5-Week Data Boot Camp for Public Servants

Free Online Boot Camp | Exclusively for Public Servants & Policymakers



Sign up for our new interactive boot camp on data for public servants and policymakers. You’ll receive a bite-sized training programme taking around 20 minutes per week featuring videos, quizzes, case studies, hands-on challenges and more.

As governments seek to adapt to digital technologies, knowing how to work with data is frequently cited as one of the most valuable skills that a public servant can develop.

This is not a standard programming, data visualisation or data science course. It is designed to introduce public servants to a wide range of skills needed to use data effectively in government.

You’ll get:

  • Five 20-minute lessons via email, each with bite-sized activities
  • Case studies from people working in government on how public servants can and should use data
  • Resource lists, quizzes and practical exercises to take your learning further
  • You’ll learn:

  • Lesson 1: How to tell a story with data
  • Lesson 2: How to visualise data
  • Lesson 3: Using data in government
  • Lesson 4: Data science for policymakers – an introduction
  • Lesson 5: Taking your learning further


  • Open to all participants from the public service, civil society, and academia. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the course.

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