To lead, give value & help

  • Contact us: 07956 590094
  • For a subscription quote for your council contact 07956 590094
  • See the member bulletin for forthcoming events, training sessions and details of "on demand" courses
  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Rob McCarthy from Aldbury Parish Council
  • The HAPTC office is open 08.30am - 12.30pm weekdays
  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
  • To lead, give value and help


E-Learning Courses are available at any time and undertaken independently at your convenience. To sign-up please email Once processed you will receive joining instructions and your council will be issued with an invoice. Registration on this course will last 12 months.
£14/person/session available to members only ***special members only offer: take 5 subjects, choose 6th free of charge!

Topics currently available:


Virtual webinars differ from meetings.
You can see the presenter, co-hosts and the presentation on screen but no-one else; they don't see you.

When you register Zoom automatically sends acknowledgement, email login details and automatic reminders leading up to the session.
Please check your junk mailbox.
"On demand" recordings, the presentation and supporting documents are available after the event.
Training topics are continually reviewed and updated to keep relevant to current and emerging needs of our sector. They are delivered by specialists and practitioners and cost effective to ensure affordability to even the smallest Parish Council.

£30/person/session; available to members only.

The full current list of topics is available in our regular email bulletin. For details

The full schedule of courses covering a wide variety of topics currently available is listed in our electronic bulletin or please contact the office.

The following is a list of the basic core courses that HAPTC puts on at various times.


Generic Course Feedback Form

Cancellation Policy

Please inform us immediately if you are unable to attend; there might be a reserve list. Member cancellations within 48 hours (2 full working days) of the course will be invoiced in full; non-members must give at least a full working week notice. This is to cover preparation and other costs (any handouts will be posted to the Clerk). You are of course welcome to find someone else to take your place. If we are able to reallocate at late notice we will inform you that the invoice is void.

Bespoke Sessions Tailored for your Council

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)

SLCC Courses for Clerks

For further details, please contact the SLCC Hertfordshire Branch Secretary or see the national website:

HAPTC carefully selects speakers at its events in the belief that they will present accurate, reliable and appropriate information and views. Unless specifically stated, HAPTC does not necessarily endorse, approve, guarantee or certify the accuracy, reliability, appropriateness or other aspect of the information and views of speakers. Any opinions provided by the speaker do not necessarily represent the views of HAPTC or its members. Reference to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trade mark or otherwise does not imply or constitute an endorsement, recommendation or other support from HAPTC or its members.

Last updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:28