Data Masterclass

The Data Masterclass helps senior leaders across government and the public sector put data and evidence at the heart of their organisation.

Live online

Online Self-Directed Learning
Led by: ONS and the Scottish Government

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The Data Masterclass helps senior leaders gain the skills to create and support a data culture in their organisation. It helps government and public sector leaders understand how they can use data to improve the way they make decisions, craft policy, communicate compelling narratives, and apply cutting edge data science techniques. The Data Masterclass has the keen support of Ministers and Senior Civil Service (SCS).


The course is open to C Band Staff and SCS within the Scottish Government as well as senior leaders across the public sector and third sectors in Scotland. 

Joining Instructions

Please register with your own work email address and not a shared mailbox

The course will be delivered through the FutureLearn platform over a 3 week period beginning Monday 25 April and ending Friday 13 May. The course is self-directed and you’re able to complete it in your own time. 

  1. Register today via our website.
  2. We’ll email joining instructions to you on 12 April 2022.
  3. Follow the joining instructions when you receive them – this will also prompt you to register with FutureLearn so that you can access the programme.
  4. We’ll host a face-to-face induction meeting via MS Teams with Albert King, Chief Data Officer on 21 April 2022 at 3pm.
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