Basic Planning from Start to Finish e-Course

Discover key aspects of the planning system in Wales

This introductory e-course by Planning Aid Wales provides bite-sized training covering all of the key aspects of the planning system in Wales.

Designed specifically for community and town councillors, the pre-recorded training can be viewed at your leisure with access to watch again until 1 April 2023.

Join two hours of introductory videos for an introduction or refresher on how planning works, how planning applications are processed, how planning decisions are made and much more!

Sign up now for only £30 + VAT


Planning Aid Wales

Please note: we require a council or organisation name in order to set you up on the e-learning system. If you haven’t already added an organisation to your SLCC account, please login and update the details here before placing your order.

Please also ensure that you login and register for yourself and not on behalf of someone else. If you have a colleague who wishes to register for the e-course please ask them to setup a user account here.

What will I learn?

The course has been designed specifically for community and town councillors and includes two hours of introductory videos covering:

  • Overview – how planning works and who’s who in planning in Wales
  • Planning Policy – national policy, local development plans and place plans
  • Planning Applications – how planning applications are processed, how decisions are made and how to respond to planning applications
  • The role of community and town councils in all the above

How long will it take?

Once you have been registered on the system, you will have until 1 April 2023 to access the pre-recorded sessions.

Choose to view the sessions in any order or re-watch as many times as required.

Complete the course and record a CPD point!

How will I learn?

The online platform and a sample video can be viewed on the Planning Aid Wales website here.

Undertake the training without the constraints of attending a ‘live’ e-course. Check the webinar page for details of virtual training sessions where you get to speak with the trainer/s.