The GDS Academy offers a range of courses, with introductory sessions for non-specialists, specialised courses for people in digital roles and training for leaders responsible for digital services.
Our courses are available to civil servants, local government employees, devolved administrations and other public servants.
We run courses in Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
We'll be adding more courses throughout 2018
Emerging Technology Development Programme
The understanding and application of emerging technologies should be core to the practice of the Civil Service. Consequently, a new programme has been designed by the GDS Academy in order to create an ongoing and deployable cadre of specialists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to act as advisors in the employment of emerging technologies to government’s most difficult problems.
Following a successful pilot, GDS is due to open the programme to applications across the Civil Service in October 2018.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
User-centred design training
The user-centred design team runs training to help people design the best possible, user-focused services. These range from introductions for non-specialists, to advanced topics for digital professionals.
Places are only open to civil servants. Contractors employed with government are welcome on some courses.
- Getting started with the GOV.UK Prototype Kit
- Introduction to Service Design
- Understanding design in government
User research training
Learn digital skills in Scotland
There is a partnership between the Scottish Government and the GDS Academy. Visit the Scottish Digital Academy website to find out about available courses.