Event Summary

Our unique, one-day, online course provides a comprehensive overview of the workings of Parliament and Government. It will focus on the wider Whitehall and Government Departments; and explains the functions of Devolved Administrations in the UK.

We will examine the role of Parliament and MPs in the passing of primary legislation, drawing on current Bills. You will learn about Parliament’s role in scrutinising Government and holding Ministers and officials to account; and hear first-hand insights into the relationship between Ministers and civil servants. You will gain practical understanding of the structure of Government departments and executive agencies, and how they work together, with Government, and other organisations. We will look at patterns of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and evolving devolution in England.

During tailored sessions, learn how your own organisation relates to other institutions and how current legislation impacts you.

Whether you work in the public, private, or third sector, you will deepen your knowledge of Government and governing in the UK and gain useful and practical lessons on how it all fits together.

The course will be of particular interest to those who are new to the civil service or the wider public sector, and the third sector.

Key Points

  • Understand the workings of Parliament
  • Examine the differences between the Commons and Lords and the role of MPs and Peers
  • Gain an overview of UK Government departments and associated public bodies
  • Understand how the scrutiny process works
  • Learn about the different powers of the Devolved Administrations
  • Benefit from tailored content, interactive sessions and real-life scenarios.