England Building Your CiLCA Portfolio Course – Starting 10 March
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: 1 hour per session
100% Virtual: Sessions lead by a CiLCA trainer
The course comprises of twelve 1-hour evening 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 led by an experienced and well-qualified CiLCA trainer who will be able answer all of your questions.
Sessions are not recorded to protect confidentiality.
Time: Each session will be from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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.
- 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.
About the Trainer
Sam Shippen is Clerk to Bicester Town Council and has been involved with parish & town councils since January 1998, having previously held several posts in Durham County Council for thirteen years. She now has her own company, Sam Shippen Associates Ltd which offers locum services to councils alongside specific service, staffing and structural reviews or covering a single meeting.
Her long association with the SLCC includes having being Branch Secretary for County Durham & Cleveland Branch, representing the branch on the National Executive 2002/2010, NEC Vice Chairman 2006/07 and Chairman 2007/10, Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Local Council Management 2006/2014 and External Affairs Officer 2010/14. She has represented the SLCC on various national committees and been involved in the development of legislation with the Department of Communities and Local Government on behalf of the SLCC.
Sam has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators since 2006, having qualified as a chartered secretary in 1994. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Local Council Management and holds a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
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