Courses for Core Skills

Understanding the Workings of British Government


Aim: To help participants improve their understanding of the UK government and the relationships between officials, Ministers, Parliament and the public.

Welcome and Introduction

Government Framework Exercise

  • How it all fits together

The PM, Cabinet and Ministers

  • Powers and functions

Devolved Government in Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland



  • The parliamentary process
  • How it holds government to account

The Civil Service

  • Structures and principles
  • Working for Ministers


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