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Developing a programme of statistical training to support a competency framework in the ONS
AbstractThe United Kingdom Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently committed to modernising its Learning and Development infrastructure and has introduced four 'job families' and associated competence frameworks. This new structure has raised the need for a programme of Statistical Training that develops the expertise of staff in accordance with ONS business needs. The resulting teaching programme is diverse; using a variety of teaching sources ranging from internally led statistical training modules and courses, to a collaborative MSc programme, which is delivered jointly by the ONS and University of Southampton. Links are also made within this paper to the infrastructure that has been put in place at the ONS to support staff as they progress with their statistical/methodological careers.