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The Scottish Digital Academy

Scotland’s future will be forged in a digital world. A world in which digital skills and technologies will transform our lives. We are the centre of excellence for digital capability and we support the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession within the Scottish Government.

Our team provides high quality professional learning to public and third sector staff to build digital skills and talent. Our aim is to support the transformation of services by being focused on user centred design, maximising the use of digital technologies and using new ways of working.

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Digital, Data and Technology Profession

We’re an organisation that touches the lives of everyone across Scotland, and beyond.

With big ambitions come big opportunities, and the digital profession has some of the most rewarding jobs and careers available today. We’re building new services and redesigning old ones, and we need innovative, curious, and passionate people to keep us moving forward. If you can rethink old approaches, and transform systems and services, there’s a place for you here.

The Digital, Data and Technology Profession (DDaT) profession spans a vast range of roles across government. We currently have over 50 digital, data and technology job roles, organised into career paths within seven job families.

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Learning pathways

The development of digital skills, capability and talent can often be a confusing landscape. Our pathways are not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to illustrate breadth and depth of learning and indicate skills progression across digital, data and technology job roles.

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Introduction to Scrum

Live online
Wednesday 04 October
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(3 hours )
This course is for people who want to know more about the Scrum Framework.

Building Capability through the Digital Programme

Live online
Thursday 05 October
2:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(1 hour)
Through the Digital Programme and the Digital Scotland Service Manual, the Scottish Government is developing information, advice and guidance to build digital capability.

Why Agile?

Live online
Wednesday 11 October
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(1 Day)
This online course is for those who want to explore how to deliver services using agile principles.

Digital Leadership Essentials

Live online
Wednesday 11 October
1:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(2 hours)
This short course provides insight into leading in a digital world, focussing on supporting transformation and how the Scottish Government and public sector 'does digital'.
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