Designed for students in England & Wales who have already attended face-to-face, CiLCA training with SLCC or their County Association, each 60-minute webinar will cover one unit and, to provide individual support, each webinar will cater for a maximum of 6 delegates.

We would ask that students who receive training and mentoring through their County Association to contact them in the first instance to find out if they are offering a similar virtual service.

Webinar delegates are advised to come prepared to ask questions and share their thoughts.

Date: Tuesday 21 June, 10:00am – 11:00am

Price: The cost for this session is: £20 + VAT

Duration: 1 hour per focus session

Course Overview

This 60-minute webinar will cover one of the five CiLCA units, and clarify what is expected for submissions.

To provide more tailored level of support, each webinar will be limited to a maximum of 6 delegates.

You are advised to come prepared to ask questions and share your thoughts.

Sessions are not recorded to protect confidentiality.



If you have not attended a CiLCA training course, the awarding body recommends that you attend training to assist you in completing your qualification. You should always contact your County Association first, to find out the dates and cost of your County Association CiLCA training. The SLCC also provides training for CiLCA, click here to view SLCC’s available training.

CPD Points: You can claim 1 CPD point per CiLCA focus session


You should have:

  • Attended CiLCA training with the SLCC or your County Association within the past 18 months.
  • Enrolled on the CiLCA qualification
  • Access to the relevant CiLCA portfolio guide
  • Access to a computer/laptop in a location where you are not disturbed

Attendance Requirements: Students who receive training and mentoring through their County Association should contact them in the first instance to find out if they provide a similar virtual service as it is preferable to undertake CiLCA training locally.

About the Trainer

Bruce Poole BA (Hons) FILCM MMC

Bruce has wide experience in the second of his two careers the first running a management company for 35 years and the second in the  first tier of local government both as a Town and Parish Clerk spanning some 30 plus years. He is currently the Clerk for Bleadon Parish Council where up to 2015 he had served for some 26 years. Now having returned by invitation. In the intervening years he has undertaken the role of consultant on numerous occasions when various councils have required a new direction.

He is a Past President of the Society of Local Council Clerks 2010/11 having served on its National Executive Council and as Cabinet Member for a number of years. Currently he is the Mentor of the Somerset Branch of Town and Parish Clerks previously serving as Chair for 14 years. He is CiLCA Trained and holds the Certificate for the Power of Well Being. He gained a 2.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Local Policy with the University of Gloucestershire in 2010. From this he continues to act as an Employment Support Officer for AALC and runs several Training Courses for both SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) and SALC (Somerset Association of Local Councils).

Bruce holds Fellowship Membership of the Society of Local Council Management and is a Master Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. He had the honour of serving the IIMC as its Regional Director in 2015-17. Currently he is a committee member of the IIMC Membership and Mentoring Committee

He is a passionate believer in seeing clerk colleagues suitably qualified especially with CiLCA and the Local Governance Degree. He will do all that he can to see that both new colleagues to the sector and those of some long standing are given every support and encouragement to aspire to these very commendable aspirations.

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