People in training

Digital is transforming how government works. We are here to teach civil servants the skills they need to embrace this change. To work more efficiently and creatively, and to build the best possible services for users, whatever their level of technical expertise.

Why enrol


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.

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.


Design training

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.