Teachers' Institute

A session of delegates listening to a speaker at the Teachers' Institute

'An incredibly varied week, and so interesting. It was a privilege to attend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other teachers.'
                                             --2010 delegate


A resident week in Westminster

Immerse yourself in the politics of Parliament with this unique professional development opportunity. Teachers of citizenship and related subjects and education professionals can apply to experience an intensive, informative and unforgettable week based at the Houses of Parliament.

The programme covers travel costs (for UK delegates), residential accommodation and most meals. All resources, workshops and events are free of charge.

What can you expect?

The Teachers' Institute programme offers:

  • Tour of Westminster Palace
  • Watch a debate in the chambers
  • Q&A with members from both Houses
  • Informative sessions and resources to improve your knowledge of Parliament and democracy
  • Activities that will help you develop classroom resources
  • Networking opportunities

You can also see photos from previous institutes and read about the experience of other teachers.

Teachers' Institute dates

The 2012 Teachers' Institute will take place from 2 - 6 July. Applications for places will open in January 2012 but teachers and PGCE students can register their interest now by emailing us.

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.