Understanding the UK Government

"A really good, well planned and informative session. The knowledge of the trainer allowed us to ask any questions, knowing we would get an answer, with examples."

Education Officer

For any organisation that has dealings with government, it is vital that employees possess a working knowledge of how government operates to help them be their most effective and efficient in their roles.

Whether delegates are new to the Public Sector or Civil Service or have been in their roles for a while and want to improve or specialise their governmental knowledge, this course will ensure that employees understand how government works and how their own organisations should be interacting with it.

Understanding the UK Government is an introductory course featured in the 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 workings of current Government
  • Features of the British system of government
  • Role of the Prime Minister
  • Role of the Cabinet and Cabinet Committees
  • Organisation of the Civil Service and wider public sector
  • Duties and responsibilities of Civil Servants and the key principles of the Civil Service Code
  • Parliamentary process including how Parliament holds Government to account: Parliamentary Questions, Select Committees and Legislation

Designed for:

This course is suitable for anyone who requires an introduction to, or wants to improve their understanding of the British system of Government.


Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of the British system of government and the role of Civil Servants and ministers within it.
 

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Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

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Location

Available to be delivered In-House

Dates

In-House Option

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

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Lead 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. 

"Excellent course - very informative - thank you!"

Intergovernmental Relations Advisor

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