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CILCA - next course starting September 2024


10 am - 1 pm

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 achieve this qualification. 


Thursday, 12 September 2024


Costessey, near Norwich


Julie King


£288 subscribers | £360 non-subscribers

Starting in September 2024: 6 sessions over 7 months to be held on the following Thursday mornings 10am - 1pm at The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey, NR8 5AH:

12 September | 10 October | 14 November | 12 December | 13 February | 13 March

We recommend that students have at least 12 months' experience working with their council and have undertaken basic training as a minimum.  

CiLCA is best tackled in bite-size sessions, giving you the opportunity to complete the learning outcomes as you go along, we estimate that you will need to commit between 8 -10 hours between each session to complete the necessary work. 

We also believe that this course is best delivered face-to-face, giving you the opportunity to fully engage in the sessions and to network with fellow attendees. 

The course will strengthen your knowledge and enrich your council, and passing CiLCA is one of the two eligibility criteria in order to obtain the Power of General Competence.

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

The qualification is administered through the Society of Local Council Clerks and there is an additional fee of £450 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.  Julie explains topics knowledgeably and clearly, with years of wisdom from being a practising clerk herself.

20 CPD points are available for students who gain the qualification.  


Julie always receives excellent feedback from her CiLCA courses. We'll happily put you in touch with someone who has recently passed their CiLCA having attended our course.

Feedback from our recent CiLCA courses:

The CiLCA course is very broad covering a range of disciplines. Julie was confident and so good at conveying exactly what each learning outcome required. The approach taken in attending the CiLCA training at Costessey is essential. The criteria for each learning outcome is very specific. March '24

The training sessions were well paced, informative and enjoyable. March '23

Well presented, informative, friendly, thank you. March '23

I have learnt a lot. March '23

The training sessions followed the CiLCA curriculum perfectly. Thank you for an excellent course and fantastic support. March '23

Excellent! Very friendly environment with lots of information and support provided, learnt a lot! March '23

Having been a Clerk for more than 15 years and two other attempts to complete the CiLCA via another route - I finally with the help, guidance and commitment of Julie King succeeded. Without Julie's continuous and ongoing support I may have given up again.

Attending the CiLCA course was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and resulted in both my knowledge and confidence growing far more than I could have anticipated. Thank you for all of your guidance, support and encouragement.

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

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 the back up of the online training available was really helpful.


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