The Education Service

The Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service provides free educational programmes and resources for young people and teachers, on the history, role and work of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Working with MLAs, the Education Service aims to engage with young people and help them understand:

  • the relevance of the Northern Ireland Assembly;
  • how the Assembly works; and
  • how young people can get involved.

Programmes and resources are designed to support the school curriculum and equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to influence democratic decision-making. Relevant curriculum areas include Learning for Life and Work (LLW), Language & Literacy, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding, Government and Politics, and History. We also offer programmes for school councils and eco-councils. Our website is produced in partnership with CCEA (Council for Curriculum, Examination and Assessment). 

What we can do for you

Educational visits

Experience the Northern Ireland Assembly at Parliament Buildings.

Virtual Programme

Book a virtual session in your classroom, delivered by an Education Officer. MLAs can be invited too.  

Teaching toolkit

You can access lesson suggestions linked to web-based multimedia activities, including games, animation, videos and other printed material on our Teachers section.

Professional Learning Events for Teachers

Get new ideas for approaching citizenship and political literacy lessons at our free professional learning events. The events are also an opportunity for you to develop a greater insight into the workings of the Assembly.