Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire
SG4 8RD

Tel: 07956 590094

The Certification in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) can be taken by anyone, but is primarily aimed at parish and town council clerks.

What are the benefits of the CiLCA?

  • It is a professional qualification for the Parish and Town Council sector
  • Once achieved, it does not have to be re-taken or reviewed
  • It is the most significant, readily accessible and nationally recognised qualification aimed at the local council level officers
  • It is increasingly expected by councils as they recognise that a CiLCA qualified clerk is more likely to have the knowledge and competency required to give them the support the council deserves
  • It develops knowledge, administrative skills, precision of thinking and presentation skills which help a clerk to perform confidently and competently across a range of council tasks
  • It is a significant level 3 qualification (described as like an A level) which helps current council employers and creates employment opportunities
  • A CilCA qualified clerk contributes to the council's eligibility for the General Power of Competence
  • Having a CiLCA qualified clerk helps a council to achieve the Quality or Quality Gold levels of the Local Council Award Scheme.
  • See https://www.slcc.co.uk/content/level-3-qualification-cilca/525/

Programme 2019

Tuesday 12th March 10am to 3pm Parish Room, Kimpton Memorial Hall

The first session will focus on the requirements of the qualification, clarify learning outcomes, identify your individual training needs to create a successful portfolio. A peer support network group will be setup to share ideas, questions and experiences and keep the momentum going.

Self-learning in your own time

Between the 2 sessions, as you develop your own portfolio, guidance will be available from the tutors in addition to your peer support.

Date to be confirmed, September 10am to 3pm Parish Room, Kimpton Memorial Hall

The Autumn session will then review your completed portfolio and address any outstanding issues to achieve the best results.

Both tutors are CiLCA qualified, have worked in the sector for many years and have experience of guiding participants through to completion:

Carina Helmn, County Officer at HAPTC and Clerk to Kimpton Parish Council

Jill Jones, Clerk to Buntingford Town Council

The fee is £95 each day including lunch for members, others £475

In addition, the SLCC charges £350 for registration.

Pre-booking essential

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