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UK Parliament launches free e-learning modules for teachers

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UK Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service has launched its first e-learning module for teachers.

Designed for teachers to develop their subject knowledge of UK Parliament, the first module – Understanding UK Parliament and Government – is available now. By the end of the free one-hour course, teachers will be able to:

  • explain some of the roles of the UK Government
  • explain who forms UK Parliament and its functions
  • outline some of the methods UK Parliament uses to scrutinise government

Additional stand-alone modules are set to be released in the autumn term, and will include articles, activities and video to deepen teachers’ understanding of the topic, as well as ideas for embedding knowledge of UK Parliament and democracy in their teaching practice.  

To find out more and sign up for the module, please visit here.

Learning for all

The e-learning modules for teachers are one of a number of online education courses UK Parliament has introduced this year. During the summer, a series of free workshops were launched to help young people aged 7-18 learn about the work of UK Parliament – and are currently available to book until the end of September.Hosted by Parliament’s trained education staff, the 45-60 minute workshops are available to both primary and secondary level educators, covering topics across the UK curricula. These private, curricula-linked sessions are accessible to students whether they are at home or in the classroom and designed to be broadcast live so questions can be asked throughout.

For further information and to book a session, please visit here.

UK Parliament’s award-winning Education and Engagement Service offers a wide range of free services for teachers and school children, linked to the UK curricula.  

These include orderable and downloadable teaching resourcesonline workshops for schools and much more. Discover more at 

UK Parliament Week

Taking place 1-7th November, UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.

Last year over 1.2 million people took part in UK Parliament Week, in every nation and region of the UK, and countries all over the world. There are lots of opportunities for schools and students to get involved.

To find out more and to sign up, please visit

In line with the latest Government advice and guidance from Public Health England, all visitor access to the UK Parliament has now stopped. The Education Centre is now closed and school tours have paused. We have also suspended our regional and national outreach activity to schools and community groups. 

The decision, consistent with the latest Government advice, has been taken by the Speakers of both Houses, in consultation with Public Health England, to preserve the operation of UK Parliament. 

All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business.

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