Local Council Award Scheme
The CPD Point Scheme
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities are undertaken by council employees to help maintain and improve standards of performance in their work. When council employees engage in CPD, they strengthen their knowledge and skills for the significant benefit of their councils and their communities.
Local Council Award Scheme Guide
The local council award scheme exists to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and to provide A framework to support all local councils to meet their full potential.
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Tips for an Award Winning Application
NALC have been running webinars to explain how the scheme works, what information is needed to apply, and how to submit a good application. Further webinars will be held throughout the year, keep an eye on our website for upcoming dates.
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LCAS Sample Business Plan
This example from Brixton Parish Council is a 3 year business plan and submitted as part of its evidence for Quality Gold status.
LCAS Sample Action Plan
Needed for all levels of Award; at Foundation level, it does not need to be complicated. More detail will be required for Quality status; panels like to see how consultations and engagement have influenced your planning.
This example comes from Quality Gold Council Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council ACTION PLAN 2021/22
LCAS Sample Application Form
This sample comes from Draycott Parish Council who has supplied its evidence for Foundation and Quality Award, having confirmed it by resolution in a full Council meeting.Please note that some links may no longer work.