Digital and agile awareness course description

One-day GDS Academy course introducing digital and agile for any member of staff working in a public body.

Course summary

This GDS Academy course is for all staff who want to understand what digital means in government. You will also get the chance to explore the methodology we are using to deliver digital services, including agile.

Course aims and objectives

The aim of this course is to provide an awareness of digital and how this is being taken forward across government.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • describe what digital means across government
  • demonstrate the behaviours to support a digital team culture by supporting user-centred design, agile and multidisciplinary team approaches
  • identify next steps and any further capability needs


  • Digital awareness
  • Thinking agile
  • User centred design
  • What next?


This course is open to any member of staff at any Civil Service grade.


The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 10am to 4pm.

Traning locations and dates

Location Date Availability
Manchester 15 January Places available
Newcastle 22 January Places available
London 08 February Places available
Manchester 11 February Places available
Birmingham (Exact location TBC) 11 February Places available
Newcastle 19 February Places available
Leeds 25 February Places available
Birmingham (Exact location TBC) 25 March Places available

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Request a place

To request a place on this course, email with:

  • your name
  • your organisation
  • the course name
  • the date and location you would like to attend
  • your training code (if your organisation has given you one)

We will email you to confirm your booking, once we process your request.

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Published 16 September 2016
Last updated 13 December 2018 + show all updates
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