About us

We provide high quality professional learning and agile coaching to support digital skills and leadership across the public and third sectors in Scotland. We’re part of the Digital Directorate within the Scottish Government.


Our professional learning offer

In a time of significant change, we recognise that digital skills are needed at every level of an organisation and across all job roles and grades. The future of Scotland as a thriving digital nation, as illustrated in the Digital Strategy A changing nation: how Scotland will thrive in a digital world, relies on people being equipped with the best possible learning experiences that empowers them to do their job effectively and with confidence.

Our professional learning offer is aimed at anyone working in the public and third sectors in Scotland. We nurture digital skills, building capacity and capability to support transformation and digital public services. Our team works closely with the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession to provide opportunities for up-skilling and re-skilling across a range of jobs families.


The Stakeholder Forum

The Stakeholder Forum acts as a critical friend to the Scottish Digital Academy. It enables stakeholders to influence the delivery and direction of our professional learning, training and coaching offer to ensure high quality, effective services are provided to meet the needs of the public and third sectors in Scotland.


Meet our team

Lee Dunn

Head of Academy

Twitter @officialleedunn

Dean Rhodes

Senior Agile Coach

Twitter @deanorhodes

Jonah Coman

Lead Specialist

Twitter @jonahsda

Jamie Wardlaw

Lead Specialist

Robbie Penman

Business Lead

Maryanne McGoldrick

Programme Lead


Our delivery partners

We work with a range of contracted delivery partners. All partners are registered with Public Contracts Scotland.

  • GnosTec LTD
  • This is Milk
  • We Are Snook
  • TPX Impact
  • Codeclan
  • QA
  • Elite


Is the Scottish Digital Academy part of the Scottish Government?

Yes. The Scottish Digital Academy sits within the Digital Directorate – People, Strategy and Corporate Services Division.

What is the Scottish Digital Academy Stakeholder Forum?

Our Stakeholder Forum is a representative group of leaders from public and third sector organisations in Scotland. They act as our critical friend and help us to plan our strategic priorities.

I’m a learning provider. Can I partner with you?

We work with a range of suppliers and contractors. If you wish to discuss your services with us, we would be happy to learn more. We are unable to purchase services and products directly and all contracts are procured. Suppliers must be registered on Public Contracts Scotland.

I wish to make a complaint. Who can I speak to?

Please direct your complaint to Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Digital Academy lee.dunn@gov.scot

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