England Building Your CiLCA Portfolio Course – Starting 10 November

Overview

CiLCA Portfolio Course

This is a CiLCA training course for clerks, deputy clerks and other council staff who wish to obtain their Level 3 qualification. 

It is very strongly recommended that you attend a CiLCA training course to help you in completing your evidence for the qualification.

Cost: Members – £250 + VAT, Non-members – £300 + VAT

Duration: 2 hours per session

100% Virtual: Sessions lead by a CiLCA trainer

 

 

Course Overview

The course comprises six 2-hour webinar sessions once a month. The aim is to help you to build your portfolio by understanding the evidence to be submitted for the CiLCA qualification. The sessions are lead by an experienced and well-qualified CiLCA trainer who will answer all your questions. The course content is as follows: 

Session 1 – Introduction to CiLCA: Find out how CiLCA works (Is CiLCA really right for you?) 

Session 2 – Unit One: Core Roles in Local Council Administration 

Session 3 – Unit Two: Law and Procedures for Local Councils 

Session 4 – Unit Three: Finance for Local Councils 

Session 5 – Unit Four: Management for Local Councils 

Session 6 – Unit Five: Community Engagement 

Sessions are not recorded to protect confidentiality.

Course Dates

Session 1 – Wednesday 10 November 2021

Session 2 – Wednesday 15 December 2021

Session 3 – Wednesday 19 January 2022

Session 4 – Wednesday 9 February 2022

Session 5 – Wednesday 16 March 2022

Session 6 – Wednesday 6 April 2022

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

You will need to complete a CiLCA training needs analysis and return it to cilca@slcc.co.uk prior to the first session. 

This course is similar to driving lessons; it is not the actual CiLCA qualification.

Candidates must register separately for the qualification for which the fee is £410. 

Requirements

• You are strongly advised to have had a minimum of 12 months working in the sector

• You should have achieved ILCA and ILCA to CiLCA or attended training for clerks run by your County Association

• You must complete a Training Needs Analysis form for your trainer

• You must have access to a computer/laptop in a location where you are not disturbed

Attendance Requirements: It is expected that all students will attend all six sessions.

CPD Points: You can claim 10 CPD points for attending this course.

Meet 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 Chairman 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.

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.

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