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Digital and agile awareness course

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

Modules

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

Eligibility

Our courses are available to civil servants, local government employees, devolved administrations and other public servants.

Duration

This course is one working day and runs from 10am until 4pm.

Cost

The course costs £180 (plus VAT) for each person.

You must have a purchase order before requesting a place on the course.

Training locations

The GDS Academy has offices in Leeds and London. We run training courses from both locations.

We also run courses in pop-up locations. You will see these in the:

Ask a trainer to come to you

If you cannot travel to Leeds or London, you can ask a GDS Academy trainer to come to you. For example, they can travel to your office. You will need to pay for the trainer’s travel, accommodation and VAT.

If you want a trainer to come to you, email GDS Academy: gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Course dates

Location Date Availability
Leeds 6 April Postponed
London 27 April Postponed
Leeds 4 May Postponed
London 27 May Postponed
Leeds 1 June Postponed
London 29 June Postponed

New course dates

GDS Academy publishes new course dates approximately 4 times a year.

You can see these in the:

Book a place

You need a purchase order number before you can book a course.

Email GDS Academy

Email gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk, with your:

  • name
  • organisation
  • mobile phone number
  • course name, the number of courses, and the number of places
  • course location
  • course date
  • purchase order number

Tell us how many trainees there will be

You can book for one person or a group of people.

If you want to book for a group, you can choose:

  • an open group (people from other organisations can join the training)
  • a closed group (this is only for you and people you invite)

If you are booking for a closed group, you must include:

  • where you want to host the course (location)
  • when you would like to host the course (date)

Contact GDS Academy

Email GDS Academy: gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

Published 16 September 2016
Last updated 31 March 2020 + show all updates
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