England CiLCA Portfolio Course – Starting 1st December


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 1st December 2020

Session 2 – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Session 3 – Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Session 4 – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Session 5 – Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Session 6 – Tuesday 13th April 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 £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 Trainer – Bruce Poole


Bruce has wide experience in the 1st tier of local government both as a town and parish clerk spanning some 30 plus years. He has also acted as a consultant on numerous occasions when various councils have required new direction.

He is a Past President of the Society of Local Council Clerks 2010/11 having served on its National Executive Council (NEC) and as cabinet member for a number of years. He is currently a Fellow member of the Society, Chairman of the Somerset Branch and mentor for Somerset as well as being a Master Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) where he had the honour of serving as Regional Director (2015-17.)

Bruce is CiLCA qualified 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 and runs several training courses for SLCC.

He is a passionate believer in training, supporting and encouraging colleagues to become suitably qualified.

Bruce Poole, CiLCA Trainer

CiLCA Recognised Trainer

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