TRAINING FOR IMPROVING & EXPERIENCED CLERKS

Our sector is constantly changing, whether it's adapting to new legislation or finding new ways of working because of technological advances.  It's important to keep ourselves updated - you can do this by attending our well-regarded courses, seminars and clerks' networking sessions.

29 Sept 2022

Venue:

Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham NR11 6UH

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

29 Sept 2022

Venue:

Community Action Norfolk, Signpost House, Dereham NR20 3TL

This course is aimed at helping those responsible for managing play spaces learn how to effectively inspect their play equipment on a regular basis.

6 Oct 2022

Venue:

Sprowston Garden Centre, Blue Boar Lane, Norwich NR7 8RJ

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

12 Oct 2022

Venue:

Costessey, near Norwich

A course aimed at motivating clerks, council officers and councillors to complete the CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification.  Our experienced tutor will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes, explain how to compile your portfolio and provide you with ongoing mentoring to ensure you complete the qualification. 


This course began in September 2022: 10 am - 1 pm over 6 sessions over 7 months on the following dates: 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December 2022, 8 February 2023 and 8 March 2023.

18 Oct 2022

Venue:

Breckland Lodge (just off A11), London Road, Attleborough NR17 1AY

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

20 Oct 2022

Venue:

Held online on a date to suit you

Are you looking to improve your council's finances using Excel?


Sara can provide you with a new Excel accounts template which will save you time in the long-run because it prevents duplication of data between your spreadsheets.  

3 Nov 2022

Venue:

Held online

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

9 Nov 2022

Venue:

Roxley Hall, 66 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew NR7 0QF

Parish and Town Councils have a duty and they also have a power! This course explains the complex legal background to allotments and the formalities in running them.  It explains the managing of allotments and the problems which can occur, and how best to deal with them.  Attendees benefit from receiving useful template documents as part of the course.

9 Nov 2022

Venue:

Held online on a date to suit you

Could you benefit from some 1-2-1 training Word training from an IT trainer?  Are you concerned about how you should be meet the new Accessibility laws that require you to make your documents Accessible?  Norfolk PTS can provide you with short training sessions from our associate Helen Fooks who has experience of working with people at all skill levels and on different versions of Word.

10 Nov 2022

Venue:

Held online

This course guides you through the requirements of data protection legislation to ensure that your council is compliant.  Your council needs to manage, review and record how it deals with data protection, along with subject access requests and data breaches.

21 Nov 2022

Venue:

Held online

We all know that councils must meet in order to make decisions so agendas are a key tool in local council management. This course will look at best practice models and give you tips on how to create really professional-looking agendas that are modern and clear. This course is recommended for all Clerks who are looking for inspiration to improve their council agendas.

23 Nov 2022

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

25 Nov 2022

Venue:

The George Hotel, Swaffham PE37 7LJ

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

8 Dec 2022

Venue:

Held online

Understanding how the planning system operates and routinely considering planning applications are key responsibilities of parish and town councils.  We look at the process from both the parish/town council and district/borough council perspective and how to manage the expectations of the public who are likely to attend our meetings.

10 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

12 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Are you a councillor or clerk who feels you would like to have a better grasp of your council's finances? Local councils spend public money but who specifically controls the finances?  This course gives a comprehensive overview of the council's financial year. 

16 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Council minutes are a legal document once signed and need to stand the test of time - maybe in 50 or 100 years' time a clerk or councillor will need to refer to the minutes you have written! It's important that your minutes give the right amount of detail and are easy to follow. This course will look at best practice models to use and give you tips and hints on how to create really professional-looking minutes that are modern and clear. 

19 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

20 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Every local council must have an internal auditor: someone who is independent of the management of the council and competent to carry out the role.  This role has become significantly more important for ‘exempt’ councils: those with a turnover under £25,000. 

23 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

26 Jan 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

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