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

Attend our public sector tailored Effective Data Analytics course to understand what data analytics is and how to identify and use data to drive your performance and productivity levels.

Through interactive workshops, case-studies and the use of laptops, practice data analytics on various public sector datasets using Excel. Learn how to use free and accessible data analytics tools, summarising results to make decisions supported by your data.

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Robert Grant
Trainer, Coach and Writer on Statistics

Robert is a trainer, coach and writer on statistics and working in data science, especially data visualisation and Bayesian models.

He taught statistics and research methods to postgraduate clinical research students at St George’s Medical School and Kingston University (2010-2017), and contributed to many health services and biomedical research projects in this time. His freelance clients include Harvard Medical School, The Economist, and the Cabinet Office.

He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and served on their statistical computing committee from 2012-16. He worked on clinical audits, analysing hospital quality and safety ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine real-life public sector datasets
  • Learn the best methods to analyse data
  • Ascertain what data to use to aid your analytics
  • Use predictive analytics to improve decision making
  • Establish what data analytics is and what it means for your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop 1: 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
  • Examine best practice case studies
  • Map data analytics with the trainer and peers
  • Examine ways data analytics can be used in the public sector
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Workshop 2: Identify What Data to Use

Assess what data to use when using data analytics.

  • Identify what data sets to use
  • Gain the confidence to use your data
  • Establish what the data set should include
  • Ensure the integrity and diversity of the data
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop 3: Analysing Public Sector Datasets

  • Find useful insights from your data
  • Examine real-life public sector data sets
  • Determine what your data is telling you
  • Understand how to measure your data sets
  • Learn the best methods and techniques to analyse data
  • Easy tips on how to navigate through a bank of numbers – like shares, indices and ROI calculations
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • The trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Workshop 4: Summarising Data

In this practical workshop session, delegates will learn how to summarise their findings through a group activity followed by a laptop activity.

  • Summarise a big data set into clear usable findings
  • Know what data and information your audiences need
  • Translate and contextualise the data into meaningful information
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop 5: Utilise Data Analytics to Improve a Service

In this interactive workshop session, delegates will learn how to utilise data analytics to answers some questions and improve decision making.

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

Round Up and Key Takeaways