Civil Service Learning

Information about Civil Service Learning, the services it offers civil servants and how to contact the team.

Civil Service Learning (CSL) provides learning and development for all civil servants.  We work with experts in learning and development to create and provide a range of high-quality learning that supports and equips civil servants to deliver excellent public services.

CSL is part of the Cabinet Office.


Our curriculum offers a mix of different types of learning so that civil servants can learn in a way that works for them. For example, many topics have some preparation (such as reading), a face-to-face workshop and a practical activity (so that learners can apply what they’ve learnt back in the workplace).

To ensure all our new learning has the desired impact, it is piloted a number of time and measured against our quality standards, before we make it available to book.

If you’re a civil servant with a specific learning need and you can’t see a topic you need on offer, get in touch and we’ll work with you to source it.

What we offer

All our learning is available on the CSL website. Civil servants must register to access the learning.


You can contact the Civil Service Learning helpdesk on

How we buy learning & development services

Annex 11 of Cabinet Office Controls contains a summary of the spending control process that governs learning and development.

We are re-tendering the government’s contract for learning and development. The Prior Information Notice summarising our future requirements is available on the Crown Commercial Service website.

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Published 30 July 2015
Last updated 2 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Guide to Civil Service Learning's most popular courses added

  2. Information on Prior Information Notice for re-tendering of the government's learning and development contract published.

  3. First published.