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GDS Academy launches pop up in the Midlands

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For a long time, our Director General Kevin Cunnington and the GDS Academy team have been keen to run pop up Academy courses in the Midlands.

So we were delighted to be invited to speak about digital skills at the recent Public Sector Digital Midlands event in Birmingham on 27 September, alongside a great range of speakers including Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.

At the event, Kevin announced the GDS Academy would be ‘popping up’ in Birmingham and the first taster courses will take place before Christmas.

The Academy also had a stand at the event and we were overwhelmed by the warm reception and enthusiasm from everyone who came to talk to us following our announcement.

When, where and what are the courses?

The courses will be available to anyone based in the Midlands working in the Civil Service, public sector or local government.

The first courses we will be running in Birmingham in the coming weeks are:

The GDS Academy stall at Public Sector Digital Midlands

How to register

If you are based in the Midlands and would like to register on any of the courses, please first visit the course pages and read the details to ensure it is right for you and you have the necessary approvals to register.

Then email with ‘Midlands Event - request for a place’ in the subject line. Please include your name, department, job role, contact details and details of which course you would like to attend.

How to register for a different course

If you’re based in the Midlands and would like to attend a course that is not currently offered, email with ‘Midlands Event - request for a course’ in the subject line.

This will help us get a better idea of demand for courses in your area. If we receive enough requests for a specific course, we can plan to deliver this course in Birmingham.

Lara Stevenson is the GDS Academy's Business Manager. You can follow her on Twitter @LaraSt11.

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