Understanding the UK Parliament

For those working in or with government, a detailed knowledge of the constitutional role and importance of Parliament is absolutely vital.

Whether delegates have recently entered the Civil Service or Public Sector and require a thorough introduction to the workings of Parliament in their new roles, or simply require a refresh or update of their current knowledge, this course will provide a comprehensive insight into the systems and workings of the UK Parliament.

Understanding the UK Parliament is an introductory course featured in our Knowledge series. At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  


Key features of the course include:

  • The job of Parliament - what it actually does
  • The work of the Commons, Lords and Westminster Hall
  • How Parliament holds government to account via parliamentary questions, the legislative process and Select Committees

Designed for:

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how Parliament works; whether they're new to the Civil Service or more experienced, but lacking in detailed knowledge.


Learning outcomes:

Delegates will gain a detailed understanding of Parliament's constitutional and practical role, as well as how it affects the work of civil servants and those in the Public Sector.

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 17:00

Price

£495 + VAT

Location

St James’s Park, London

Dates

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Course Trainer

Paul Grant

Paul Grant

Having worked in the UK Civil Service for over 5 years, Paul is an expert in the UK system of government and Parliament. For well over 20 years, Paul has ran training programmes on various aspects of the British system of government.

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Paul Grant

Paul Grant

Having worked in the UK Civil Service for over 5 years, Paul is an expert in the UK system of government and Parliament. For well over 20 years, Paul has ran training programmes on various aspects of the British system of government – Parliament, Ministers, The Civil Service, Devolution etc., as well as on the skills required of policy civil servants working for ministers. He ran programmes across all levels of the Civil Service and the wider public sector, and as well as for clients in the private sector. 

He was also responsible the main induction programme for new entrants to the Civil Service Fast Stream and co-directed the induction programme for external entrants to the Senior Civil Service. Furthermore, whilst at the National School, he co-authored the book “Understanding British Government” and continue to provide revised versions for use on programmes run by Civil Service Learning. 

Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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