Learning and Development

The main resource for training for Members’ Staff is The Commons Learning and Development team. Courses take place both on the Parliamentary Estate and in regional cities, and if a course of interest is not available at a convenient location or date, they will endeavor to accommodate specific requirements, subject to sufficient demand.

Courses are free of charge to all Members’ staff who are paid through IPSA’s staffing allowance and travel costs to training events can be met from the expenses scheme administered by IPSA.

Full details can be found in the training section of the Parliamentary Intranet.

The full course catalogue is available via Act – the Parliamentary learning management system.  A list of course can be found at the bottom of this page.

House of Commons Library

The House of Commons Library also provides training that may be of value to staff.  Courses are open to Members of both Houses, their staff and parliamentary staff, unless otherwise stated on the course schedule and individual arrangements can be made for constituency staff.

See the Library’s training page on the Parliamentary Intranet for details and booking.

Other Providers

As you would expect, listing here does not imply any endorsement or promotion of the providers, but we are happy to list any organisation offering relevant training for Members’ staff. 

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Current Training Courses

Find It Online

Who should attend this course? Think you know about searching online? Do you type a word or two into Google and find what you think you’re looking for? This course focuses on effective research techniques and strategies to retrieve meaningful results when searching the internet as well as an introduction to other search tools. This …

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Finding Parliamentary Papers Online

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