10 am - 1 pm - 6 sessions over 7 months starting September 2021

A course aimed at motivating clerks, council officers and councillors to complete the CiLCA qualification.  This course 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. 



Venue to be confirmed nearer the time


Julie King


To be confirmed (the 2020 CiLCA price is £236 subscribers | £295 non-subscribers)

It is recommended that students have at least 6 months' experience working with their council and have undertaken basic training for clerks and councillors as a minimum.  The course will strengthen your knowledge and enrich your council, and passing the course is one of the two eligibility criteria in order to obtain the Power of General Competence.

Attending this course will involve your councillors in the work you are undertaking, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner. This course will lead to the Qualification Certificate in Local Council Administration (awarded at level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework).

It is estimated that most of the work needed for your portfolio can be found within your existing council documents, so you will need to attend all of the training sessions. We estimate, as a guide, that you will need to commit between 8 -10 hours between each session.  This is why we believe this is the best way to study for your CiLCA qualification: in bite-size sessions to help you to keep up with the workload.

We advise that all students have a learning agreement in place with their councils (which we can supply).

The qualification is accredited through the Society of Local Council Clerks and there is an additional fee of £350 to them which pays for the marking and accreditation of your work - https://www.slcc.co.uk/qualification/cilca/.

About the tutor

Julie King has been a clerk since 2005 working for several councils during this time. She is an experienced tutor and partner of Norfolk PTS. Julie is in the unusual position of taking the CiLCA qualification twice - first of all in 2008 and then again in 2019 to ensure she's completely up-to-date with this new qualification.

Attendees can gain 20 CPD points from attending this course.  Students could be eligible for a generous bursary from the SLCC Norfolk Branch - contact us to find out more.


Feedback from recent attendees: 

Excellent. As a new clerk this has been extremely useful pointing me in the right direction and explaining legislation and where to find information.

I will miss these sessions!

Most enjoyable. Julie is an excellent tutor and I feel confident that I will be able to complete the course.

Very useful! I couldn't have tackled the CiLCA without this training.

The training was very detailed and interesting, I have learnt an enormous amount attending the course. 

The course helped me to understand the legislation behind the council actions.

Very, very helpful. Even if I don't submit a portfolio, the training sessions were well worth attending in their own right.


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