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Who we are and what we do

We are the public and third sector centre of excellence for digital capability.

We support public service reform and transformation by providing high quality professional learning, advice and guidance to develop digital skills, leadership and talent. The Digital Academy is the supporting function for the Scottish Government Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession.

Our team is developing a series of workstreams to build capability as part of the Digital Programme.

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Our profession

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 eight job families.

The eight DDaT job families are:

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Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate

Free
Live online
Wednesday 24 April
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(1 day)
The Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate is a perfect option for existing Business Analysts seeking to add value to their organisations and act as catalysts for “secure” digital transformation and change.

Introduction to Scrum

Free
Live online
Wednesday 24 April
1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(3 hours )
This course is for people who want to know more about the Scrum Framework.

User Story Mapping

Free
Live online
Thursday 25 April
1:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(2 hours 30 minutes)
This course is for people who want to find out more about user story mapping.

Agile Mindsets

Free
Live online
Tuesday 07 May
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
( 2 hours)
This course introduces you to what it means to be agile and what mindset you need to work in an agile way.
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Our impact

By maintaining high professional standards and delivering high-quality learning experiences, we do our best to ensure that our partners and stakeholders receive value from our work.

We report annually on our progress through monitoring.  In January 2024, we introduced new standards to measure our impact following a monitoring update which sets out our key successes and achievements in 2023. In addition, so that we may improve the quality of our offer, we will draw on best practice from the wider field of professional learning.

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