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 Local Councils Association (ALCA)

CiLCA support in 3 sessions via Zoom (LCA 1, 2 & 3)

Introductory Session – 08.01.2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm
LCA 1 – 12.11.2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm
LCA 2 – 11.12.2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm
LCA 3 – 12.02.2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm

For further details and to book click here.

By mutual agreement ALCA welcomes Clerks from the Northumberland (NALC) area to this training programme.

Berkshire Association of Local Councils (BALC)

CiLCA support in 4 sessions (Woodley TBC)

Session 1 – 02.06.20
Session 2 – 08.09.20
Session 3 – 10.11.20
Session 4 – 12.01.21

For details contact; training@hampshirealc.org.uk

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)

CiLCA courses in 4 sessions

Session 1 – 15.04.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 2 – 13.05.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 3 – 17.06.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 4 – 15.07.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm

Session 1 – 16.09.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 2 – 21.10.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 3 – 18.11.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm
Session 4 – 09.12.21, 9:15am – 1:00pm

For details contact; office@capalc.org.uk

Hampshire Association of Local Councils (HALC)

CiLCA Support over 4 sessions via Zoom

Session 1 – 22.06.20
Session 2 – 07.09.20
Session 3 – 09.11.20
Session 4 – 11.01.21

For details contact; training@hampshirealc.org.uk

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils (HAPTC)

CiLCA Support over 4 sessions via Zoom

Session 1 – 08.10.20, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 2 – 12.11.20, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 3 – 21.02.21, 9.30am – 1.00pm
Session 4 – 01.04.21, 9.30am – 1.00pm

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

Norfolk Association of Local Councils (Norfolk ALC)

CiLCA Introduction
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
10am to 11.30am
Free for members, £20 + VAT for non-members
An opportunity to discuss your CiLCA study ambitions with our SLCC recognised Trainer. We will consider what is involved and how you might prepare for embarking on your learning.

CiLCA Training – starting March 2021 (6 sessions)
Cost: £250 + VAT for members (£300 + VAT for non-members)
Dates of our March 2021 course are: 18 March, 15 April, 13 May, 17 June, 15 July and 12 August.
The first session starts at 9.30am through to 1.30pm. Subsequent sessions times are 09.30am to 12.30pm.

This is the essential qualification for Clerks and bookings are open for our March 2021 course. The course is delivered online using Zoom.

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course. This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

Feedback from a Clerk on our October 2019 course, that finished in March 2020: “I really have enjoyed the course – a great mix of seminar and teaching – would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering it.”

For further information, contact trainer@norfolkalc.gov.uk or to book your place: https://www.norfolkalc.gov.uk/training-reservations.html

Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils (OALC)

CiLCA support over 4 sessions in Whitney

Session 3 – 23.06.20
Session 4 – 01.09.20

For details contact; christinelalley@oalc.org.uk

Shropshire Association of Local Councils (SALC)

CiLCA support over 4 sessions

Session 1 – 08.01.21
Session 2 – 12.02.21
Session 3 – 16.04.21
Session 4 – 11.06.21

By zoom, 9.30 am – 1.00pm

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

Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils (WALC)

CiLCA Portfolio Guidance units 3&4
20/01/2021
9:30am – 1.30pm
This session will focus on Unit 3: Finance for Local Councils Unit 4: Management for Local Councils.

CiLCA Portfolio Guidance units 1&5
15/03/2021
9:30 am – 1.30 pm

This session will focus on Unit 1: Core Roles in Local Council Administration and Unit 5: Community Engagement Transparency Code: Please ensure you have some knowledge of the TRANSPARENCY CODE prior to attending this session.

CiLCA Portfolio Guidance unit 2
20/05/2021
9:30 am – 1.30 pm

This session will focus on Unit 2: Law and Procedures in Local Councils GP0C & S137:

Please ensure you have some knowledge of the General Power of Competence and “Section 137 prior to attending this session.

To book your place visit the WALC website.


All sessions are held on Zoom

All sessions will begin with a general introduction focusing on how to approach the tasks: to help new candidates, and refresh the memories of those who have already attended.

Candidates will be expected to have read and absorbed the introduction (Setting the Scene) in the portfolio guide prior to attending

Fees: Free to training scheme subscribers, £30.00 to members of neighbouring associations, £60.00 to non-members

Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC)

CiLCA support over 4 sessions via Zoom

Session 1 – 09.07.20
Session 2 – 03.09.20
Session 3 – 22.10.20
Session 4 – 07.01.21

For details contact; kfielding@communityfirst.org.uk

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils (Worcestershire CALC)

Thursday 10th September
£65
Introduction to CiLCA
9:30am – 12:30pm at Hawford, Shires Farm, Worcester WR3 7SG
A session to introduce you to CiLCA and what you need to do to be successful in the qualification, including some practical work.

Thursday 8th October
£65
CiLCA Portfolio
9:30am – 12:30pm at Hawford, Shires Farm, Worcester WR3 7SG

Thursday 5th November
£65
CiLCA Portfolio
9:30am – 12:30pm at Hawford, Shires Farm, Worcester WR3 7SG

Thursday 10th December
£65
CiLCA Portfolio
9:30am – 12:30pm at Hawford, Shires Farm, Worcester WR3 7SG

To book please contact caroline at caroline@worcscalc.org.uk