Our courses

  • Our training courses aim to meet the needs of both statisticians and users of statistics
  • Our presenters are experienced in their field of expertise and as trainers
  • All courses are quality controlled so you can be sure they offer value for money
  • Courses are presented in an enjoyable setting at our office in London

Course fees

  • Special rates for members
  • Book early for Early Bird discounts


Presenting Data
Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy
Thursday 15 January 2015

This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information. The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained. These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises.
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Understanding and Analysing Data
Presented by Jenny Freeman and Ellen Marshall
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 February 2015
The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics.
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Consultancy Skills
Presented by Roland Caulcutt and Julie Bullen
Wednesday 25 February 2015
A highly participative workshop for statisticians who wish to improve their ability to help non-statistical clients.  Discussions and interactive exercises will allow participants to explore the non-statistical issues that can undermine effective consultancy
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Longitudinal and Missing Data
Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 April 2015
The course begins with a brief presentation of linear mixed models for continuous hierarchical data. The course focus is from the modeller’s perspective and on applications. Emphasis will be on model formulation, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing, as well as on the distinction between the random-effects (hierarchical) model and the implied marginal model. It will be shown that, if no appropriate measures are taken, missing data can seriously jeopardize results, and interpretation difficulties are bound to occur. Methods to properly analyse incomplete data, under flexible assumptions, will be presented.
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Introduction to Modelling with R commander
Presented by Paul Baxter
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May 2015
This course will introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing through the use of R commander – a menu-driven interface to R. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling, including linear, logistic and Poisson models. Day 1 requires familiarity with basic statistical methods (e.g. t-tests, boxplots) but assumes no previous knowledge of statistical computing. The two days can be taken together, or separately depending on a participant’s background and interests.
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Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts
Presented by Nigel Marriott
Thursday 4 June 2015
If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your business and save money by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course is ideal. By the end of the session you will have a firm grasp of how to summarise and measure trends as well as how to extrapolate trends into a forecast. You will also have a good understanding of how to perform relevant calculations in Excel.
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Multilevel Modelling
Presented by Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants an introduction to the theory and application of multilevel models. The course will be based around theoretical sessions followed by 'hands on' practical sessions illustrating the theoretical concepts. The hands on sessions will use the MLwiN software package.
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Other courses are in development and will be publicised when dates are fixed. For more details or to register your interest in a course, email RSS Professional Development.

We can also arrange for commissioned training courses to be delivered in-house at competitive rates.
Here are details of courses we have run in the past.

Find a list of courses that we have run previously; it may be possible to arrange for them to take place at your premises.