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New programming courses from the Learning Academy

New programming courses

Learning Academy and Data Science Campus are excited to announce new awareness and introductory level programming courses in R and Python. These new courses form the first steps of new learning pathways for programming and will help to build our capability and support our transformation efforts.

These learning pathways have been designed on the back of a survey (completed by ONS and the wider GSS), which identified what participants need to know and how they plan to use this in their work. The pathways take a participant from the very early stages of programming and progress to an expert/specialist level. Not all learners will need all levels or modules, so this modular approach will allow them to focus on the learning they need.

Alongside our existing offer, we are now pleased to offer the following new courses with others in development too. We welcome all GSS staff however if you are unable to attend at ONS sites please contact us as we are hoping to roll out these courses wider in the spring.

Awareness of new coding tools

The pilot courses are currently in progress and courses will be available for sign up from October. Keep an eye on the Learning Academy – Data Science Events webpage for more information.

Introduction to R for analysts

Course enrolment now open – once you have agreed with your line manager, you can enrol on a course using the links below.

ONS Newport
October 22nd and 29th
November 20th and 27th
December 6th and 13th
January 28th and February 4th

ONS Titchfield
October 10th and 17th
November 6th and 13th
January 8th and 15th

Introduction to Python for analysts

Course enrolment now open – once you have agreed with your line manager, you can enrol on a course using the links below.

ONS Newport
October 1st and 2nd
November 1st and 2nd
December 10th and 11th
January 14th and 15th

ONS Titchfield
October 8th and 9th
November 20th and 21st
December 18th and 19th
January 23rd and 24th

Intermediate and beyond

Data Science Campus are currently developing a range of Intermediate, Advanced, and Specialist courses which will follow on directly from the Introductory R and Python courses.If you are interested in any of the courses mentioned here, please contact Learning Academy to express an interest.