British Government - How it all Works - Online Course - Community Learning - 18:30-20:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 8pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £18

About this course

This course will explore the role of Parliament and Government from its early beginnings through to the present day. It will follow the journey of political ideas from its inception through to its implementation and will explore how we as citizens might be able to influence the very laws that impact on all our lives.  

It has never been more important to try and make sense of Britain’s unwritten constitution and to understand the role of the Monarch, the Government, Parliament, the courts and most importantly the role of the British people. 

At the end of the sessions you will, 

--Understand the difference between Parliament, Government and the Judiciary and how they interact with each other 

--Be able to explain how a bill becomes law 

--Empower learners to fully participate in the running of your country and how to influence its laws.  

 What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners? 

  • The operation of the main branches of government, 
  • Executive—Monarch, Prime Minister, Cabinet, Government departments 
  • Legislature—House of Commons, House of Lords 
  • Judiciary—Different types of courts and what they cover 
  • Local administrations—local councils, devolved governments and parliaments 
  • How the learners can participate in the workings of all the above. 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • An understanding of how the different strands of the United Kingdom government work and how they interact with each other. Learners will have an understanding of the roles of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and what role local administrations have.  

  • Learners will also gain an awareness of the role they can play in the affairs of the nation and how they can help influence policy.  

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • A willingness to engage in discussion and a desire to understand the workings of the state. 

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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