Teacher training

Support to help you inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons

Parliament's Education Outreach programme

Every workshop is led by our friendly, experienced team of education providers and former teachers who have a range of specialist knowledge.

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

In school: stand-alone sessions

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

  • Full-day, half-day or twilight sessions available
  • Training tailored upon request
  • Sessions can be run with groups of teachers within individual schools/colleges, clusters of schools within an area or in partnership with the local authority

How to book

  • We're currently arranging available dates for 2012-13*


In school: workshop-based sessions

Intended to support teachers of ages 7-18 in developing political literacy lessons, these sessions include up to a half day of activities 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
  • Visit also includes dedicated teacher training session
  • 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 2012-13* 

*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.

Are you a course provider?

If you'd like would find out more about what we can offer your students, please contact our outreach team.


Trainee teachers

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

If you'd 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

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