The public sector holds large volumes of data, from patient records to local government data. Access to such huge volumes of information gives your organisation an excellent opportunity to utilise data to make more effective decisions, improve service delivery and enhance efficiency.

Data analytics is also a cost-effective method to make sense of your organisation’s data, which can help drive performance and productivity.

This Effective Data Analytics course that can be completely bespoke to your staff’s needs, gives delegates the necessary training in data analytics.

Through interactive workshops, delegates will have an opportunity to practice data analytics on their own datasets. They will also learn how to use free and accessible data analytics tools like Power BI Desktop, Custom Vision Service and R, a programming language.


What previous delegates said about Effective Data Analytics:

“Definitely improved my skills.” – System Development Officer, London Borough of Newham

“It’s given me the confidence to explore this topic in more detail.” – Head of Performance, Big Lottery Fund

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish what data analytics is and what it means for your organisation
  • Ascertain what data to use to aid your analytics
  • Learn the best methods to analyse data
  • Examine real-life public sector datasets from Ofsted, Transport for London, and the police
  • Use predictive analytics to improve decision making
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop I: What is Data Analytics?

In this interactive session, delegates will examine what data analytics is and what it means for their organisation.

  • De-mystify data analytics
  • Map data analytics with the trainer and peers
  • Examine ways data analytics can be used in the public sector
  • Examine best practice case studies
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Workshop II: Identify What Data to Use

Assess what data to use when using data analytics. 

  • Identify what datasets to use
  • Ascertain what the dataset should include
  • Gain the confidence to use your data
  • Ensure the integrity of the data
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop III: Analysing Public Sector Datasets

In this interactive workshop, delegates will work in groups to learn the best methods to analyse data.

  • Learn the best methods and techniques to analyse data
  • Understand how to measure your datasets
  • Examine real-life public sector datasets: Ofsted, Transport for London, and the police
  • Ascertain what your data is telling you
  • Find useful insights from your data
  • Easy tips on how to navigate through a bank of numbers – like shares, indices, ROI calculations
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop IV: Using Data Analytics to Improve a Service

In this practical workshop session, delegates will learn how to utilise data analytics to improve a serve and decision making.

  • Identify your key service delivery objectives
  • In groups, you will use laptops to use data to improve a service and decision making
  • Learn how to use free and available data analytical tools
  • Use predictive analysis to improve decision making
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close