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?

Course length

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


This course is open to any member of staff at any civil service grade.

Training locations and dates

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.

Please note, if you previously booked using Eventbrite, your place is still confirmed, and no additional action is required.

Location Date Availability
Newcastle 10 August Places available
Newcastle 16 August Fully booked
Newcastle 20 August Places available
Manchester 20 August Places available
London 28 August Fully booked
London 06 September Fully booked
Manchester 06 September Places available
Leeds 19 September Places available
Manchester 20 September Places available
Newcastle 25 September Places available
London 27 September Fully booked
Leeds 03 October Places available
Newcastle 04 October Places available
Manchester 04 October Places available
London 15 October Places available
Newcastle 15 October Places available
London 23 October Places available
Leeds 25 October Places available
Manchester 30 October Places available
Newcastle 31 October Places available

GDS Academy training locations

Find out how to get to our training locations in Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Published 16 September 2016