Analysis Function Capability Team
The Analysis Function Capability Team is based at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Analysis Function Capability Team support government departments with their analytical transformation. This involves helping them identify strategic priorities and objectives.
The team uses the popular 70:20:10 learning method and they help departments to find the right learning options needed for successful behaviour change; experiential, social or formal.
They organise and deliver a range of formal learning courses and help departments set up a network of champions, so that learners can be mentored or coached in new methods and tools. The experiential learning comes from providing analysts with ‘on the job’ opportunities to apply the methodologies and use the tools they have learnt in their formal training.
The team also provide a flexible learning programme to support all government analysts to meet their role objectives and/or support their career development. This includes developing their statistical, data science and Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) knowledge and skills.
All of their courses are delivered by experts within the field of official statistics and data science.
You can contact the Analysis Function Capability Team by emailing Analysis.Function@ons.gov.uk.
Analysis Function Central Team
The Analysis Function Central Team support the Analysis Function in a number of ways.
They deliver training and provide other types of support for areas like evaluation and communication of analysis.
You can contact the Analysis Function Central Team by emailing Analysis.Function@ons.gov.uk.
Government Data Quality Hub
The Government Data Quality Hub (DQHub) works across government to set direction and to provide advice and support on managing the quality of data, analysis, and statistics. The team is based in the Methodology and Quality directorate in the Office for National Statistics.
You can find advice, guidance, tools, and training on the DQHub webpages on GOV.UK. The team also offer tailored advice, support, and consultancy across government.
You can contact the DQHub team by emailing DQHub@ons.gov.uk.
Analytical Standards and Pipelines Team
The Analytical Standards and Pipelines (ASaP) team works across government alongside the Government Data Quality Hub. We provide standards, advice and support on developing and assuring analysis. The team is based in the Methodology and Quality Directorate in the Office for National Statistics.
Our main areas of work are modelling best practice and supporting analysts to develop and assure computer code so it is auditable, robust and reproducible. We coordinate the cross government Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) champions network and run the annual government Coding in Analysis and Research (CARS) survey.
You can contact the ASaP team by emailing ASAP@ons.gov.uk.
Data Science Campus
The Data Science Campus provides support for data science skills. They:
- provide a training courses
- are involved in promoting and organising the MSc in Data Analytics for Government
- advertise other opportunities for learning and development on their website
You can contact the Data Science Campus team by emailing DataScienceCampus@ons.gov.uk.
Training providers outside the Civil Service
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
The RSS offer statistical training for a wide range of audiences. You can find a list of courses that the RSS offer on their website.