The GSS Capability team is based at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It aims to provide a flexible learning programme to support all staff in the GSS to develop their statistical and data science knowledge and skills.
They organise an extensive range of courses and provide support for learning and development.
All of their courses are delivered by experts within the field of official statistics and data science.
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.
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.
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.
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.