Seminar days

Free professional development opportunities for primary and secondary teachers, taking place in the Palace of Westminster

Teacher seminar days

Whether you're a teacher or an educational professional, you'll get new ideas for approaching citizenship and political literacy lessons with these free one-day seminars held at the Houses of Parliament.

Seminars often include talks from current members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.*

Lunch and refreshments provided. 


General seminars

Suitable for teachers and PGCE students who want to broaden their general knowledge about Parliament, and get ideas for teaching political literacy within citizenship and general studies.


General seminar dates available

  • Tuesday 4 June 2013: For teachers of Citizenship, PSHE and related subjects, to provide an introduction to Parliament and classroom resources.

Specialist seminars

Suitable for those already teaching subjects such as politics, these seminar days provide more depth and focus on specific topics relating to the work of Parliament.

Previous specialist seminars have covered elections, voting systems, building a coalition, and women in politics.


Specialist seminar dates available

  • Tuesday 11 June 2013: For A-level teachers, to provide in-depth sessions relating to political and Parliamentary topics. This event will include talks on 2012 American Election, Women in Politics and Devolution.
  • Tuesday 18 June 2013: A twilight session for A-level teachers, to provide in-depth sessions relating to political and Parliamentary topics. Topic content to be confirmed.


How to book

To attend a seminar or find out more contact our outreach team.

You can also receive updates about future events for teachers by signing up for our e-newsletter.


*Please note seminar itineraries may be rearranged at short notice due to the variability in the schedules of Members of Parliament.


Teacher training enquiries

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

Regional event - March 2013

Find out more about the Bolsover regional event for KS2 primary students.