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An introduction to council finance in England

Financial Introduction to Local Council Administration (FILCA)

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Develop your career with Community Governance

Choose your level of study:

  • Certificate of Higher Education (Level 4)
  • Foundation Degree (Level 5)
  • Honours Degree (Level 6)
Community Governance 2022
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Online fraud increased 70% during the pandemic

Councils are particularly vulnerable.

Learn how to recognise attacks & minimise risk with the Cyber Awareness e-Course

Cyber Awareness e-Course
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Clerks’ Year Calendar Training

Join us for one-day virtual training!

  • Preparing your 2022/23 budget
  • Using social media to support your council
  • Tips for running a health & wellbeing project

8 September 2021, £45 + VAT for members

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SLCC Webinar Training

View the latest webinar training sessions designed to support you, your council & your community.

  • Gain CPD Points
  • Save time & money
  • Expand your knowledge
The new web accessibility regulations create legal obligations for public sector websites.
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ILCA – The Essential Knowledge

Level 2, online course providing an introduction to the work of a local council, the clerk & its councillors

£120 + VAT

CiLCA gives you a broad knowledge of all the aspects of the clerk's work
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Are you a New Clerk?

Get your FREE welcome pack containing information about your new clerking role and responsibilities – you don’t have to be an SLCC member.

Contact us with your name, council and address and we’ll send you a welcome pack.

Find out about the training initiative to support new clerks in their first 12 months of employment and attend a New Clerk Event delivered by webinar, packed with best-practice advice.

SLCC Membership

Become a member of the SLCC today. If you are a local council clerk, officer or you have a role or interest in local councils, we are the professional body for you. Representing clerks to over 5,000 councils in England and Wales, we provide the necessary training, advice and support you need to promote best practice within the sector.

Benefits of Joining

SLCC membership offers a wealth of services and benefits, take advantage of everything our membership has to offer:


Professional queries were answered by our team of Advisors in 2020


Sector news stories in 2020


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SLCC resolved over 9356 advice queries from members in the last year


We offer a range of qualifications tailored to meet the needs of local council officers and others working with local councils in England and Wales.


Latest events

Keep up to date with the latest legislative changes, choose from a variety of training courses, webinars, events or Branch meetings in your local area.

Latest news

Read a selection of the latest news and information from the sector

Member advice & support

The SLCC advisory service delivers professional advice from experienced advisors by email, telephone or through the comprehensive, online advice library.

Advice Library

Over 600 advice documents listed under 90 different categories! Choose your advice: Advice Note – statement of fact or law, Guidance Notes – the process, Model Documents – adapt to suit your council

Talk to an Advisor

Seek professional advice from our team of advisors by telephone or email, 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

The SLCC advisory service delivers professional advice from experienced advisors by email, telephone or through the comprehensive, online advice library.


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