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


How our virtual classrooms work

Our Virtual Classroom courses allows you to attend our classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use the ‘Microsoft Teams’ meeting software. Before you attend, please check that you meet the system requirements. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department to ask about permitting the website.

You are also welcome to use your personal laptop, tablet or even your smart phone. Please just forward our course invite to your personal email, or just copy and paste the link into your browser.

If you encounter any problems, please feel free to get in touch. We can set up a test meeting before the course.

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