Community Governance

Professional Qualification

The Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Community Governance is a professional qualification, available to all local council staff, councillors and county officers, and builds on the knowledge gained in the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

Community Governance looks at the way in which people and organisations work together and independently, making decisions for the benefit of a local community.

The qualification is awarded by De Montfort University (DMU) ranked Silver under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We are delighted to announce the extension of the application deadline to Thursday 21 December 2023.

 Entry  Requirements  Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths
 Learning  Distance. Attend three, residential and virtual, 24-hour study days during your study year – January/early February (in-person), late April/early May (virtual), September (tbc)
 Duration  2 years
 Cost  £6,500 (£3,250 per year) *Fees usually increase annually
 Start Date  1 February 2024
 CPD Points  120

Qualification Information

Meet the team

Helen Quick, Head of Conferences, Training & Education

Helen Quick

Head of Conferences, Training & Education
Angie Hurren

Angie Hurren BEM FSLCC

Community Governance Programme Leader
Johnathan Bourne FSLCC, Community Governance Module Tutor

Johnathan Bourne FSLCC

Senior Support Tutor
Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC, Academic Leader

Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC

Senior Support Tutor

Sheridan Jacklin-Edward BA Hons

Module Tutor

Cally Morris

Module Tutor

Sally Thurston BA Hons

Module Tutor
Serena Sunderland, Training & Qualifications Administrator

Serena Martini-Caradog

Qualifications Administrator

Elaine Page

Qualifications Support Assistant

Kelly Holland BA Hons

Module Tutor
James Derounian, Module Tutor for Community Governance

James Derounian

Module Tutor
Penny Bryant FSLCC, Community Governance Personal Tutor

Penny Bryant FSLCC

Personal Tutor
Sue Hobbs, Community Governance Module Tutor

Sue Hobbs

Module Tutor & Lead Officer – CiLCA

Community Governance is generously sponsored by Blachere Illumination

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Blachere Illumination are the sponsor of National Conference 2021