CiLCA Portfolio Course
This is a training course for clerks, deputy clerks and other council staff in England, who wish to obtain their CiLCA Level 3 qualification. The CiLCA portfolio course sessions will be webinar based and delivered over 4 to 6 webinar sessions, once a month throughout the year.

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)


Session 1 – Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Session 2 – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Session 3 – Tuesday 24th November 2020

Session 4 – Tuesday 15th December 2020

Session 5 – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Session 6 – Tuesday 9th February 2021

Time: Each session will be from 10:00am – 12:00pm


The cost for this course is: £250 + VAT

Please note that the above cost is for the CiLCA Portfolio training course only and not the CiLCA qualification.
Students must register for the CiLCA qualification separately and the registration fee is £350 (from 01 October 2020 the fee is £410).

We recommend registering for the CiLCA qualification once you have attended at least the first session of the training course.

CPD points

Claim 10 CPD points for attending this course!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

Course content

The content of these webinar courses will be the same as what is delivered on the face to face training. Each of the webinar sessions is 2 hours in length and will cover the individual units for CiLCA in succession. The course covers the following areas of CiLCA

  • The EMMA ePortfolio system
  • Background to each unit and learning outcome in the CiLCA Portfolio guide giving you a broad knowledge of all the aspects of the clerk’s work
  • Evidence required to build your ePortfolio for the CiLCA qualification.

Meet the Trainers – Elisabeth Skinner


Elisabeth was appointed the Academic Leader of the Society in 2012 after 22 years as a lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire where she was Course Leader for the higher education qualification for clerks.  For the Society, she has overall responsibility for ILCA, CiLCA and Community Governance delivered in partnership with De Montfort University.  On behalf of the Improvement & Development Board for the sector she helped to create CiLCA and has been training CiLCA candidates for the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils for many years.  She was awarded an MBE for her services to the local council sector in 2019.

Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC, Academic Leader

CiLCA Recognised Trainer

Sue Hobbs

Further information to come.

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