Awareness in forecasting

Open to
Government analysts
Type of training
30 to 40 minutes
GSS Capability
GSS Capability


This online training module is the second of three bite-size online learning training modules that make up the Time Series Basics for Official Statistics’ course. The other two modules are:

It is recommended that the online module Awareness in time series is completed first.

This online training module aims to introduce the basic concept of forecasting. The module outlines forecasting methods, uses and issues. There is also a self-guided exercise with answers provided.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module participants will gain a basic understanding of:

  • what a forecast is
  • some common forecasting methods
  • different uses of forecasting
  • issues associated with forecasting data

How to book

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Pre-requisite modules

Awareness in time series

Related courses

It is highly recommended that the online awareness level modules are completed prior to any introductory face to face courses.