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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This one-day programme is designed to help busy public sector professionals and managers understand how British government works – both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of policy and policy-making. In a very interactive, responsive and hands-on way, we’ll explore the ‘tools of government’ and how they can be deployed in making policy – as well as the various institutions and actors involved. Even if you are not directly involved in policy (making, implementing or evaluating) this event should help you understand better the context of your professional or managerial work.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

03 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

21 Jun 2019

Course fee

Home: £295
Overseas: £295

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

Course code