Local Digital Fund training offer

The Local Digital Fund is offering GDS Academy training to over 1000 local authority staff. The initiative aims to build digital delivery and leadership capacity in the sector. This page sets out what’s available, who’s eligible and how to register.

Who is eligible for training?

Staff of local authorities that have signed the Local Digital Declaration are eligible to apply for free digital skills training as part of the Local Digital Fund.

For this quarter of training courses (October – December 2019), we are trialling a system which does not require credits. Priority will be given to councils who have yet to take advantage of the training offer, but places will still be available for all councils.

How to book

If you are interested in attending a specific course from the list below, please email skills@localdigital.gov.uk for a list of available dates and information on how to book.

Cancelling a course

If you cancel a course less than 3 weeks before the course starts, fail to notify us that you want to cancel a course, or the person does not attend the course, it may affect your ability to book and attend training courses with us in the future. 

Please email skills@localdigital.gov.uk with as much notice as possible to cancel or amend your booking.

Changing the person attending a course

You can change the name of the person attending a course up to 3 working days before the course starts. Please email the details of the change, including course name, dates, location, and the names and email addresses of the people involved.

Please email the details of the change as soon as possible to skills@localdigital.gov.uk so that we can pass this onto GDS Academy.

What courses are available?

The list below outlines what’s involved in each course, who it’s aimed at and how many credits it’s worth. All courses are delivered at GDS Academy venues. The Agile for Teams course also offers the option to be delivered at venues provided by councils.