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Top 6 Data and Digital Courses for Public Sector Professionals for 2024

(Updated: 25th April, 2024)

The world is constantly evolving with digital advancements, and rapidly at that.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is just one example of a technology that has swiftly become an integral part of our daily lives almost overnight.

These rapid changes have led to major data and digital skills gaps across public sector organisations over the past year.  

And with many organisations migrating over to Cloud-based software or going through a digital transformation, now is the time for everyone to develop or improve their data and digital skills. 

We've got many data and digital courses for public sector professionals in 2024, let's get started.


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Why are Data and Digital Skills Needed the Most in the Public Sector for 2024? 

Digital skill development in the public sector has been the talk of the town for many months now. Many studies highlight the figures that suggest more needs to be done to prepare the sector for a rapidly changing move to online, cloud-based systems.  

In order for the sector to continually innovate and effectively work in a digital technology and hybrid environment, a greater focus needs to be on reskilling employees to enhance their digital proficiency and improve productivity. 

This may be a slow process, as the UK Government has the challenge of reinventing a much older IT infrastructure, but when it comes to reskilling employees, we are here to help with the digital transformation of the sector. 

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6 Data and Digital Courses for Public Sector Professionals  

2024 is set to be big for the public sector, here are 4 data and digital courses that will set you up for anything that comes your way in 2024… 

1. Telling Stories with Data 

Organisations are becoming more influenced by data every single day – we create tonnes of data every minute so it’s not surprising that the world is data-driven. It is all well and good having this data to hand, but it’s how you understand, use and present it that matters. 

To drive action, and influence change and decisions, your data needs to be communicated with ease and no confusion to your audience. Led by Data Visualisation expert, Alan Rutter, you’ll gain a range of design techniques and best practices to tailor your data visualisation for your audience for the best impact. 

Secure your place on Telling Stories with Data. 

Data and digital courses for public sector professionals

2. Masterclass: Understanding AI in The Public Sector

In a world constantly evolving with digital advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our daily lives.

Our half-day Understanding AI Masterclass will give you an overview of the AI landscape, including use case examples and the ethical and legal considerations brought about by the November 2023 AI summit. You will also gain insights into the different approaches to implementing AI models and solutions, guidance on the risks and how to mitigate them.

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3. Understanding and Applying SAR Exemptions 

Data Subject Access Requests (SARs) are an important part of many data protection landscapes. With this course, you’ll learn how to manage requests for personal data, practice writing refusal notices and learn which exemptions may apply to your organisation.  

Not only will you leave the day with better processes and techniques to apply for exemptions, but you’ll also take away a SAR exemption toolkit to use in your organisation

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4. Advanced Excel Training 

In any organisation, everyone can benefit from having Excel knowledge. But having advanced knowledge can take you and your organisation to the next level. 

By attending our Advanced Excel course, you'll gain a greater understanding of how to use your data with advanced Excel tools, like data analysis, advanced lookups and subtotal formulas to manipulate your data.

Led by Microsoft Excel Consultant, Alan Gilbert, you’ll uncover handy Excel shortcuts, tips and expert advice that you won’t forget.  

View the upcoming dates for our Advanced Excel Training course.

5. Utilising AI in Content Creation

Enhancing efficiency is one of the primary benefits of using AI in content creation. From posts on social media platforms to an email marketing campaign to local residents – by using AI, higher volumes of high-quality content can be generated in less time.

By attending our Utilising AI in Content Generation course, you'll discover a wide range of techniques to use AI for producing ethically sourced content, that is factually accurate, to help improve your organisation’s connection with your key service users.

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6. Effective Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is an important tool that helps organisations make better data-driven decisions and communicate information to others in a clear and effective way.

Effective data visualisation can uncover insights and trends that might otherwise go unnoticed, allowing you to identify potential issues and make more informed decisions.

Our highly interactive and CPD certified Effective Data Visualisation course has given thousands of public sector professionals the tools and techniques to turn data into new insights, persuasive presentations, and easily understandable information for both internal and external stakeholders.

Discover: Why is Data Visualisation Important For Your Organisation?

Make Your Skills Stand out with our Data Compliance Courses 

Whether you are ready to kickstart your digital skill boost or your new year's resolution is to improve in this area, we’ve got a range of courses that will suit you. Take a look at our Data Compliance courses to secure your place to avoid missing out. 

Chloe Martin
Content Editor

2+ years in SEO and content marketing. Striving to help public sector professionals develop their skills and learn something new through high-quality content.