Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average number of days training of full-time equivalent staff employed in her Department was in each of the last three financial years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The civil service aspiration is for five days’ training and development for each member of staff every year.

The majority of training and development is not formal training but is carried out within teams and groups and includes: research; on the job training; shadowing; mentoring; and coaching. Staff record their own personal development in line with the Department for Education’s Capability Review which is on an individual and local basis.

Information on the amount of time spent undertaking informal training is not collated centrally.

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