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Learning and development at DCMS

DCMS is committed to developing and supporting its people. By offering challenging and stimulating roles, practical learning and a range of in-house and cross-civil service development opportunities, our ambition is to enable everyone to realise their potential.

In DCMS we encourage everyone to prioritise their own development, and demonstrate Civil Service professionalism by taking personal responsibility for this. We encourage all our staff to invest 5 days of relevant learning each year to continuously develop their professional skills and knowledge.

Anything that helps you do your job counts, including a challenging piece of work, e-learning, shadowing, seminars, workshops and Lunch & Learns, as well as formal courses.

As well as supporting you with on-the-job training, relevant courses and subscriptions we have a number of other opportunities to support your training.

DCMS Academy

The DCMS Academy has been developed to provide colleagues with easy access to numerous training opportunities. 

We have created a curriculum of in-house bitesize learning for you to improve your knowledge and skills, and allow you to build your learning and development around your day. There are 4 strands to our Academy, chosen as priority areas to help you deliver for the department.

  • Policy and corporate skills
  • Line managers
  • Essential training
  • Leadership training

Civil Service Learning (CSL)

The CSL curriculum offers a mix of different types of learning so that civil servants can learn in a way that works for them. For example, many topics have some preparation (such as reading), a face-to-face workshop and a practical activity (so that learners can apply what they’ve learnt back in the workplace). As well as this, there is a wide variety of e-learning available in lots of areas.

Read more about what Civil Service Learning offer on GOV.UK.

Fast Track Apprenticeship at DCMS

The Fast Track is a two-year Level 4 apprenticeship: a rewarding alternative to university with a competitive starting salary.

Overview

  • a two-year Level 4 higher apprenticeship
  • a rewarding alternative to university, without the fees and debt at the end of it
  • a fast track programme that brings you into the Civil Service and gives you the skills to develop your career

Schemes available across the Civil Service

  • Business Administration
  • Project Delivery
  • Commercial
  • Finance
  • Digital and technology

Visit the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship website for more information and to find out when to apply.

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