Courses

We run scheduled training courses in a range of investigative skills.

Forthcoming course details appear below when they are confirmed, but you can also access the most recent past course details for information.

If you would like to discuss a bespoke programme of training for your organisation, or require more information about the range of skills we cover, please see our Bespoke Training section.

Using FOIA More Effectively

Freedom of Information. Three harmless words. I look at those words as I write them, and feel like shaking my head ’til it drops off. You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it. Tony Blair, […]


Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism You’ve heard people talking about data, and data journalism and don’t know where to start? Then this one-day course is for you.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to brush up on core data skills and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.  


Past Courses

Web Scraping for Journalists

Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have – and put it into a form that allows you to get answers.


Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism You’ve heard people talking about data, and data journalism and don’t know where to start? Then this one-day course is for you.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to brush up on core data skills and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.  


Investigating Data with R

This one-day course will teach you how to best use one of the most popular programming languages for data journalism tasks.


Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism Start yourself on the path to becoming a data journalist. This one-day course will provide you with the practical skills that modern newsroom recruiters are looking for.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to brush up on core data skills and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.  


Introduction to Code for Journalists

Want to take your first steps with code but not sure how to begin? Or learn how code is being used in the newsroom and if it can help you and your team?