Introduction to Python

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Data science, Using statistical computer programs
Type of training
Face to face, Online
Two days
GSS Capability
GSS Capability
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Online, Other locations available on request


This is a two day course with a week between the sessions to allow assimilation of learning and time to practice.

Learners must commit and sign up to both days. Anyone who does not sign up for both days will be removed from the course.

This course focuses on applying skills and building confidence, independence and resilience so that you can continue your learning beyond the classroom.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course you will:

  • be confident using the Python environment
  • be able to import and use module
  • be able to perform basic coding
  • know how to create and use data
  • know how to import and export data
  • be able to manipulate basic data
  • be able to perform descriptive statistics
  • be able to perform linear regression
  • be able to perform basic data visualisation
  • gain hands-on experience of working in Python

How to book:

Please use your Learning Hub account to enrol on this course.

If you do not have a Learning Hub account, please contact



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