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: Tuesday 13 September, 10:00am – 11:00am

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

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 Chair 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.

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