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Departmental Training

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency spent on training courses for staff in the last (i) 12 months and (ii) five years. (210566)

The information is as follows:

(i)The Department for Culture Media and Sport has spent a total of £660,804 on learning and development for the financial year 2007-08. This figure includes spending from the L&D central and delegated divisional training budgets. It also includes learning and development events organised by DCMS and accessed by staff from the Royal Parks agency.

(ii) The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agency has a total learning and development spend of £3,349,724 for the last five financial years.

In the last five financial years:

Total spend (£)











All figures include external venue costs where these were required to deliver training events.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by civil servants in his Department in the last 12 months. (210574)

The training undertaken by the civil servants in DCMS within the last 12 months are:

Advanced experimental design and analysis

Annual Conference for Non-executives on Civil Service Boards

Association of Chartered Accounts (Papers F2 -F9)

Certificate in Personnel Practice

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

CIPD Employment Electives and People Management Development

Clean language and Symbolic Modelling



Constructive Conversations

Diploma (Supported Further Education)

Doctorate of Business Administration

Effective Briefing

Effective Ministerial Correspondence

Effective Minute Taking

Effective selection

Equality Impact Assessment wash up session

Essential writing skills for all Civil Servants

EU Decision-making process and problem solving

Executive Masters in Business Administration

Excel 2000 Levels 1 & 2

Finance for Purchasers

Financial Aspects of Sponsorship

Gateway Reviewer

Government Economic Service Annual Conference

Government Framework

GSS AS/StO induction Course

HNC (Supported Further Education)

How Brussels works

How Government works

How Parliament works


Influential Manager

Intermediate NVQ level 3 Open Flexible Learning (AAT)

Interviewee skills

Intro to Government Finance

Intro to Programme Management

Intro to Projects in DCMS

Introduction to Purchasing



IT Surgery

JEGS Training

Leaders UnLtd

Leading and Influencing

MA—Various (Supported Further Education)

Making Policy that Happens

Management and Personal Development for Women

Managing for the first time

MBTI Step 1 Qualifying


Mind Mapping Techniques

Minute taking

NLP Master class Intensive CPD weekend


Performance Management

Personal effectiveness

Persuading and Influencing Stakeholders


Presentation Skills

Prince 2 for Practitioners

Procurement and Contract management

Project basis

Project management Essentials

Risk Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability

SCS Base Camp

Stakeholder Management

Strategic Supply Chain Management

Stress Management

Succession planning and Talent Management Workshop

Team Awaydays

Time Management

Tourism Day—Using Evidence and Analysis

Use of Evidence and Analysis


Young Public Sector Programme

Staff and managers identify any training requirements, including specialist, through personal development discussion. This is then submitted to learning and development for consideration that it meets the business, team and individual needs. Therefore the Department will provide any training that is relevant and has been requested.