Training providers

Analytical Learning Team

The Analytical Learning Team is based at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Analytical transformation

The Analytical Learning Team support government departments with their analytical transformation. This involves helping them identify strategic priorities and objectives.

The team uses the popular 70:20:10 learning method and they help departments to find the right learning options needed for successful behaviour change; experiential, social or formal.

They organise and deliver a range of formal learning courses and help departments set up a network of champions, so that learners can be mentored or coached in new methods and tools. The experiential learning comes from providing analysts with ‘on the job’ opportunities to apply the methodologies and use the tools they have learnt in their formal training.

Flexible learning

The team also provide a flexible learning programme to support all government analysts to meet their role objectives and/or support their career development. This includes developing their statistical, data science and Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) knowledge and skills.

All of their courses are delivered by experts within the field of official statistics and data science.

Contact: gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk

The Good Practice Team

The Good Practice Team are a GSS-facing team that sits within the Best Practice and Impact division in the Office for National Statistics.

They organise and provide a number of courses aimed at presentation and dissemination of statistics.

They also deliver the Government Statistician Group induction and foundation courses.

Contact: gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk

The Quality Centre

The Quality Centre is a GSS-facing team that sits within the Best Practice and Impact division in the Office for National Statistics.

They organise and provide courses aimed at quality in statistics.

Contact: gsshelp@statistics.gov.uk

Data Science Campus

The Data Science Campus is based in the Office for National Statistics.

They provide a number of courses aimed at data science skills.

They are involved in promoting and organising the MSc in Data Analytics for Government.

They also advertise other opportunities for learning and development on their website.

Contact: datasciencecampus@ons.gov.uk

Training providers outside the civil service

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

The RSS offer statistical training for a wide range of audiences. A list of their courses is available on their website.

European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP)

The purpose of the ESTP is to provide statisticians with the opportunity to participate in international training courses, workshops and seminars at postgraduate level.

It comprises courses in official statistics, IT applications, research and development and statistical management.

The Eurostat website provides more information on the ESTP courses.

Please note all applications for these courses should be submitted through the GSS capability team.

Contact: gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk