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Departmental Training

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department have undertaken in the last 12 months. (266268)

Employees of the central Department and its agencies undertook the following internally available training during the last 12 months:

Absence Management


Assessment Centre Training

Customer Service

Data Protection

Diversity Awareness

Avoiding Harassment and Bullying

Driving Examiner Assessment


Emergency Officer Training

Coastguard Training

Employment Law

Communication—Oral and Written Skills

European Union Training

Coping with Traumatic Incidents

Finance and Audit

Health and Safety

Programme and Project Management

Impact Assessment

Recruitment and Selection Interviewing

Induction for New Entrants

Risk Assessment Training

Information Technology

Stress Management

Interviewee Skills

Talent Management

Language Courses

Telephone Skills

Leadership Skills

Traffic Officer Service Training

Manual Handling Training

Transport Security Officer Training

Marine Vessel Inspection

Vehicle Safety and Inspection

Marine Search and Rescue


Parliamentary Process

Performance Management

Personal Development

Personal Effectiveness

Pre-Retirement Courses


Professional Qualifications

Training with external companies is also available to Department for Transport employees, pending line manager approval. Details of external training is available only at disproportionate cost.

With regards to ministerial training, I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 835W, and 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1125W.