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Understanding and using performance data (for Councillors)



To introduce you to some top tips, tools and resources to help you understand, challenge and use performance data effectively.

This course is specifically aimed at local authority Councillors. It focuses on understanding, challenging and using data as a Councillor.

This is a high-level, introductory course aimed at beginners and those new to using data. It is intentionally ‘basic’ in its approach and content. No previous knowledge of data or statistics is required.


Performance data allows you to understand the extent to which you are meeting the authority’s objectives and where you might need to improve. When understood and used effectively, it allows you to make sure needs are being met and that public funds are being used wisely.

As with all data, it’s important, that we have the right data and that we can understand and use it effectively. Our training course offers practical guidance to help build skills and confidence in understanding, challenging and using data.

It is recommended, but not essential, that you attend our ‘Data 101: an introduction to understanding and using data’ training course before this course.


By the end of the course you will understand:

  • what performance data is and how to find it
  • what you need to consider when working with performance data
  • how to use performance data.


Courses last about 1.5 hours. We can provide training at a time and date that suits you for up to 20 for £600 plus VAT. If you’d like further information on our courses or would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please email enquiries@data.cymru or call 029 2090 9500.

Need further information?


If you’d like further information about this course, then please contact Róisín Roberts. Róisín is our Data Insight and Engagement officer. She supports our capacity building and improvement work.

029 2090 9599