County Association Training

County associations are representative bodies for local councils in their area and play a key role in the work that the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) do.

Please see below a list of training offered by the Council Associations.

Avon Association of Local Councils (AALC)

ALCA is holding its Introduction to CiLCA session on 23rd May at 10.00 am – 12.00 pm on Zoom. it can be booked HERE.

The details of what we are offering in terms of ongoing support are HERE and I will send you our course dates and times once they have been confirmed.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)

At CAPALC our CiLCA Training is undertaken over 5 sessions, all delivered remotely via Zoom and using the 2021 Portfolio Guide.

CAPALC’s CiLCA Training and Support Programme costs £400 for CAPALC members and includes all 5 sessions alongside mentoring support (including post training support) which is offered either one-to-one or in our CiLCA Mentoring Drop-In Sessions.

You will be allocated a personal trainer/mentor at the beginning of your training course so you have a clear point of contact.

For more details on CiLCA training or to book on the free ‘Introduction to CiLCA’ session, contact Samantha Sharp office@capalc.org.uk

2021 Autumn Course

Session 1 – Wednesday 8th September, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2 – Wednesday 29th September, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 3 – Wednesday 20th October, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 4 – Wednesday 24th November, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 5 – Wednesday 15th December, 9:30am – 12:30pm

2022 Spring Course
9th March Intro – times to be confirmed
23rd March 9.30 – 12.30
20th April 9.30 – 1.30
25th May 9.30 – 12.30
22nd June 9.30 – 12.30
20th July 9.30 – 12.30

2022 Autumn Course
7th September – Intro – Times to be confirmed
14th September 9.30 – 12.30
5th October 9.30 – 1.30
26th October 9.30 – 12.30
16th November 9.30 – 12.30
7th December 9.30 – 12.30

County Durham Association of Local Councils & Cleveland Association of Local Councils (CDALC)

2021/2022  CILCA Training 

Introductory Module – 20 July 2021 (Free event)

(Find out if you are ready to start CiLCA, how to register & what we will be doing over the next year)

Unit 1 – Tuesday 5 October 2021
Unit 2 – Tuesday 7 December 2021
Unit 3 – Tuesday 8 February 2022
Unit 4 – Tuesday 5 April 2022
Unit 5 – Tuesday 7 June 2022

For more information contact Steve /Audrey CDALC@durham.gov.uk

Devon Association of Local Councils (DALC)

Devon’s CiLCA Support Programme costs £300+VAT, and includes 7 training webinars covering all units alongside 12 months of mentoring support offered either one-to-one or in our monthly CiLCA Mentoring Drop-In Sessions, all with one of our CiLCA Recognised Trainers.

Contact enquiries@devonalc.org.uk for an Expression of Interest Pack. Next dates include:

Spring 2022 4 May, 25 May, 29 June, 20 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October

Autumn 2022 1 November, 8 November, 6 December, 10 January 23, 7 February 23, 7 March 23, 28 March 23

Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC)

CiLCA Support over 4 sessions via Zoom

Session 1 – 10.05.21, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Session 2 – 21.06.21, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Session 3 – 06.09.21, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Session 4 – 08.11.21, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Via Zoom and using the new 3rd Edition of The portfolio Guide.

For details contact; training@hampshirealc.org.uk

29th April 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
5th July 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
30th September 2021. 9.30 am -1.00pm
18th November 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm

Contact, Sarah Rowland; training@hampshirealc.org.uk

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils (HAPTC)

CiLCA Support over 4 sessions via Zoom

Session 1 – 08.09.21, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 2 – 13.10.21, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 3 – 01.12.21, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 4 – 26.01.22, 9.30am – 1.00pm

Via Zoom and using the new 3rd Edition of The portfolio Guide.

For more details contact Sue Campbell, Sue@haptc.org.uk

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC)

Train the Trainer

We have now arranged for the Train the Trainer course to be delivered online.  The course is not only for new trainers but trainers who want to have a refresher and explore new ways of delivering training.  This is a certified course with Imaginarium and a certificate will be provided on successful completion.  This course is a new requirement by SLCC for anyone delivering CiLCA training that do not have an Educational background/qualification

The aims of the course:

  • Give delegates the ability to design and deliver courses
  • Understand the importance of different learning styles
  • Understand their own learning style
  • Develop an interactive approach – this is even more important during online training
  • Make training interesting and fun
  • Build confidence

Dates and Session times:

Session 1: Monday 15th Nov 10:00-11:30

Session 2: Friday 19th Nov 10:00-11:30

Session 3: Monday 22nd Nov 9:30-13:30

Please log on 10 minutes prior to the start time.  Allow some over run for each session depending on the amount of questions.  Session 3 will consist of all delegates presenting a short 10 minute course with feedback afterwards. Some prep and homework will be required for each session.

Click here to find out more and book

A confirmation letter with the link for Zoom will be sent out prior to the courses.

Norfolk Association of Local Councils (Norfolk ALC)

CiLCA Training – 6-session course and ongoing mentoring support to portfolio completion.

Cost: £250 + VAT for members (£300 + VAT for non-members)

The first session starts at 9.30am through to 1.30pm. Subsequent sessions times are 09.30am to 12.30pm. All sessions are delivered through Zoom.

March 2022 course

Session dates are 24 March, 21 April, 19 May, 23 June, 21 July and 25 August.

September 2022 course

Session dates are 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December, 19 January and 16 February.

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment. This training course will explain how to compile your portfolio, and considers each of the 30 learning outcomes, through discussions, exercises, and feedback on produced work.

For further information or to discuss other CiLCA study options, such as individual support, contact our CiLCA recognised Trainer, Gabbie Joyce, on  trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk

You can book your place via our online booking system.

Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils (OALC)

12th July 2021. 9.30 – 1.00 pm
27th September 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
29th November 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
24th January 2022. 9.30 am – 1.00pm

Contact Lucy Dalby; info@oalc.org.uk

Shropshire Association of Local Councils (SALC)

CiLCA support over 4 sessions

Session 1 – 01.10.21, 9:30 am – 1:00pm
Session 2 – 12.11.21, 9:30 am – 1:00pm
Session 3 – 21.01.22, 9:30 am – 1:00pm
Session 4 – 08.04.22, 9:30 am – 1:00pm

By zoom, and using the new 3rd Edition of The portfolio Guide.

For details contact Gail.Power@shropshire.gov.uk

Staffordshire Parish Councils Association (SPCA)

CiLCA support over 8 sessions 

April 2022 – November 2022

Provisional dates:

Session 1 – 28/04/22 9:30am-1:00pm
Session 2 – 24/05/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 3 – 17/06/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 4 – 11/07/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 5 – 17/08/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 6 – 15/09/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 7 – 11/10/22 10:00am-12:00pm
Session 8 – 16/11/22 10:00am-12:00pm

Our CiLCA Support Programme includes all 8 sessions alongside 12 months of mentoring support which is offered either one-to-one or in our CiLCA Mentoring Drop-In Sessions.

Sessions will be held via zoom.

For further details please contact spca.parish@staffordshire.gov.uk.

Surrey and Sussex County Associations

CiLCA training course over four sessions

2022

Session 1 – 25th January 2022 (3 hours)
Session 2 – 8th February 2022 (4 hours)
Session 3 – 8th March 2022 (4 hours)
Session 4 – 29th March 2022 (4 hours)

Session 1 – 5th April 2022 (3 hours)
Session 2 – 10th May 2022 (4 hours)
Session 3 – 14th June 2022 (4 hours)
Session 4 – 5th July 2022 (4 hours)

Sessions start at 9.30am

For information and to enrol please contact either Sue or Pauline at cilca4surrey.sussex@gmail.com

Students should be available to attend all of the sessions in order to allow them to build up their CiLCA portfolio.

2022/23 Surrey and Sussex Programme Dates

West Sussex ALC, East Sussex ALC and Surrey ALC offer the below online training:

The introduction session will be 2.5 hours starting at 9.30am.

All other sessions will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm online.

Introduction session First Training Session Second Training Session Final Training Session
20 September 2022 11 October 2022 8 November 2022 13 December 2022
24 January 2023 14 February 2023 7 March 2023 28 March 2023
18 April 2023 9 May 2023 13 June 2023 4 July 2023
19 September 2023 10 October 2023 7 November 2023 12 December 2023

For more details and to book a place, please contact Sue Hobbs or Pauline Whitehead at cilca4surrey.sussex@gmail.com

Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils (WALC)

All sessions are held on Zoom and run from 9.30am – 1.00pm.

Tutor Gill Lungley

Fees: £35.00 to Members working towards CiLCA

CiLCA Introduction and Unit 1  

12 January 2022

CiLCA Units 2 and part Unit 3     

09 February 2022

CiLCA part Unit 3 and Unit 4       

09 March 2022

CiLCA Unit 5 and summary         

06 April 2022

To book your place visit the WALC website.

Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC)

CiLCA support over 4 sessions via Zoom

11th November 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
16th December 2021. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
13th March 2022. 9.30 am – 1.00pm
July tbc 2022 9.30 am – 1.00pm

Via Zoom and using the new 3rd Edition of The portfolio Guide.

For details contact; kfielding@communityfirst.org.uk