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.

19 May 2022

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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.  

24 May 2022

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Held online on a date to suit you

It is important that budgets and accounts are accessible especially when being published online or being copied to the minutes of meetings, so that everyone can read the files - either on-screen or with machine-readable software. This training will work on any spreadsheets you have and look at how we can ensure your files are Website Accessible. Our associate Helen Fooks has experience of working with people at all skill levels and on different versions of Excel.

7 Jun 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.

15 Jun 2022

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The Sugarbeat, Swainsthorpe, Norwich NR14 8PU

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.

21 Jun 2022

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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.

29 Jun 2022

Venue:

Aylsham Garden Centre, Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6UD

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.

30 Jun 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.

4 Jul 2022

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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. 

5 Jul 2022

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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.

7 Jul 2022

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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. 

13 Jul 2022

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Held online

This 2.5 hour information session is designed to help you find out about the CiLCA qualification and work out whether you are ready to take the course with us in September 2022.

14 Jul 2022

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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.

15 Jul 2022

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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.

14 Sept 2022

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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 will begin 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, 8 February, 8 March.

22 Sept 2022

Venue:

Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey

Our popular seminar is the opportunity to update yourself on key topics of interest and network with like-minded clerks and councillors.  The day will include sessions led by the Norfolk PTS team and invited speakers, as well as break-out sessions during the afternoon.

26 Sept 2022

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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.

20 Jan 2023

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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. 

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