How Does the UK Parliament Really Work

"I really enjoyed the course and thought the content was really useful. It was a really good overview and a lot to cram in, in only one day!"

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It is no surprise that parliament can be complicated, those working in or around the government need to ensure that they have a good base of knowledge of the constitutional role and importance of parliament.


A good understanding will enable those who have recently entered the Civil Service or Public Sector to navigate through parliamentary processes and engage with parliamentarians and clerks effectively. Those who are already engaging with parliament may benefit from a refresher and update their current knowledge. This course provides insights into how Parliament works in practice through the lens of an expert who has extensive experience in working in Parliament.


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Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

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Key Training Features:

  • Understand the system of parliamentary democracy
  • The role of the UK Parliament, including specific roles of the two houses of Parliament
  • Parliamentary scrutiny through questions, debate, and committees
  • The impact of devolution and the relationship between UK Parliament and devolved legislatures

Who Can Attend:

This course is designed for civil servants and public sector staff who engages with Parliament and would benefit from understanding how it works. This course is also useful for those outside of the public sector and would like to understand how the legislative process and how they can contribute.

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10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Westminster, London

Face to Face

8 September 2022 Book8

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