Training & Events

Our training courses are becoming increasingly popular and are often fully booked well in advance. 

Please complete your online booking as soon as you can. Telephone or email bookings will NOT be accepted.

UNDERSTANDING INTERNAL AUDIT

Understanding Internal Audit


Date

Thursday 10th of January 2019

Location

Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £45.00 + VAT

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN INTERNAL AUDITOR?

So you want to be an Internal Auditor?


Date

Thursday 10th of January 2019

Location

Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £45.00 + VAT

PREPARING FOR YEAR END AND AUDIT FOR PARISH COUNCILS

Preparing for Year End and Audit for parish councils


Date

Thursday 24th of January 2019

Location

Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

THE RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER'S YEAR

The RFO tasks on a month by month basis


Date

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Location

Cherwell Room, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford OX5 1PF

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

MINUTES AND AGENDAS: A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE

MINUTES AND AGENDAS: A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE


Date

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Location

Woodgreen Offices, West Oxfordshire District Council, Witney, OX28 1NB

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £90.00 + VAT

THE CLERKS YEAR - WHAT TO DO AND WHEN...

THE PARISH CLERKS YEAR - What to do and when...


Date

Thursday 21st of March 2019

Location

Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PARISH COUNCILS

Risk Management for parish councils


Date

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £90.00 + VAT

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PARISH COUNCILS

Strategic planning for parish councils


Date

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £90.00 + VAT

ALLOTMENT MANAGEMENT FOR TOWN AND PARISH COUNCIL CLERKS

Allotment management for town and parish council clerks


Date

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - WORKING ON YOUR COUNCIL

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - WORKING ON YOUR COUNCIL


Date

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - WORKING ON YOUR COUNCIL

Roles and responsibilities for new parish councillors and clerks


Date

Saturday 6th of July 2019

Location

Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £100.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £200.00 + VAT

CHAIRMANSHIP SKILLS

CHAIRMANSHIP SKILLS


Date

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - WORKING ON YOUR COUNCIL

Roles and responsibilities for new councillors and clerks


Date

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Location

Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £85.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £170.00 + VAT

BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR COUNCILLORS

Budgeting and financial management for councillors


Date

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Location

Cherwell Room, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford OX5 1PF

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £90.00 + VAT

VAT FOR CLERKS (AND COUNCILLORS)

VAT for clerks (and councillors)


Date

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Location

Cherwell Room, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford OX5 1PF

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £45.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £90.00 + VAT

Other Training Opportunities

1. Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA)

ILCA is an online sector specific learning tool. 

The cost is £99 + VAT. To find out more and to register go to the Society of Local Council Clerks website


The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the work of a local council, its councillors and the clerk.  The course is in five sections:

1. The Core Roles establishes your place in local government and the duties and responsibilities of the council as a corporate body, individual councillors, the chairman and the clerk. It examines the role of the clerk more closely including the clerk as a researcher, administrator and manager. It stresses good communication skills and the use of information and communications technology.

2. Law and Procedures establishes the council’s legal framework including duties, powers and other statutory requirements. It introduces agendas, minutes, meeting procedures, and the value of standing orders, delegation and committee structures. We note election processes, the standards framework and the need to keep up to date with legislation.

3. Finance introduces the role of the Responsible Financial Officer and proper financial practices, accounts, financial procedures and accounting regulations. We consider budgeting, the precept, audits, insurance, income generation and the management of risk.

4. Management establishes the role of the council and its officers in planning, managing, funding and reviewing projects, services, assets and facilities. It provides guidance on managing staff, contracts and the performance of the council as a whole, stressing the need for on-going training and development.

5. Community is the heart of the matter. You identify community needs and plans; you engage with the planning system and get to know the community well. We introduce community representation, engagement, empowerment and support. We stress partnership working, public relations and raising the council's profile in the community.

 

 

2. Certificate in Local Council Administration 2015 (CILCA)

Are you thinking of undertaking the CiLCA 2015 professional qualification? 

Please note all submissions for Cilca after June 2017 will only be accepted via EMMA on line submission.

 

 

For 2018 SLCC are delivering a mentoring programme starting in September. The course will be run by Sam Shippen, Town Clerk, Bicester Town Council. The SLCC course comprises 4 days and the agreed dates for Bicester are 3rd September, 3rd October, 28th November and 10th December. Cost £340 +VAT

The details are on the SLCC website

The CiLCA fee is going up from £250 to £350 from October 1st 2018.  The Improvement and Development Board has agreed to the increase which reflects a significant increase in costs over the last two years.  This includes an increase in fees for Ascentis, the cost of improving EMMA, the employment of two more assessors, and additional 'Train the Trainer' courses.  It is also designed to take into account developments taking place in the immediate future required by Ascentis, including the quality assurance of training.  

CiLCA 2015 must be completed a year after registration.

 

 

3. Community Governance

Community Governance is an advanced qualification for local council officers.  At Level 4 in the national framework, it builds on CiLCA and leads to a Certificate of Higher Education in Community Governance: Local Council Management.  This award is recognised in law as a qualification for clerks.

It is tailored specifically to the needs of local council officers.  It is a distance learning programme starting on 1st February 2018.  The teaching team is made up of experienced practitioners.  

More information on the SLCC website here