Seminar opportunities

Free training and development opportunities for education professionals, taking place at Westminster.

Seminars in Parliament

Whether you're a teacher, a trainee or an educational professional, you'll get new ideas for approaching either general Citizenship and political literacy lessons, or more in-depth Government & Politics topics, with these free one-day seminars and twilight CPD sessions 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 are provided, and there is a travel subsidy available to those teaching in the state sector or working in the voluntary/charitable education sector (subject to terms and conditions).

*Please note that seminar itineraries may occasionally need to be rearranged at short notice due to the varied nature of Parliamentary business


PGCE/PGDE seminars

Designed as an introduction to how Parliament works for those training to teach Citizenship, Modern Studies and related subjects. PGCE/PGDE seminars include a tour of the Palace of Westminster and classroom activity sessions, as well as a Q&A with parliamentarians where possible.

PGCE/PGDE seminar dates available 2013-14

  • Tuesday 29 October 2013, 9am-4pm


General seminars

Designed to provide an overview of Parliament for teachers, trainees and other education professionals working within Citizenship or related subjects. General seminars include a tour of the Palace of Westminster, Q&A sessions with parliamentarians and a look at Education Service resources, events and programmes. 

General seminar dates available 2013-14

  • Monday 2 December 2013, 9am-4pm
  • Monday 19 May 2014, 9am-4pm

Specialist seminars

Designed for those already teaching subjects such as Government & Politics, specialist seminars take the form of both whole day and twilight sessions. They can include an optional tour (available on full day seminar only) and all dates provide a range of in-depth sessions with a focus on specific topics relating to the work of Parliament, chosen to reflect areas of the A level syllabus. Previous specialist seminar topics have included elections and participation, voting systems, building a coalition,  women in politics, the UK in Europe and devolution. 

Specialist seminar dates available 2013-14

  • Tuesday 19 November 2013, 4-7pm (twilight)
  • Tuesday 3 June 2014, 9am-4pm (full day)
  • Tuesday 17 June 2014, 4-7pm (twilight)


How to book

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

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Teacher training enquiries

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