Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Course Description

This is the accredited certificate for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and candidates are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job. Having completed the training you can then compile the portfolio of evidence that you submit in order to gain the Certificate.

Who should attend?

Anyone can undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Although it is has been designed for parish and town clerks, it can be undertaken by assistant clerks, aspiring clerks, councillors or any other person interested in local council administration. All you need is access to a helpful parish council and access to information, and guidance from NCALC on how to compile your portfolio of evidence.

There are no entry requirements but it would be helpful if you were working for a parish or town council (either as a clerk or an assistant clerk), as you will need access to documents for your portfolio. It is possible for 'prospective' clerks to apply for the certificate.

CiLCA is an accreditation attached to the candidate, not the council. Although this accreditation has been designed for clerks, there is nothing to stop elected members registering, undertaking the training and compiling a portfolio of evidence.

Date & Time

This is a modular course which is run over a period of 7 months.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 25 April 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 23 May 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 20 June 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 18 July 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 26 September 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tuesday 31 October 2017 10.00am to 2.00pm


Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough

Course Tutor

Philippa Page


£495 per delegate (plus an additional registration fee of £250 payable to the SLCC)

A light buffet lunch will provided at each session

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Last updated: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:33