For Government Departments

Since 2005 PLS has been a leading supplier of language training to central government. We have provided customised training in over 50 foreign languages to diplomatic and consular staff and civil servants, at all levels from beginner to advanced.  

Our qualified and highly experienced teachers are familiar with civil servants’ language requirements. We have developed a true understanding of public sector language training needs and our service provision includes bespoke training, specifically tailored to the learner’s needs.
Course plans are carefully tailored to the topics and skills required by civil servants.

The course programmes we offer to government departments include:

  • Full time, intensive training
  • Flexible, individual courses to fit in with learners’ busy schedules
  • Weekly group lunchtime and evening courses
  • Self-funded virtual group courses for individuals cross-government (see Whitehall virtual languages)  

Our approach

All courses start with a Needs Analysis, level assessment (if the individual has already had some language exposure) and the development of a tailored course plan. Progress is tested and reported on regularly, both informally during lessons and formal testing can be arranged. We work closely with all clients to review training programmes and align them with your needs and expectations.


Our teachers

Our qualified and highly experienced teachers are familiar with civil servants’ language requirements. We offer a range of training workshops, observations, mentoring and ongoing CPD to fine-tune their teaching skills.

This helps our trainers keep up to date with the latest teaching methodologies, such as the flipped-classroom approach.

Whitehall Virtual Languages

A unique solution for individual civil servants who are not part of a department-wide language programme. These self-funded, weekly online group language classes run in 3 “terms” each year, and are open to any employee of a government department or agency. 

Contact Us (HQ)

Language Solutions

7 King Street Cloisters

London, W6 0GY


Language Solutions Holdings - our companies

  Professional Language Solutions Ltd
Established in 1991, PLS provides language training in multiple formats and over 50 languages for corporate and government customers across the UK.
  Language Solutions International Ltd
Operating since 1993, LSI is the international wing of our organisation. We offer specialist English language training and assessments, as well as recruitment and manpower solutions for projects around the world.

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