GSS Statistical Capability Team

The GSS Statistical Capability Team is based in Newport and is the main provider of statistical training for GSS staff. Our training courses update and refresh statistical skills and knowledge, which support the Government Statistician Group competency framework and offer continuing professional development. We create and develop training courses and workshops delivered by experts in official statistics methodology.


  • Statistical Foundation Course – mandatory course for new GSS recruits, currently under review
  • GSS Statistical Training Programme
  • Professional Development in Official Statistics and short courses – in association with Southampton University

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National Accounts & Balance of Payments External Training Programme

The National Accounts & Balance of Payments training programme has been designed for people to gain a greater understanding of the principles behind the Economic Outputs we produce.

We aim to offer a flexible and professional environment for training. The designers and presenters of each event are people who work in the subject areas; they are highly regarded and experienced in their respective fields.

The programme caters for all learning levels - from basic to advanced. Events are hosted at our headquarters in Newport, south Wales.

To find out more, including bespoke events, delivery at other locations and costs please e-mail: