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Develop your skills

Our training and development events programme has something for everyone, whether you are a clerk or councillor and relatively new to the job or an old hand.  As always, please let us have your views on the programme, or contact us if you would like to talk more generally about your training and development needs.  Telephone the CALC office on 01768 812663 or email us at:

Our new Training & Development Events Programme 'Developing your Skills' can be accessed below.

You can book any course by telephone, email, or in writing as shown on the programme.  Please let us know the delegate name and contact address (email preferably) and to where the invoice should be sent. You can also book online by clicking on the appropriate course below. Non-members can contact the CALC office to obtain a user name and password if booking via the online forms below (contact details are above).

PDF Developing your Skills programme September - December 2022 - 196KB
PDF CPD for Local Council Clerks - 728KB

Certificate in Local Council Administration

The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is the first rung in the ladder of qualifications available to local council clerks. It is assessed by a portfolio of evidence submitted by the candidate about how they work. It is not terribly onerous, but is quite exact in its requirements, requiring considerable precision in the collation and presentation of information. It is administrated by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) on behalf the partners who oversee the National Training Strategy for local councils.

CiLCA Registration

PDF CiLCA 2015 Portfolio Guide - 436KB
PDF CiLCA Introduction for Councillors 2015 - 3319KB
PDF Development and Training Report 2019 - 294KB