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UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme

UKParliament's Education team offers a unique and inspiring Teacher Ambassador Programme to help you develop your students' and colleagues' understanding of Parliament and democracy.

UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme

Step One: Teachers’ Institute

The first step in becoming a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador is to attend our unique 3-day professional development opportunity: Teachers’ Institute. During these days you will immerse yourself in the politics of UK 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. UK Parliament covers your travel costs, residential accommodation and most meals. All resources, workshops and events are free of charge.

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
  • All the resources you'll need as a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador
  • Networking opportunities
 View a sample Teachers' Institute timetable.

Step Two: Work towards UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Status 

Once you return to your educational setting, you will commit to becoming either a bronze, silver or gold UK Parliament Ambassador through delivering assemblies, training and events to students and fellow teaching staff. Teachers’ Institute will have given you all the tools, now it’s your turn!

View our UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Levels.

Step three: Receive your UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Accreditation

After submitting a portfolio of evidence, you will receive either your bronze, silver or gold accreditation with an official certificate and badges for your website. You will also join our Teacher Ambassador community and benefit from a continuing partnership with UK Parliament Education.

How can I apply?

Applications are now closed for Teachers' Institute 1-3 July.


For any enquiries please contact engage@parliament.uk