Teachers' Institute

Teachers' Institute

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Find out what previous delegates thought of Teachers' Institute and see a snapshot of the week in the film above.

A resident week in Westminster

Immerse yourself in the politics of Parliament with this unique professional development opportunity. Teachers of Government & Politics, Citizenship and related subjects, and other 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.


The programme

The Teachers' Institute offers:

  • A tour of the Palace of Westminster
  • The chance to watch debates in the chambers
  • Q&A with Members from both Houses
  • Informative sessions to improve delegates' knowledge of Parliament and democracy
  • Activities that will help to develop classroom resources
  • Networking opportunities 



The next Teachers' Institute programme will be held from Monday 30 June - Friday 4 July 2014. There will also be a welcome event for all delegates on Sunday 29 June.

The application process for next year's Teachers' Institute will open on Monday 6 January 2014, when application forms and the programme terms and conditions will be uploaded to this page. The deadline for applications will be 23.59 on Friday 21 March 2014.

If you wish to register your interest in Teachers' Institute 2014  now, please email teachertraining@parliament.uk and you will be sent a reminder email when the application process opens.


You can view photos from previous programmes and read about the experience of other teachers below.

Teacher training enquiries

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

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