Are you looking to gain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), but unsure what the qualification involves or whether the time is right? If so, this introductory webinar is for you!

Date: Wednesday 13 September, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Cost: Members £50 + VAT, Non-members £75 + VAT

Duration: 1 hour

100% Virtual: The session is led by a CiLCA trainer

Please note that this webinar is for those looking to undertake CiLCA in the near future. It is strongly recommended to attend this webinar prior to booking a place on the CiLCA training course and registering for the qualification (each of which have separate costs associated with them).

Webinar Overview

The aim of this 60-minute webinar is to help you understand the requirements of the qualification and what is expected of you as a CiLCA candidate.

The webinar is led by an experienced and well-qualified CiLCA trainer who will be able answer all of your questions.

The course content is as follows:

  • What is involved
  • EMMA
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training
  • Resources
  • Annotations

You will need to complete a CiLCA training needs analysis and return it to [email protected] prior to the webinar date.


You should have:

  • Minimum of 12 months in your current post working in the sector
  • Achieved ILCA and ILCA to CiLCA or attended training for clerks run by your County Association
  • complete a Training Needs Analysis form for this webinar
  • You must have access to a computer/laptop in a location where you are not disturbed.

Attendance Requirements: It is advisable to contact your County Association in the first instance to find out if they provide a similar service as it is preferable to undertake CiLCA training locally.

CPD Points: You can claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar

About the Trainer

Sue Hobbs FSLCC

Sue has worked in the local council sector in a variety of roles since 1995, starting as a part-time assistant clerk for a medium-sized council near Southampton for six years, progressing to being appointed as full-time clerk/Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) for a further fifteen years. After passing CiLCA in 2007, Sue provided councillor training on a self-employed basis. Graduating in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in Community Engagement and Governance and winning the AON prize for best performance at Level six, Sue worked as a self employed locum clerk. Sue joined the Community Governance teaching team after graduating and is a personal and module tutor for Level four students. More recently, Sue has become a CiLCA trainer and mentor, taking responsibility for the operations management of the CiLCA qualification with Pauline Whitehead in January 2022.

Sue Hobbs, Community Governance Module Tutor

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