Teachers' Institute

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

Teachers' Institute

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 course based at the Houses of Parliament.

The programme covers travel costs, 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

Dates & booking

  • 25 - 27 January 2016

Applications for the three-day January 2016 Teachers' Institute are now closed. We will inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by mid-December.


  • 4 - 8 July 2016

Applications for the 2016 summer Teachers' Institute are now open. 

Places are allocated via a two-part application.

1. Please download and complete part 1 of the application.

2. Please fill out the online form (part 2 of the application) and attach the completed part 1 at the bottom of the form. You do not need to create an account to complete this form.

An e-mail will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

Submissions close on 1 April 2016 at 5pm.

For any enquiries with regards to the Teachers' Institute, please contact teachertraining@parliament.uk .

Teachers' Institute is open to teachers, trainee teachers and education professionals in the UK.

A 2015 delegate said...

"The Teachers’ Institute 2015 was, without doubt, the best CPD opportunity that I’ve participated in. It’s provided a fascinating insight into Parliament and enabled me to network with a wide range of colleagues from across the UK."