Teacher training and development

Parliament's Education Service provides training and support for trainee teachers and teachers of political literacy-related subjects.

Teacher training and development

Teacher training in your school

Parliament's Education Outreach team runs teacher training sessions in schools around the country to help you inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons.

Learn more about the programme

Teachers' seminars

Whether you are a teacher, a trainee or an educational professional, you'll get new ideas for approaching general Citizenship and political literacy lessons, or more in-depth Government & Politics topics, with these free one-day seminars and twilight CPD sessions. All events take place at the Houses of Parliament.

Programme of seminars and CPD sessions

Teachers' Institute

A residential programme in Westminster - immerse yourself in the politics of Parliament with this unique professional development opportunity.

Find out more about Teachers' Institute

Teacher placements

A selected number of teacher placements are available throughout the academic year for current teachers or trainee teachers (on a PGCE, PGDE or degree with QTS).

About teacher placements

Training for PGCE students

The Education Outreach team offers excellent training opportunities for all trainee teachers following PGCE, BEd, ITT, Scottish PGDE and equivalent qualifications. Our free service complements a wide range of subject courses across the UK, enhancing and enriching trainees’ experiences.

Opportunities for trainee teachers

Training for informal education providers

The Education Outreach team works with alternative education providers, informal learning groups and any other organisation working with young people of school age.

Find out how we can help your group

Regionally-based training for education professionals (Inset days)

We work closely with local authorities, teaching networks and professional education bodies across the UK to develop links and co-ordinate regional teacher training sessions and activities.

Find out about regional training opportunities