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).

 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

Helen Quick

Head of Conferences, Training & Education
Angie Hurren BEM FSLCC

Angie Hurren BEM FSLCC

Community Governance Programme Leader
Johnathan Bourne FSLCC

Johnathan Bourne FSLCC

Senior Support Tutor
Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC

Elisabeth Skinner MBE FSLCC

Senior Support Tutor
Sheridan Jacklin-Edward BA Hons

Sheridan Jacklin-Edward BA Hons

Module Tutor
Cally Morris

Cally Morris

Module Tutor
Sally Thurston BA Hons

Sally Thurston BA Hons

Module Tutor
Dr Carlton Brand FRSA

Dr Carlton Brand FRSA

Community Governance Module Tutor
David Mears FSLCC

David Mears FSLCC

Community Governance Module Tutor
Serena Martini-Caradog

Serena Martini-Caradog

Qualifications Administrator
Elaine Page

Elaine Page

Qualifications Support Assistant
Kelly Holland BA Hons

Kelly Holland BA Hons

Module Tutor
James Derounian

James Derounian

Module Tutor
Penny Bryant FSLCC

Penny Bryant FSLCC

Personal Tutor
Sue Hobbs

Sue Hobbs

Module Tutor & Lead Officer – CiLCA