This course has been created in response to the growing demands for public and third sector organisations to demonstrate the economic impacts associated with their activity. The course equips delegates with how to source and utilise statistics appropriate for use in the production of economic assessments.
What is the course about?
The aim of the course is to provide delegates with background knowledge and the confidence to access, interpret and present economic and social data within their day-to-day working environments. We assume that particular requirements will include the need to produce assessments of local areas and/or industry sectors in order to inform policy and to develop bids for Government funding.
Who is the course for?
Local Government officers, private and third sector workers who are asked to undertake economic assessments, evaluation and a bid for funding.
What will I get out the course?
You will improve your ability to:
- Identify key data sources that are appropriate for use in an economic assessment context and demonstrate that you can access the latest available releases from quality assured sites e.g. NOMIS
- Apply your understanding to different types of data, including sample surveys and managing information, to present descriptive and comparative analysis in a manner appropriate for an economic assessment.
- Consistently demonstrate good practice in the sourcing and presentation of data, employing a practical understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
This course has been approved by the Institute of Economic Development meaning that IED members can claim CPD points from attending the full day.
What you'll study
The day breaks down as follows:
Time Topic Activity 10 - 10:30 Welcome
Introduction to the day - aims and objectives
Context and official guidance
Introductions 10:30 - 11 Key data questions
Activity 1: Ice breaker to test current knowledge, using Etherpad 11 - 11:30 Lecture - nature of data, types, sourcing
Introduction to NOMIS
Activity 2: Exploring NOMIS and identify types of data, using Etherpad 11:30 - 12:30 Introduction to ONS
Introduction to the Labour Force Survey
Introduction to the JSA Claimant Court
Activity 3: Exploring the LFS on NOMIS
Activity 4: Exploring NOMIS to compare LFS and JSA unemployment rates for a local area, using Excel
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 14:30 Introduction to the ASHE
Introduction to the Business Data: BRES/ABI
Business Population (VAT and PAYE Registration)
14:30 - 15:30 Activity 5: In pairs and then as a group, create a profile of Nottingham, identifying relative strengths and weaknesses, and changes over time. 15:30 - 16 Evaluation and Feedback Feedback sheets
16:00 Course ends
The course is held at Nottingham Business School and is normally delivered at Nottingham Conference Centre. Located right at the heart of Nottingham City Centre, the Nottingham Conference Centre benefits from excellent transport links by car, plane and train.
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How you’re taught
The course is delivered through a mix of theory and real life practical sessions. Delegates work on case studies and are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas.
Careers and employability
This course has been approved by the Institute of Economic Development meaning that IED members can claim CPD points from attending the full-day.
How to apply
You will need to register your details via email to attend this course. We will confirm a start date as soon as we can.
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Fees and funding
£300 per person
10% discount for students who are IED members
10% discount for students who book onto both the Economic Assessment and Economic Evaluation short courses (not applicable if using the IED discount)