Current courses and events

To book onto an Aspire training course you must be working within a communications team for a ministerial / non-ministerial government department or one of their arm-length body organisations only.

Aspire courses

Aspire is a programme of 1,600 free training places consisting of different training modules designed to help make government communications exceptional. On occasion we may charge departments for training and any costs will be made clear before booking.

The programme is designed to be suitable for communications staff at all grades working in central government departments and other selected government organisations.

As places are limited you should make a request for a place with your departmental development advisor who will provide you with a code to make a booking. Cancellations / absentees will be monitored and may affect future allocation of places to departments.

Note: The Aspire programme is in the process of being reviewed. Please continue to check the courses and events page for the most up-to-date information.

Civil Service Learning 

Civil Service Learning offers a range of courses and learning materials for generic skills across the Civil Service. Their offer complements the learning and development programmes that are specific to departments and professions.

If you have any queries about booking on Civil Service Learning please contact the CSL helpline on 020 3367 8316 or email