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 Would you like to build your confidence in your role within local council? 
The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification provides you with a broad knowledge of all the aspects of a clerk's work - roles and responsibilities, the law, procedures, finance planning and community involvement. It is a level 3, foundation qualification for local council officers and others working with local councils.

Study CiLCA and learn the tools to:

  • Make confident, informative decisions for your council and your community
  • Advise the council on its duties and powers
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ensure your council is compliant with proper financial practices
  • Set a vision for the future for your council and your community
  • Respond to questions and problems with a dynamic, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Advise and support the council as it identifies and implements plans for the future

Your CiLCA sign-up process:

1. Go on a CilCA training session
Contact your local County Training Partnership who will be able to assist you in organising training and development to help you achieve the qualification
find an SLCC CiLCA training session near you.

When booking your CiLCA training session lookout for the CiLCA recognised trainer logo.

If you can’t find a course near you then let us know by completing an ‘Expressions of Interest’ form.

2. Register for your CiLCA qualification
Click here to register for your CiLCA qualification online after you have attended your first training session. The cost to register is £350* (non-vatable).

*Do you work for a council in Wales with a turnover (i.e. annual budgeted income) of under £100,000? Click here to apply for a bursary to cover the full cost of CiLCA!
Please note that the cost of the CiLCA course is in addition to the registration fee. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the course. Please ensure that the name you register for the qualification is the name of the student on the course. If you have a BT email address please click here to read our advice on adding no-reply@eportfolio.online to your safe sender list.

3. Your Login Details
You will then receive your details to login to the online portfolio tool called
EMMA where you can upload your completed work.

Please note that this can take up to four weeks, but your 12-month completion period begins from the date of registration. This will be noted on your registration email.

4. Use the portfolio guide to help you study:
Click here to download the 2017 Portfolio Guide in English language.

Click here to download the 2017 Portfolio Guide in Welsh language.
Gan bod ein staff gweinyddu yn ddi Gymraeg, oes modd gofyn unrhyw gwestiwn yn Saesneg os gwelwch yn dda.

5. Submit your portfolio
Submit your portfolio using

Watch the video to find out more:

If you have any questions please email cilca@slcc.co.uk

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