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Teachers' Institute

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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

Download a sample Teachers' Institute timetable here.

Teacher Ambassadors

As a graduate of Teachers' Institute, you'll be invited to become a Teacher Ambassador for Parliament's Education Service. Using free resources provided during Teachers' Institute, you'll be able to help develop your students' and colleagues' understanding of Parliament and democracy, and benefit from continuing partnership with Parliament's Education Service.

Download more information about Teacher Ambassadors here.

Dates & booking

  • 3 – 5 July 2017

Applications for July 2017 Teachers’ Institute are now open.

  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 email will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

Submissions close on 2 April 2017.

For any enquiries about Teachers' Institute, please contact [email protected] .

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


A 2016 delegate said...

"Thank you for the best CPD I have ever experienced. A unique, valuable and inspiring opportunity that will benefit my students, my teaching and me on a personal level''