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, don't forget to get the member council discount by booking as a registered member council.  Telephone or email bookings will NOT be accepted.

Comments on our couses include:

  • I found the course is very relevant, precise and fun (as much fun as we can have since the subject is year end and audit). I feel really happy to have a better picture of what my role entails. The event was so well organised: friendly atmosphere, plenty of good quality of food and drink, the wonderful and bright venue, a very helpful instruction on parking and perfect time management. I am looking forward to attending more training like this.
  • Very informative and enjoyable. I would suggest ALL parish councillors do the course regardless of being the chair or vice-chair so they have a better understanding of procedure.
  • A clear and precise overview of the roles and responsibilities of becoming a clerk or councillor. The training course was very informative.

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 professional qualification? 

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

For 2019 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 9th September, 8th October, 12th November and 2nd December. Cost £340 +VAT

The details are on the SLCC website. 

The CiLCA fee is  £350 +VAT from October 1st 2018.   CiLCA must be completed within the 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