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 (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. 


Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Costessey, near Norwich


Julie King


£236 subscribers | £295 non-subscribers

We recommend that students have at least 12 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).

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. As a guide, we estimate 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 £410 to them which pays for the marking and accreditation of your work -

Students will need access to resources such as Local Council Administration and the Clerks' Manual.

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 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.


Dates of this course are: 15 September 2021, 20 October 2021, 17 November 2021, 15 December 2021, 16 February 2022 and 16 March 2022

Feedback from our 2020-21 CiLCA courses:

Very well's amazing how many things you learn and could improve on.

Informative, precise, factual and all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

The training has been really good and informative; Julie has gone above and beyond helping me.

Excellent training, very supportive and approachable tutor.

Excellent and informative - I learned a lot more by attending this course.

Excellent, and the back up of the online training available was really helpful.