About our training offer

We want to support local authorities to become better equipped with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to design and deliver modern digital public services.

Since November 2022, we have provided Digital and Agile training to 15 cohorts of councils. By the end of June 2023, 180 local authority staff will have taken advantage of this opportunity.

For the second year in a row, in 2023 we once again delivered training to senior local government staff through the Executive Education Programme in Digital Transformation, in collaboration with AWS and Socitm. This training was delivered to 150 directors and senior managers from local councils all over the country.

Discover our training library

We also provide a training library featuring free and low-cost courses and resources to support local authority staff to learn and develop their digital and cyber skills online.

Visit the training library

Hear about upcoming training opportunities

We’re now busy reviewing the feedback from these courses to determine the future of our training offer.

We are also collaborating with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to develop a training course on Cyber Security for Connected Places. A pilot to test out the course with councils will follow later in the year.

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Help us improve our training offer

We’re interested to hear your views on what training we should provide.

Please use the form below to recommend a digital or cyber skills training course that has been well received by your organisation and that might benefit other organisations. We will use your recommendations to build our training library as well as help inform the funded training that we provide.

We would also like to hear from you if your council has recently undertaken a training gaps/needs analysis and can share any insights that might help us to improve our training offer.

How we're measuring the impact of our training offer

To understand the impact of our training and how we can improve and iterate it over time, we have commissioned an independent evaluation of our digital and cyber training programmes.

To do this, we’ll be asking council employees, as well as elected members, who participate in our training programmes to complete a quick survey to understand their satisfaction, feedback and any new skills they have learned.

We’ll then be following up over time to understand how they have put these new skills into practice in their councils.

Learn more about the evaluation study