Teacher training

Our experienced outreach officers deliver training sessions to schools, local authorities and teaching institutions all across the UK. Workshops are:

  • Free of charge
  • Available for both primary and secondary teachers
  • Delivered across the UK
  • Linked to citizenship/modern studies aspects of the curriculum

Our staff are experienced education providers and former teachers with a wide range of specialist knowledge.

Sessions in schools

You can bring Parliament into your classroom or school with a choice of sessions.

Stand-alone sessions
Aimed at primary and secondary teachers across the UK, sessions focus on practical methods of active learning, participation and engagement.

Full day, half day or twilight sessions are available, and training sessions can also be tailored on request. Sessions are available for groups of teachers within individual schools or colleges, for clusters of schools within an area, or in partnership with the local authority.

Workshop-based sessions
Sessions are intended to support teachers of ages 7 - 18 in developing political literacy lessons, and include up to a half day of activity sessions for students in school.

Activities are delivered as exemplars to help teachers bring Parliament alive in school, as teachers take an active part in these sessions. A dedicated teacher training session will also be included within the visit.

Student activity sessions can be aimed at whole year groups, assemblies or specialist subject focus days. Topics cover a wide range of themes, ranging from how Parliament works to debating, voting and elections. All sessions focus on active learning and participation. 

How to book
We're currently arranging available dates for 2011-12.

Sign up for monthly updates and we'll let you know when new dates become available.

To arrange a visit or find out more contact our outreach team.


Regional training

We work closely with local authorities, teaching networks and professional education bodies across the UK to develop links and coordinate regional teacher training activities.

If you are a course provider and would like to find out more about what we can offer your students, please contact our outreach team.

Schools Question Time 2011

Schools Question TimeFree training sessions are being offered around the UK, covering how Parliament works and providing tips on how your school can get involved in the 2011 Schools Question Time programme.


Trainee teachers

We offer training for students on citizenship PGCE courses, or those studying citizenship as part of their teacher training degree.

If you are a course provider and would like to find out more about what we can offer your students, please contact our outreach team

Teacher training enquiries

Education Service
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
020 7219 1134

Updates for teachers

Regional events

This year, Parliament's Education Service is running all-day events in Manchester, Norwich and Dundee to help students and teachers find out more about Parliament.