Local Digital Training Library

While COVID-19 has put a temporary stop to our classroom-based training, we have created a library of online training courses to support local authority staff to learn and develop their digital skills. Find out how we developed this training offer.

The training opportunities fall into three categories:

  • Free: courses that are free for all
  • Fee applies: courses that are open to all, but which have an entry fee
  • Funded by LDCU: a series of certified courses that are paid for in full by us – these can be identified by the star icon

The courses featured on this page are run by external organisations. While we will try to keep them up-to-date, please be aware that course information – including start dates – is subject to change by the organiser at any time.

How to apply for a funded course

We have purchased 350 licences with the online learning platform, FutureLearn, which can be redeemed against a number of certified courses. Once you’ve browsed the library and selected the course that interests you, complete the form on the course page to let us know who you are and why you would like to complete the course.

Contact the Local Digital team by emailing skills@localdigital.gov.uk if you have any questions about training.

Decision-making and risk: an introduction

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Decision-making, Leadership, Personal development
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Collaborative working in a remote team

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Team, Tools, Ways of working
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Get creative with people to solve problems

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Human centred design, Problem-solving
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Decision making: how to choose the right problem to solve

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Decision-making, Human centred design, Problem-solving
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Innovative leadership: developing curiosity

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Human centred design
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Leading culturally diverse teams in the workplace

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Team, Tools, Ways of working
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Managing innovation: learning to prototype for business

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Human centred design, Practical, Prototyping
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Presenting your work with impact

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Communication
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Create Accessible Interfaces

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Accessibility, Front end design, Human centred design, Interface design
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Introduction to User Experience Principles and Processes

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Digital, Human centred design, User research
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Choose your own FutureLearn course

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Personal development
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Learn to Code for the Web

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Accessibility, Front end design, Human centred design, Interface design
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UX Design Fundamentals: User Experience Design Fundamentals

Topics:
Digital, Human centred design, User experience
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How to Create Great Online Content

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Content design, Digital, User experience
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Understanding User Needs

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Digital, Team
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Data Analytics Using Python: Data Wrangling and Ingestion

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Data, Digital
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Digital Product Management

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Digital, Team
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Collaborative Coding with Git

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Development, Digital
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Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Funded by LDCU
Topics:
Agile, Digital
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Project management skills 101 (email bootcamp)

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Personal development, Project management, Team building
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Building GovTech and digital government skills (field guide)

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Digital, Digital transformation, Leadership
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Driving digital transformation (field guide)

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Digital transformation
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Human centred design (field guide)

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Design, User research, User-centred design
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How to build a digital government service

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Fee applies
Topics:
Design, User-centred design
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Leading teams effectively in government

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Fee applies
Topics:
Leadership, Team building
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Using problem framing to find the right solution

Provider:
Apolitical
Cost:
Fee applies
Topics:
Problem-solving
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Systems practice: learn to use a systems thinking approach

Provider:
Acumen
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Problem-solving
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Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Agile, Design, Digital
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Communication and interpersonal skills at work

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Communication, Team building
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Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Data
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Introduction to UX and accessible design

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Accessibility, Design, User-centred design
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Leading and managing people-centred change

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Leadership, Personal development, Team building
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Respecting our differences online

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Communication, Diversity, Personal development
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The evolution of management and leadership theory

Provider:
Future Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Leadership, Personal development
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Becoming an ethical researcher

Provider:
Open Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
User research, User-centred design
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Motivation and factors affecting motivation

Provider:
Open Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Communication, Leadership
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Diversity and difference in communication

Provider:
Open Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Communication, Diversity, Team building, User research
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Facilitating group discussions

Provider:
Open Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Leadership, Personal development, Team building
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Management: perspective and practice

Provider:
Open Learn
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Leadership, Personal development
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