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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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Service Design Champions

Live online
Tuesday 18 June
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(2 Consecutive Days)
This course will provide a practical introduction to Public Sector Service Design.

Why Agile?

Live online
Wednesday 19 June
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(1 Day)
This course explores service delivery using agile principles.

Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate

Live online
Friday 21 June
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.

Agile Estimation and Planning

Live online
Tuesday 25 June
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(2 Hours and 30 Minutes)
This course is for people who want to find out more about Agile estimation and planning
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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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