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Art of the possible – data science in government

Description: This course is aimed at senior managers in the GSS (Grade 7 and above). The session explores what data science is, why it’s needed across government and how it is currently being used. Participants will also be signposted to the wider support networks and capability building options available. The session is delivered through case […]

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Training category
Data science
Type of training
Face to face
Length
Two hours
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield

Awareness of new coding tools

Description: This course aims to provide participants with an awareness of the new coding tools. We will compare them with R and Python and discuss when they are best used. It is a non-technical course aimed at people with little or no knowledge of programming. It is for those who want to know more about […]

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Training category
Data science
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield

Big data and data science explained

Description: This course is aimed at all GSS staff. The course aims to explain what big data and data science are through the use of examples. Examples are taken from outside and inside government, including from the new Data Science Campus at the Office for National Statistics. The key aim of the session is to […]

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Training category
Data science
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One hour
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield

Career checkpoint course

Description:  This course is open to all people working in the Government Statistical Service (GSS), which is everyone who works with official statistics. However it is tailored for, and mandatory for, members of the Government Statistician Group (GSG). These are members of the GSS who are also members of the government statistical profession. Members of […]

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Training category
Careers
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds

Classroom introduction to seasonal adjustment

Description: Note that the online training courses Introduction to time series, Introduction to seasonal adjustment and Introduction to forecasting should be completed before undertaking this course. This classroom and computer based session aims to provide participants with a basic introduction to the theory behind seasonal adjustment and the seasonal adjustment process. An overview is also given […]

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Training category
Analytical
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One and a half days
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
Newport

Communicating statistics

Description: The aim of this session is to: help statistics producers improve communication and dissemination to a wide range of users promote a set of useful tools that can be used to understand users and help producers communicate statistics effectively This course combines shorter courses and workshops delivered by the Good Practice Team (see the […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Foundation course

Description:  This is a two day course, following on from the Government Statistician Group (GSG) induction course. It is intended for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else recruited to the GSG, who have been in post from 6 to 18 months. You should be automatically invited to attend. This course explores […]

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Training category
Government Statistician Group
Type of training
Face to face
Length
Two days
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Manchester

Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Induction course

Description: This course is for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else who has been recruited into the Government Statistician Group (GSG).  The aim of this course is to introduce you to statistics and data science across government and for you to hear first hand about some of the great work […]

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Training category
Government Statistician Group
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Manchester

Infographics workshop

Description: In this discussion workshop we cover key points from the infographic guidance published by the Office for National Statistics and Government Digital Service. As part of this workshop, the hosting department will have a chance to review infographics they have produced and compare them with best practice from across the GSS. Learning outcomes: This […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One hour
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Intermediate data science with R

Description: This course is about learning to tell stories with data using the R system. You will learn about the data science workflow (Reflection – Collection – Preparation – Analysis – Reporting) and how the Tidyverse, (a collection of R packages specifically developed for contemporary data science), assists at each stage of the flow in […]

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Training category
Data science
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One and a half days
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield
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