ILCA to CiLCA

Enhanced knowledge

This course is specifically designed for students in England and Wales who have completed the Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA) and are aspiring to complete the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

Launched on 1 April 2021, this online course, equivalent to Level 2, will develop your knowledge, confidence and skills, bridging the gap between the two courses and building your portfolio ready for you to begin CiLCA. Even if you don’t go on to complete CiLCA, this course will still provide a strong foundation of knowledge which can be applied to your role.

 

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Course overview

This course develops your understanding of the legal framework, how a council operates, how responsibilities are allocated and how to manage council activities and finances.

The webinars and online submissions that form the basis of this interactive course aim to bridge the gap between ILCA and CiLCA.

The course doesn’t cover every detail, however it will enable you to develop your knowledge, confidence and skills, and help prepare you for undertaking the CiLCA qualification (should you wish to do so).

Even if you decide not to progress on to CiLCA, this course will still provide a strong foundation of knowledge which can be applied to your role.

Duration

You will have access to the course for 12 months, read more below

Commitment

3 hours per week

This includes:

  • Webinars (90 minutes)
  • Follow up work (90 minutes)

In total there will be 9 webinars to attend throughout the course.

Click here to view the webinar dates.

Delivery/Format

Delivered in a series of online webinars, including follow-up work, self-paced

Price

£120 + VAT
Are you a clerk in Wales? You could be eligible for a bursary towards 50% of the cost. Click here to find out more.

Requirements

Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA) or County Association introductory training for clerks

CPD Points

Claim 12 CPD points for completing this course

When Registering...

Important: Please ensure that, when you register for ILCA to CiLCA online, you login and register for yourself and not on behalf of someone else.

If you have a colleague who wishes to register for ILCA to CiLCA please ask them to setup a user account here.

What will I learn?

Module 1: Core Roles

Consists of two webinars that cover:

  • Councillors
  • The Council
  • Chairman
  • The Clerk & RFO
  • Delegation of duties
  • Communicating with the public

 

Module 3: Finance

One webinar that covers the following topics:

  • Revenue and Capital expenditure
  • Budgets and reserves
  • Raising income
  • Precept and Council Tax
  • Internal and External audit
  • VAT
  • Grants and LGA 1972. s.137
  • Financial records


Module 5: Community

Consists of two webinars that cover:

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Action
  • Community-led plans
  • The planning system

Module 2: Law

Consists of two webinars that cover:

  • Powers and duties including General Power of Competence and Power of Well-Being
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Understanding new legislation
  • Equality
  • Standards framework and Code of Conduct
  • Council meetings


Module 4: Management

Consists of two webinars that cover:

  • Planning for the future
  • Managing council assets, facilities and services
  • Managing people
  • Training and development
  • Time management

Click here to view the webinar dates


Submissions

After attending the webinars, your knowledge and understanding of each module will be assessed through the follow-up work you submit online. Which can strengthen your ability to deal with the types of questions that are posed in CiLCA.