice

21st January 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Course details:

This is an introductory session aimed at statistical producers. It covers:

  • how the Code of Practice for Statistics works in practice
  • the UK statistical system
  • the difference between official, National and experimental statistics, and management information
  • case studies to show how the code has been applied in the past

Learning outcomes:

After attending this course, participants will have gained knowledge of:

  • the UK statistical system
  • the framework for the Code of Practice for Statistics
  • the pillars of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value and relevant principles and practices

Want more training?

This course is being delivered as part of an event where the Best Practice and Impact division will deliver four popular courses over two days:

  • Introduction to the Code of Practice, Tuesday 21 January, midday to 1:00pm
  • Introduction to data visualisation, Tuesday 21 January, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Introduction to Reproducible Analytical Pipelines, Wednesday 22 January, 10:00am to midday
  • Writing about statistics, Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

You can attend all courses, or just the one that suits you.

There are limited places for these courses and they will be allocated fairly across government departments.

How to book:

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact

Please note, this is an expression of interest only at this stage; it is not a guarantee of attendance. We are doing this as we want to avoid it being purely first come first served, and want to give all organisations a fair chance to send representatives. We will confirm by Friday 13 December whether your application has been successful to ensure you have plenty of time to book travel and accommodation (if required).