Are you thinking of joining the Community Governance course? If so, you have a chance to win a scholarship of £1,000 towards the tuition fees!
The SLCC is delighted that Came & Company Local Council Insurance is sponsoring the scholarships to facilitate the professionalism of our sector.
To have a chance of winning one of two scholarships*, you should be applying to study for either the Certificate of Higher Education (Level 4) or the Foundation Degree (Level 5) starting in March 2018. To apply for the scholarship email your name, your role, your council(s) and, in no more than 300 words, explain how you would benefit from the funding.
*The scholarships are available to new students only.
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 26th January 2018.
Jonathan Whitehurst, Clerk to Potton Town Council, was delighted to win the 2017 scholarship and commented:
"Firstly, I would like to say how pleased I was to see that Came & Company Local Council Insurance are offering two more scholarships in 2018, they will certainly be valuable to the people who are awarded and the council(s) they work for currently and in the future. I hope you will continue to offer the scholarship for many years to come.
I was so pleased to be chosen as one of the two people to be awarded a scholarship in January 2017. I started the first year of the Foundation Degree in Community Governance (Level 5) in February 2017 and have now successfully completed year one. In this first year I have studied the following modules;
• Community Research
• Sustainable Communities
• Engaging Communities
These three modules have already proved very useful to the town council and I, they have helped with various projects that have been delivered (eg skatepark and town guide) and projects that are still to be delivered (eg car park extension and cycleway).
In the second year of Level 5 which starts in March 2018, I will be studying the following modules;
• Communities in the Political System
• The Manager’s Role
I must thank Elisabeth Skinner (Course Leader) and Dominic Stapleton (Assistant Course Leader) for their encouragement through this first year. Elisabeth is encouraging me to continue to the Honours Degree in Community Governance (Level 6) and postgraduate study.
Finally thank you for choosing me for one of the two scholarships in 2017."