Digital Skills Development

The Digital Skills project looks to identify where councils can work together to share experiences of workforce planning, skills gap analysis, the move to using job families and adopting competencies.

In 2020, we will focus on:

    - Working in collaboration with partners such as SCVO to develop “train-the-trainer” training for Digital Champions who can help to support staff within councils (and Health and Social Care Partnerships) with essential digital skills;

    - Lead with SPDS and Scottish Government Digital Academy to adopt the UK Government “Digital, Data, and Technology (DDaT)” Capability Framework as a way of workforce planning technical and transformation roles within councils (and Health and Social Care Partnerships) and across the sector (including role profiling and training and skills development);

    - Lead with COSLA, SPDS and SOLACE to influence decision-making of workforce planning by undertaking research into the future of work within local government and Health and Social Care partnerships. 

We already have a well-established community of stakeholders and would encourage anyone who would like to get involved or find out more to get in touch.


To assist in the understanding of the needs and requirements of the various aspects of this project, we will create a 'Marketing Pack' which will be published in early 2020. 

Once you have read through this pack, we would encourage anyone wanting to get involved to complete our registration form and the team will be in touch to begin this collaboration.